Once you have introduced quantities to your little one, you can move on to adding and subtracting and then get into some multiplication and division. Many parents teach their baby math using red dot cards. These can be purchased in a math kit from IAHP.org or you can do math with your baby right through your computer with a program called Little Math. Either one of these methods are excellent for teaching babies math.

# Category Archives: How babies learn math

# Adding and Subtracting for Babies

Yesterday I posted about how you can introduce quantity to babies starting at birth. All you have to do is tell them the quantity of the items they see, and through repetition and exposure to quantities, babies can determine quantity without having to count items. It is pretty amazing to see.

# Math for Babies

If you want to teach your baby the language of math, you can start at birth. All that is required is that you notice opportunities as they arise so you can incorporate math into your baby’s day. Math is really just a language and babies can master it and become fluent in this language. To begin, introduce your baby to quantities. It is much more important that your baby can comprehend quantities than recognize numerals. This is very important. Babies have the ability to recognize quantity if they are introduced before they are around 30 months old, or 2 1/2 years old.

# Teach baby math

Babies have the ability to learn true quantity beginning at around 3 months of age. They lose this ability somewhere around 2 1/2 years old. I have tried to teach my babies true quantity, addition, subtraction, and division. I was really consistent for a period of time, but I tend to be more dedicated to the reading programs.