There are lots of ways to measure distance and you can have fun with your child exploring them.
Before you leave the house or a store, decide how you will measure the distance to where you are going next. How many streets you pass, how many squares in the sidewalk, how many steps you take, or how many telephone poles you pass, are just some examples.
If you walk the same way to and from school or a favorite store, on a regular basis, you can measure the same distance in several different ways.
Write down how far you went in streets, squares, steps, poles, or any other measurement you can think of!