Day 39

Start a growth chart!


Kids love to see how they have grown physically. Start a simple growth chart by having your child stand against a door frame or wall, and place a mark along with the date so they can see just how tall they are. Update the chart at the end of each school year (or more if they ask) to let them see how they’ve grown. Sometimes the marks won’t be very far apart, but as they get older there will be some significant gaps.


Extend this learning by talking about how plants grow from seeds. You can do this in your home by growing sprouts from dried beans and in your neighborhood by walking around and talking about plants and trees at different stages of development.

Community Connection

Take a walk around the neighborhood or local park with your child and get them to find the tallest tree. Encourage them to point out the differences and similarities among all of the trees they see.