The research is in on the first three Little Elephant books. Drumroll, please!
Yes, kids learn math from fictional picture books!
Specifically: preschoolers learned a significant amount of math from reading my picture books with their caregivers.
If you’ve read books with young kids, you’ve probably experienced this. Kids pick up a surprising amount of vocabulary and information from reading books with adults – from new dinosaur species to lessons about sharing. But this proves that kids can learn math from a story and translate that knowledge into a classroom later.
You can learn more about the research here.