By watering the garden and filling differently sized and shaped containers, children are exploring the different ways that we can describe measurement. We can describe measurement through number, capacity, temperature, mass or volume. As you work together children will begin to follow direction and make decisions based on the language of measurement.
They will hear instructions informing them to add more water or that a plant may need less water compared to another plant. Using comparative language helps children to make decisions and to sort, group and classify objects. When children are able to sort, group and classify objects they are able to make predictions about how to interact with the object.