- Children intuitively compare, order, and build with many types of materials, and increasingly learn vocabulary for specific dimensions.
- Child says, "Let's count how many steps it takes to get to the door."
- Child says, "It took us 10 steps to get from there to the door."
- Child might say: "This is long. Everything straight is long. If it's not straight, it can't be long."
Help your student become a(n) Length Senser: Foundations
Experiences encourage manipulation and exploration of many objects' sizes. Beginning language can start with such simple terms as "big" and "little," but when appropriate switches to "tall" and "short" and "shorter" and "taller" or especially "longer."