Teach your child the size concept
How to teach your children about sizes.
size concept refers to a child’s ability to discriminate between different
sizes including big and small, full and empty, long and short, little or one
and a lot or more, far and close as well as thick and thin.
concept develops in a specific sequence and it is important for parents to keep
it in mind when teaching little ones new concepts.
the size concept with your child by doing a variety of activities instead of
just repeating one over and over. Teach them one concept at a time and wait
until they can answer each question correctly every time and have a good grasp
of each activity before moving on the next one.
that your little one should learn at their own pace and enjoy the learning
process. When you notice them struggling to learn a new concept or get
frustrated with an activity, it is a good idea to stop for a while and try
again later. If they still struggle, you can go back to the previous concept
for a little while.
developmental process and sequence is as follows:
Your child learns to distinguish different sizes by using their own body as a
reference. Help them to see that they are for example shorter than the tree in
your garden and bigger than their baby brother.
The next step is for your little one to distinguish between different sizes on
a three dimensional level. They can for example see that the red crayon is
longer than the green crayon and the blue block is thicker than the yellow
Thereafter your child will start distinguishing between sizes on a two
dimensional level. When they page through a book or do exercise in an activity book
for example, they will see when something is bigger than something else on
on your child’s age group below for the milestones they should reach in this
developmental area as well as some activities you can do together to help them.0-11-22-3
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