Learning how long it takes to do things can teach your child about time, help him plan for various activities, and build his attention span. Try these ideas:
Watch a clock with a second hand with your child. Count aloud together as each second passes by.
Try to complete different tasks within 30 seconds. For example, how many times can your child clap his hands? How many times can he jump up and down?
Estimate how long it will take to do various things. Then check your guesses by using a timer. For instance, how long will it take to eat breakfast? Get dressed? Take a walk?
Decide to do something for a specific amount of time. You might read a book for three minutes one day, then increase it to five the next day.
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