We generally have a habit of comparing things and using them in our everyday conversation to make the communication process easy. For example, we often ask our children to “Drink water from the small bottle” or “Pass me the tall glass”. “Tall” and “Short” are two very important mathematical concepts that children must learn to understand how to compare objects.
In this article, we have covered the concept of tall and short for kindergarten kids. Continue reading to know how to teach this to your child.
What Is Tall?
If two items or people are standing at the same level, then being tall means that one of the two items or people have a greater height than the other one.
- A pile of 10 books will be taller than a pile of 5 books when placed on the same level.
- If you (Kids aged 5-8) will stand next to your father on the ground, you will find that your father is taller than you.
- Place your pencil next to your water bottle. You will find that your water bottle is taller than your pencil.
What Is Short?
If two items or people are standing at the same level, then being small means that one of the two items or people have a smaller height than the other one.
- A pile of 5 books will be smaller than a pile of 10 books when placed on the same level.
- If you (Kids aged 5-8) will stand next to your father on the ground, you will find that you are smaller than your father.
- Place your pencil next to your water bottle. You will find that your pencil is smaller than your water bottle.
How To Teach Your Child Tall And Short?
Teaching children about tall and short is one of the easiest mathematics concepts. Even kids enjoy learning how to compare two or more things and then figure out if it’s tall or short. There are different ways in which you can teach your child about tall and short. First, start with the meaning of what tall and short mean. Next, explain the two terms to them with the help of everyday examples. You can also use the activities given below to teach your child this concept.
Activities To Teach Your Kids About Tall And Short
Here are some fun activities on tall and short for preschoolers to learn and understand the concept.
1. Draw & Tell
Ask your child to make two trees on paper, one small and one big. Now ask your child to compare the two trees and colour the taller tree.
2. Circle The Smaller Object
Take a print of a few pair’s of objects (one taller and one smaller) on a piece of paper. Now, ask your child to circle the smaller objects in each pair.
3. Stack It Up
Give your child building blocks and ask them to make two buildings, one smaller than the other. This is a great way to teach your child tall and short while they are busy playing.
4. Take Them Shopping
Take your little one shopping with you. You can ask them to pick up a small bottle or a big bottle of an item. Let them take a call on what’s tall and what’s small.
5. Craft Time
Ask your child to make a mother doll and a baby doll using old plastic water bottles. The mother doll will be taller than the baby doll. What a fun way to learn the concept!
6. Compare The Phones
Collect all the cell phones at home and ask your child to arrange them from taller to shorter, based on their height.
7. Compare The Animals
Show your child animal chart and ask them to tell which animal is shorter or taller than the other.
After learning the concept of tall and short, your child will be able to tell the difference between the two. It will also help your child to understand an important maths concept that they will also study later as a part of their academic curriculum. Teach your little one with the help of the games and activities mentioned above, and they will understand this concept in no time!
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