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.
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.