How tall are you? (4 - 5 year olds)

Plants can grow - how about you? Today we’re going to look at ourselves.

Home Learning

When we are introducing formal measurement, such as a ruler or measuring tape, it is often difficult for children to grasp the abstract mathematical concept of measurement. You can make the learning measurement skills fun and meaningful by using some common items and using these items as units of measurement. Such items may be wooden blocks, pens, pencils, etc.

Children's height marked on the wall Here is an example of how we learn to measure our height. Children can use the line to measure how tall they are and who is the tallest.

Using pens to take a measurement Children can also try to use the colour pencil as a unit to test which string is the longest.

These simple measurement activities provide the young learners with hands-on measuring experience.


long, short, tall

Discuss with your child:

  • How can we measure our height?
  • How tall are you?
  • Who is the tallest?

Learning outcomes

  • Mathematics:
    • Use everyday language to talk about size, weight, capacity, position, distance, time and money to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems.
    • Order two or three items by length or height.
  • Understanding the world: Developing an understanding of growth, decay and changes over time.