Show your child how to use string or yarn to measure parts of their body. Have them put out their arm and hold the string along the length of their arm. Cut the string and hold it out: How long is it? Can they compare it to other body parts? Can they measure your arm?

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Your child is building a strong foundation for learning when you help them understand how one thing, like string, can stand for something else, like the length of their arm. They’re exploring math ideas, like measuring and comparing, by actually doing them—the best way for children to learn.

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