Long before kids are expected to memorize multiplication facts and formulas, they are learning important math concepts through everyday activities and play. A few tools and open-ended toys, paired with your kiddo’s natural curiosity, are all you need for tons of fun math play activities.
So, let’s grab our rulers and measuring cups and start playing with measurement!
Do: Play with rulers and tape measures, then measure the house
Do: Weigh your fruits and veggies on the grocery store scale
Do: Sort various containers by capacity and explore measuring spoons and cups while cooking together
More measuring books worth checking out:
Actual Size by Steve Jenkins
Fannie in the Kitchen by Deborah Hopkinson
Just How Long Can a Long String Be?! by Keith Baker
Measuring Penny by Loreen Leedy
Millions to Measure by David M. Schwartz
Twelve Snails to One Lizard: A Tale of Mischief and Measurement by Susan Hightower