“How Big Am I?” (7-1-14)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:   Size is important to children for lots of reasons.

PRACTICE:   Today, make sure there is a place to keep track of how your child is growing.

    • A wall. Some walls today are painted with chalk paint or the paint is washable so can be drawn on and updated regularly.
    • A doorjamb. I’ve know of houses where these remain forever as part of the history of the house.
    • A paper chart of some sort. They are fun to make or can be purchased at reasonable prices.

Put your measurements in a place easy for the child to see whenever he wants to. This is all part of the child feeling important and understanding how he “fits” into his world – which by preschool age he is quite sure he is the center of.

Others will love to see your ideas for what you use and where you display it. Use our comments section to share.

Today’s Decide and Practice daily parenting tip was inspired by our featured picture book, MY VERY BIG LITTLE WORLD.  Read the book to a child in your life each day as a reminder of what you are deciding and practicing that day.

Come back each day for another good parenting decision and how to practice it. (Each day’s activity will also be posted on the Daily Parenting Tips page for easy access.)

Read the whole story at Preschoolers – Who Are They? Part 1.

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