Learning to Measure

0-5 minutes
Time required
10-15 minutes
Everyday items and/or a ruler.
How to Play
Using everyday items, teach your child to measure. Use different things of different sizes and shapes. For example, measure how many "Legos tall" the couch is or how many "blocks wide" the refrigerator is.
Some Tips
Use the same items to measure different things so you can talk about what things are bigger and smaller using the items. Encourage your child to write down the results of their measurements to compare different objects.
Make it Easier
Use larger objects to measure or smaller items so it is easier to count. Use things that are very different sizes to make comparisons easier.
Make it Harder
Pick objects to measure that are more similar in size and will need careful measures to tell differences between them.
10 Activities to Improve Your Toddler's Development. (2017). Parents.