It’s a Mathematics Kind of Day. (12-13-14)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

Decide:    Your child can be good at mathematics.

Practice:   Count with your child, today.

Explain to your child that today’s date in the US is 12-13-14 – all the numbers (day, month, and year) line up in order. This won’t happen again for 89 years.

For young children, use toys to sort and count or read a counting picture book.

For preschool children, practice counting to 100 or as far as the child is able.

For older children, ask how many times the date lined up like this before and help them find the answer. Remember to give clues rather than just telling them the answer. You can use your local librarian or the internet for help.

Today’s Parenting Tip was inspired by the importance of traditions in children’s lives.

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The Holiday Season is upon us. Thinking about what traditions are important in your family? See Holiday Traditions Revisited.