Measurement

How long? How tall? How big? How heavy?
Units of measurement

Units of measurement

This post is edited and remixed from a post on my other blog last summer. Loyal reader Jim Doherty wrote in to report the following conversation with his 4-year old daughter Mo. They are on a long drive to a hotel. Mo (4 years old): How far are we?Jim: We are 20...

cheezit cracker
Big Cheez-Its

Big Cheez-Its

There are now BIG Cheez-Its (U.S. only, it appears). The package claims that they are "Twice the size!" of regular Cheez-Its. Naturally, I bought some a few months back. I asked Tabitha (6 years old) and Griffin (8 years old at the time) what they thought. I...

Doll years

Doll years

Out of the blue on our recent camping trip, Tabitha had an announcement for me. Tabitha (6 years old): I am 12 in doll years and Griffy is 16 in doll years. Her brother Griffin is 9. T: So how old are you in doll years, Daddy?Me: Well, how do doll years work? T:...

Summer project (3 of 3)

Summer project (3 of 3)

We went to the State Fair last week. Having wondered about the height of the Giant Slide, and having developed a technique for measuring things, we needed to collect the information required to answer our original question. The only problem? No one but me wanted to...

Summer project (1 of 3)

Summer project (1 of 3)

The Minnesota State Fair is a fabulous event (Twelve days of fun ending Labor Day!). Rachel and I love the Fair, and we have passed this love along to our children. Griffin must have been thinking about the wonders of the State Fair as summer slowly (oh, so...