How many centimeters are in a meter? How many inches are in a foot? These fundamentals may seem like second nature to an adult, but to children these important ideas might seem like a foreign language. It's important to make measurement a familiar concept to your child because he will be encountering units of measurement every time he deals with time, money, rulers, and scales (just to name a few examples). By applying measurement to real-life situations, you will make the concept easier to comprehend and provide your child with strong motivation to master it.