Measure for measure

Armed with a ruler or tape measure, set your child loose to measure the world.

You'll Need

  • Ruler or tape measure

Time

10 minutes

Learning Stages

Kids love rulers and tape measures. Designate a place in your home where you can regularly measure and mark your child’s height. Give your child a tape measure or ruler and ask him to measure the height of a chair, the length of a rug, the width of a newspaper or any other household objects. Challenge your child by asking him to compare measurements, like: Which is wider, the newspaper or the phonebook?