‘Stack the Cats’ Is the Perfect Introduction to Early Math Concepts

My 5-year-old calls himself a “mathemagician.”

It is the perfect description, really. He finds numbers to be magical. Math makes him happy.

'Stack the Cats' Is the Perfect Introduction to Early Math Concepts | Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley, GeekMom
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As the parent of a little mathemagician, I am always on the hunt for high-quality math storybooks. Today, I’d like to share a new favorite: Stack the Cats by Susie Ghahremani.

'Stack the Cats' Is the Perfect Introduction to Early Math Concepts | Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley, GeekMom
Image credit: Caitlin Fitzpatrick Curley

Stack the Cats Is the Perfect Introduction to Early Math Concepts

Stack the Cats is a fun-filled way to introduce math to young children.

In Stack the Cats, award-winning illustrator Susie Ghahremani introduces young children to early math concepts. Featuring adorably silly cats, Stack the Cats will delight children of all ages.

I find that most storybooks geared toward this age group focus on counting to ten. Stack the Cats goes beyond counting. With colorful and quirky illustrations, Stack the Cats introduces children to addition, subtraction, and grouping numbers to ten.

My little mathemagician loved this one and as a homeschool mom, I am happy to add this title to our math bookshelf! This book would make a great stepping stone for mathematical discussions, number play, and/or classroom and homeschool lessons.

Are you a fan of high-quality read-alouds?

Our homeschool routine is based upon carefully selected, high-quality educational games and fantastic read-alouds. Every morning in our homeschool, we enjoy a tradition called Coffee and Books, and then later in the day, I attempt to pair our morning read-alouds with educational games.

Coffee and Books was an unplanned, unexpected tradition, but one that has made a huge impact on our homeschool. I love to share our Coffee and Books on Instagram and recently created a free 5-day Coffee and Books series. My hope is that the Coffee and Books series improves your morning routine. I hope that it makes your homeschool day a little bit easier, that you build a morning connection that lasts throughout the day.

Now, it’s your turn! Tell me: Do you have a favorite math picture book? Share here!

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Cait is a school psychologist, mom to three amazing children, and an unexpected homeschooler. She loves nature, good books, board games, strong coffee, and dancing in her kitchen. You can read about all of these things and more at My Little Poppies. Cait co-hosts The Homeschool Sisters Podcast. She is a contributing writer for Simple Homeschool and her work has also appeared on The Huffington Post, The Mighty, and Scary Mommy. You can find her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Instagram and G+.