We love Learning Resources and their range of fun and educational toys. They’re fantastic for using in outdoor activities for children. Measure Mate is a 5 in 1 outdoor measuring tool that lives up to my expectations of Learning Resources toys. Read on to find out all about Measure mate and what we thought of it in my Learning Resources Measure Mate review.
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Measure mate is a fun, educational tool for teaching maths outside. It is recommended for children who are aged 4-8 years old. My eldest daughter is 6 and in year 1 at school. She definitely learns better through play and using physical objects. She also adores being outside so this was the perfect learning resource for her. I’ll tell you a little more about how we have used it below but it’s fair to say she has enjoyed using this tool so far and I’m sure she will continue to do so.
This 5-in-1 outdoor measuring tool includes a trundle wheel with a cute bird print tread. One full rotation of the wheel measures 100 cm and makes an audible click when it has done a full rotation. The handle detaches and is then used for measuring surfaces. The measure mate easily separates into 3 parts for ease of transporting in the mesh bag provided. It attaches joins back together easily too.
Once detached from the trundle wheel the handle includes a 30cm ruler on one side and 12 inches on the other side. The two calliper jaws are useful for measuring internal and external dimensions of objects. There are also two built-in spirit levels for vertical and horizontal surfaces. The package also includes a sheet of colourful stickers and a short activity guide with simple ideas for using the Measure Mate to get you started.
Measure mate is a really fun way of introducing measuring to young children. Even my 3 year old has been interested in our Measure mate although she is too young to understand measuring fully. She has enjoyed finding things to measure and she does understand the concept of big and small. My 6 year old has a better understanding of measuring and concepts such as bigger and smaller. She also enjoyed finding things to measure. She also learnt how to read the ruler and can understand when items are bigger or smaller.
We used Measure mate to measure the length of buildings, shells and rocks on the beach. I find that my children love being outside and anything that helps them learn whilst having fun is a winner in my eyes. * Buy yours from Amazon here.
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Disclosure – We were sent the 5 in 1 measure mate from learning resources to review. All photos thoughts and opinions are my own. This post contains affiliate links. I may earn a small commission if you purchase through them. This does not affect the price you pay.