Today your maths challenge is to continue practising using time-related vocabulary.
Some activity ideas are:
- Play what's the time Mr Wolf with your child. You could even draw out some clocks and hold them up for the right time to the hour if you wanted to add a challenge to the game!
- Set up some time trial races. Make maths active and get your child to see how far they can run in 10 seconds, then 20 seconds. Talk to them about why they can run further when they had 20 seconds. Try to help them understand that they can run further in 20 seconds because 20 is a bigger number than 10 so it is more time.
- Play some timed challenges. How many things can you pick up in 1 second then how many things can you pick up in 1 minute? Which one is longer a second or a minute?
- Set your child a challenge such as the above but ask them how you could measure how fast you do it? Do they know they could count how long it takes or use a timer (sand timer or stopwatch)?
- Create an obstacle course and explain to your child how they should complete it modelling as much time-related vocabulary as you can. Then when they have done it then can they create an obstacle course for you and describe how to complete it? Can they describe the order in which you have to do it in? Can they compare tries in terms of time? For example "first you have to jump in the hoop, next you have to run to the tree and the last thing you have to do is hop 5 times. You took a long time to do it, I think I was faster!".
Try to drop as many time-related terms into conversation with your child as possible. Here is a reminder of the type of vocabulary we would hope for your child to understand and use:
days of the week
months of the year
seasons of the year