Bedtime = book time. Parents know that equation by heart, or at
least they're supposed to. The drill goes like this: Just before the
goodnight kiss, we snuggle up with our young kids, open a book, and
read with them. Okay, so maybe at first we have to beg them to just
settle down. And maybe the baby is more prone to eat the pages than
look at them. But still, we try. We're the ones responsible for these
little human beings. It's part of our job.
Mathematics, on the other hand, that's not on the must-do list.
Reading may be part of the raising-kids routine. Math -- not so much.