Made to measure
There are so many different ways you can help your child understand numbers and what they mean in their everyday activities. And while they’re counting and comparing, they’ll be busy and entertained too.
Try these made to measure games
Game #1: Splashing around
Game #2: More or less
While you're out together, you could look for opportunities to chat about different sizes with your child - such as more than, less than, bigger, smaller. Try asking them things like which building is taller? Which car is smaller? Are there more green apples or red apples on display?
Game #3: Drop by drop
Why not have a go at making a rain catcher? All you need is an empty bottle, and mark a simple scale on it. Then put it outside, wait for a rainy day... and ask your child how much rain there is in the bottle. Keep checking, so they can see if there's more on one day than another.