Troubador 100 Ways in 100 Days to Teach Your Baby Maths

Released: 28/09/2021

ISBN: 9781800464490

eISBN: 9781800466715

Format: Paperback/eBook

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100 Ways in 100 Days to Teach Your Baby Maths

Support All Areas of Your Baby’s Development by Nurturing a Love of Maths


Maths ability on entry to school is the strongest predictor of later academic achievement, double that of literacy skills, and simply saying more number words to babies increases their maths ability. What else have scientists, psychologists and professors learned about maths for babies?

  • Babies seem to be born with an amazing number sense: understanding shapes in the womb, being aware of quantities at seven hours old, calculating probability at six months old, and doing addition and subtraction at nine months old.
  • The best time to introduce maths is infancy. By the time children enter school there is already a significant gap in maths skills, this gap increases over time.
  • A parent’s attitude shapes a child’s attitude. Parents have the power to teach their babies that learning maths can be either something to feel anxious about or something to enjoy.
  • Babies can learn maths while boosting all other areas of development. For example, movement is boosted while teaching geometry positional language, literacy is boosted while reading a “number” book, and bonding is boosted by giving a baby undivided attention while teaching maths to him or her.
  • Maths is important. Babies will use maths every day for the rest of their lives.

What about the impact of gender, culture, videos, sleep, diet—even the type of pushchair you buy? 100 Ways in 100 Days to Teach Your Baby Maths holds the answers.

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While this book made me realize what I did not do for my own children, I loved the advice given. I have found my new "go to" present for expecting parents. This book is simple enough that even the parents who are most phobic about math could follow through. The research added gives a confidence to the parents in trying out each activity.

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A useful book presenting ways of getting number talk into your day with your little one. There are activities to try and references to studies. Can’t wait to try some of these with my grandson! I’d forgotten all about the Hokey Cokey song and wouldn’t have thought to think of it terms of mathematician vocabulary based on position!

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Emma Smith

EMMA L SMITH is a fellow of The Institute of Actuaries and a chartered accountant. A double academic prize winner with a First-Class Maths degree, she is a lifelong lover of maths.

Since having children, Emma has worked freelance as an actuarial exam counsellor, an assistant examiner, and writer, publishing such articles as 'Your Baby is a Genius!' in Baby London Magazine.

Emma is ably assisted by her dog, Button, her daughter's cat, Princess Marshmallow, and her son's cat, Squeezy Paws.

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