Review by Lottie Age 7 with some help from Mum…
We were sent a Learning Resources Measure Mate to review and I had lots of fun using it in the garden over the Easter weekend.
The Measure Mate is for children age 4 + and can be used outdoors. It is very easy to put together and I managed to do it all by myself. It has a measure, a trundle wheel, a spirit level, a measuring stick and two bits you can measure between called callipers. It also comes with a bag to keep it in when you take it apart and some nice stickers to decorate it with.
When I had made the Measure Mate I took it out in the garden. I liked using it to measure how big the garden is with the trundle and had fun measuring things up for the flower garden that I am planting. I used the callipers to measure lots of different things I found.
I really enjoyed using the Measure Mate and I have had fun both inside and outside with it. I have been using the measuring stick to measure everyone’s feet and I got to use the spirit level the other day when I was helping my Dad.
This Summer I am going to make a herb planter with a pallet and will be able to use my Measure Mate to help make it!
This will be a really useful tool that I think I will use a lot.
Note from Mum
Lottie had a great time playing with the Measure Mate. Whilst it’s not cheap at around £32 it is well made and will last, more importantly fired her interest in measures . This is an area of maths that has never really caught her attention before- anything that gets them learning practically is well worth considering.
It’s ideal for children age 4 plus- younger children will use it more as a toy and slightly older ones will be able to expand on what they have learnt at school in a fun way.
Disclaimer: We were sent a Learning Resources Measure Mate for review purposes but all thoughts and opinions are our own