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PBS Kids Offers Parents New Math Learning Tools

Report reveals that parents need help supporting math skills for young children.

A recent survey released by PBS Kids shows that parents of young children are more likely to place emphasis on literacy skills as opposed to math skills. While parents of older children do spend more time helping kids with homework, parents of young children will focus on developing literacy skills.

“The early years of life are most critical for learning both literacy and math; in fact, many children do not realize their full potential in mathematics because they are not getting consistent support from a young age,” said Lesli Rotenberg, General Manager, Children’s Programming, PBS.

In response to the survey, PBS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) have teamed up to launch “It All Adds Up,” a new awareness campaign designed to increase math confidence in the home or on the go with a variety of resources.

The online tools will expand the existing Ready to Learn resources, which were made possible through funding from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement.

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