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How do I help my child to understand measurements?

Measurements are used to determine the height, length, and width of objects, as well as area, volume and lots of other attributes. We also measure time and money. Developing the ability to estimate and measure takes time and lots of practice.
 
Why not help your little one learn measurements with these fun activities:
 
Measure items found around the house
Get your child to find objects that are longer or shorter than a ruler. Together, use a ruler to measure the length of the kitchen table. Fill different containers with water and see which containers hold more and which hold less.
 
Estimate everything! 
Guess the number of steps from your front door to the edge of garden and then walk with your child to see how many there actually are, counting the steps as you go.
 
Have your child count the number of stars he can draw in a minute.
Get him to guess first how many he thinks he can draw.
 
Compare household items.
Get your child to take objects out of a press and line them up from tallest to smallest.
 
Talk about time. 
Ask your child to check the time on the clock before he goes to school, eats meals, and goes to bed. 

More questions

Understanding maths can be tricky for many children which is why they need all the help they can get.
Your child is an individual so it's important to discover the right interests for your child.
There are lots of things that you as a parent can do to help your child learn about science.
Besides the fact that your child will need maths right up until he leaves secondary school, he will also need it to get through life.
Making maths part of your everyday life can help your child develop a love for maths.
Geometry is necessary for so many different occupations so it's important to give your child a good understanding of the basics.
Measurements are used to determine height, length, time and money so it's important your little one gets lots of practice.
Numbers are used to describe quantities, to count and to add, subtract and multiply. 
Children learn maths through activities that encourage them to explore, solve problems and think about what they are exploring.
There are lots of things that you as a parent can do to help your child understand math.

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