Many of us have heard about the importance of reading a bedtime story to our children, but there is research that supports doing Bedtime Math with kids, too.  In a study conducted by psychologists at the University of Chicago, it was “found that within just one school year, kids who did Bedtime Math improved their math achievement on average by three months more than children who didn’t. Most notably, kids of the most math-anxious parents who chose to do Bedtime Math gained an extra half school year of skills.”
The website, Bedtime Math, has daily math problems, complete with a picture, a story, and questions for “wee ones,” “little kids,” and “big kids.”  According to the website’s founder, Laura Bilodeau Overdeck, “We make math part of the family routine. Every day, we serve up a quick bite of wacky math just for fun. It’s nothing like school. Parents can sign up by email, on our website, and our free app. Whether it’s flamingos, ninjas, or pillow forts, kids can see the math in their favorite topics. No logins. No drilling. No scores. It takes only 5 minutes a day, and kids clamor for it.”