Measure Your Treasure

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About

Counting is an important skill for toddlers, and you can teach them basic math skills very early on with simple activities like this one.

How To

What You’ll Need:

  • Objects around the house to be “counted” and “measured,” like shoes, blankets, pillows, toys, and books
  • Objects to use for “counting” and “measuring,” like wooden blocks, socks, cotton balls, or other uniformly sized toys or items 

 

Choose an object to be measured, such as a book. Ask your toddler to place the book on the floor, and lay blocks down one by one until they reach the length of the book. Then, measure the length of the book by counting out the number of blocks. You can do this with a variety of items around your house – like pillows, small furniture, rugs, and more!

Benefits

This Activity Helps Your Child’s Brain Develop:

  • Numeracy Skills
  • Gross Motor Skills
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Language and Vocabulary Comprehension