As a parent you play a very important role in early years learning for your children. Your support and encouragement of learning at home not only builds on what they are taught at school but also gives your children the best possible start in life.

Having an understanding of numbers and how maths is used in everyday situations are essential skills for your children.

You can get involved by including the ideas in this booklet in your home routines. The activities are simple, fun and a great way for you to help your children learn while spending time together.

I encourage you to keep this booklet as a handy guide to use throughout your children's early years at school as they develop confidence and skills in using numbers and maths.