# Thread: How fast is 20 second?

1. ## Re: How fast is 20 second?

Time it takes daddy to pee pee in the loo? heheheheh

2. ## Re: How fast is 20 second?

Originally Posted by tangoninazero
hmmm tell her to count

1 elephant
2 elephant
3 elephant
4 elephant
5 elephant......
......
......
......
19 elephant
20 elephant

that how fast 20 second is
THATS A LOOOOOONNNNNNGGGGGGGGG 20sec...

3. ## Re: How fast is 20 second?

Originally Posted by tangoninazero
hmmm tell her to count

1 elephant
2 elephant
3 elephant
4 elephant
5 elephant......
......
......
......
19 elephant
20 elephant

that how fast 20 second is
i used '1 thousand, 2 thousand.. and so on' ...

4. ## Re: How fast is 20 second?

Sounds laughable to adults, but is quite a serious and puzzling question to the 5 year young mind. They need to visualise with the help of some common activities.

Try this :

a.Take a cup of water and ask her. How long do you take to drink this. Time her quietly in you mind ( one elephant etc).
b. If she takes 10 seconds, tell her that if she drinks 2 cups, it will be around 20 seconds.

Usually works. Have fun.

5. ## Re: How fast is 20 second?

hmmm think the most logical and sound way is to bring a clock, use a marker and draw between 12 and 4, tell her to look at the second hand movement, the time it take to move from one marker to another will be 20 seconds...hehe take the opportunity to teach the kid on minute and hour as well...5 year old... should be old enough to appreciate these

6. ## Re: How fast is 20 second?

One MacDonald TV advertisement. 20 second air time slots. So each time she sing one MacDonald ad song it is 20 seconds

7. ## Re: How fast is 20 second?

Originally Posted by soma
My 5 year old niece as me this question and i don't know how to answer.

What will you answer....to a 5 year old kid?

I ask her back the same question and the answer......... shock me(will reveal in 3 days time.)
Fast enough for mommy and daddy to make her.

8. ## Re: How fast is 20 second?

eeeeeehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

where the ans??

9. ## Re: How fast is 20 second?

Originally Posted by leave
Fast enough for mommy and daddy to make her.

10. ## Re: How fast is 20 second?

Originally Posted by leave
Fast enough for mommy and daddy to make her.
She'll know that as she grows older.

11. ## Re: How fast is 20 second?

ha ha...i think the daughter might said daddy you stupid, no way to answer that

or maybe how can 20 second be fast, anything less than 20 is faster..

13. ## Re: How fast is 20 second?

Originally Posted by drumma
wait another 20 seconds la..

14. ## Re: How fast is 20 second?

very fast,before you could think of a answer,20 sec is up.

15. ## Re: How fast is 20 second?

Originally Posted by soma
I ask her back the same question and the answer......... shock me(will reveal in 3 days time.)
soma, it has been more than 3 days. Where is the answer?

16. ## Re: How fast is 20 second?

Originally Posted by tangoninazero
hmmm tell her to count

1 elephant
2 elephant
3 elephant
4 elephant
5 elephant......
......
......
......
19 elephant
20 elephant

that how fast 20 second is

that's cool

17. ## Re: How fast is 20 second?

Originally Posted by Canew
soma, it has been more than 3 days. Where is the answer?
Wa! still remember.. i nearly forget liao.

See all the thread and very surprise that most ppls will give ans without considering this is a 5 years old child, which i make the mistake too.

What surprise me most is the answer was very straight forward and simply that most adult will never even consider.

I was shock when i post this question and the first person that answer this question got the right answer which is counting to her.(Pls check thread #2)

Sometime we just need to think SIMPLE.

18. ## Re: How fast is 20 second?

Originally Posted by soma
Wa! still remember.. i nearly forget liao.

See all the thread and very surprise that most ppls will give ans without considering this is a 5 years old child, which i make the mistake too.

What surprise me most is the answer was very straight forward and simply that most adult will never even consider.

I was shock when i post this question and the first person that answer this question got the right answer which is counting to her.(Pls check thread #2)

Sometime we just need to think SIMPLE.
Counting to her is one possibility but not the only way....

Firstly, I dun think the concept of time is generally very strong in a 5 yr old. U have to first ascertain if the child can appreciate the exact meaning of "seconds", or even "minutes" and "hours". Does he or she correlate 20secs to be identical to 20 counts and extends this to all other timings, like 100 seconds = 100 counts? If so, this is at best only an analogy to us but to the child, counting numerically is taken to be an identical alternative to seconds ticking by in time, which is of course strictly speaking, not correct.

Also, the question begs if he or she appreciates that the counts have to be in fixed equal intervals?

Ok ok.. I can go on and on... making the subject so didactic... I admit I'm a psychology junkie!

19. ## Re: How fast is 20 second?

Originally Posted by soma
Wa! still remember.. i nearly forget liao.

See all the thread and very surprise that most ppls will give ans without considering this is a 5 years old child, which i make the mistake too.

What surprise me most is the answer was very straight forward and simply that most adult will never even consider.

I was shock when i post this question and the first person that answer this question got the right answer which is counting to her.(Pls check thread #2)

Sometime we just need to think SIMPLE.
Wah! JediForce4ever got the correct answer! Well done!

20. ## Re: How fast is 20 second?

??? why this answer shocks u?

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