Research tells us that exposing children to math early improves their success in school. In this video, Liz Simons, Linda Platas, and Deborah Stipek describe the importance of early math skills for young children and illustrate some easy ways parents and caregivers can help children develop basic math skills that are useful in all cognitive areas.

You can play math games with children from a very young age and, in doing so, open up a world to children that is a first step in a lifelong love of mathematics and numbers. To learn more about how you can incorporate early math concepts into your child’s daily routine, download our tip sheet, read our Q&A with Deborah Stipek, and explore the Sesame Street math toolkit.