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There are 5 NRICH Mathematical resources connected to Early years distance and length, you may find related items under Early years foundation stage.Broad Topics > Early years foundation stage > Early years distance and length
Children use everyday language to talk about size, to compare quantities and objects and to solve problems
Barrier games build on children's natural desire to combine block play with small world items.
Using the spring scale in this activity provides an engaging context in which children can explore and discuss the weight of different objects.
By making 'caterpillars' in this activity, children will have an opportunity to practise using language of length and width, as well as using non-standard measures to compare lengths.
As children move around an obstacle course, adults can model positional language, encourage children to describe their movement themselves and create their own course.