Early Childhood Mathematics Skill Development in the Home Environment

  • Belinda Blevins-Knabe
  • Ann M. Berghout Austin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Belinda Blevins-Knabe, Ann M. Berghout Austin
    Pages 1-5
  3. Pirjo Aunio, Anna Tapola, Riikka Mononen, Markku Niemivirta
    Pages 51-70
  4. Jacob A. Esplin, Brionne G. Neilson, Ann M. Berghout Austin, Belinda Blevins-Knabe, Shawnee M. Hendershot, Lori A. Loesch
    Pages 105-126
  5. Sheri-Lynn Skwarchuk, Maureen Vandermaas-Peeler, Jo-Anne LeFevre
    Pages 127-146
  6. Joanne Lee, Donna Kotsopoulos
    Pages 147-164
  7. Adam K. Dubé, Andy Keenan
    Pages 165-184
  8. Belinda Blevins-Knabe, Ann M. Berghout Austin
    Pages 185-189
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 191-200

About this book


This volume presents current research on the connections between the home and family environment on children’s mathematics development. Focusing on infancy through first grade, it details the role of parents and other caregivers in promoting numeracy and the ways their active participation can prepare young children for learning about formal mathematics. Research data answer key questions regarding the development of numeracy alongside cognitive and linguistic skills, early acquisition of specific math skills, and numeracy of children with atypical language skills. The book also provides practical recommendations for parents and other caregivers as well as implications for future research studies and curriculum design.

Included in the coverage:

  • Ways to optimize home numeracy environments.
  • Individual differences in numerical abilities.
  • Cross-cultural comparisons and ways to scaffold young children's mathematical skills.
  • Mathematics and language in the home environment.
  • Center-based and family-based child care.
  • Games and home numeracy practice.

Early Childhood Mathematics Skill Development in the Home Environment is an essential resource for researchers, graduate students, and professionals in infancy and early childhood development, child and school psychology, early childhood education, social work, mathematics education, and educational psychology.


Assessment of mathematical progress during early childhood Childcare providers and mathematical development Cross-cultural comparisons of mathematics learning Early childhood home-based services Early childhood out-of-home care Games and mathematical development Geometry in early childhood Home childcare curriculum recommendations Home childcare environment Home environment Home numeracy Home numeracy environment Language and mathematics in early childhood Mathematical skill development Mathematical skill development in early childhood Mathematics education in early childhood Mathematics skills Parenting and mathematics education Spatial skills in early childhood Young children and mathematics

Editors and affiliations

  • Belinda Blevins-Knabe
    • 1
  • Ann M. Berghout Austin
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Arkansas at Little RockLittle RockUSA
  2. 2.Department of Family, Consumer, and Human DevelopmentUtah State UniversityLoganUSA

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