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3:5

Celebrating Me: I am 1

Domain:

In this activity, you will listen to the song “I Am Growing Up!” and look at photos ofyour baby from birth to present together. You will trace your baby’s body height on thewall and tell them how much they have grown during the year.

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  • Developmental Step:

    Circle of trust (12 to 18 months)

    Age:

    Infant (Birth to 18 months)

  • Song:

    I Am Growing Up

  • Activity:

    Celebrating Me: I am 1

Materials:

  • Song
  • Baby photos (since birth)
  • Colored pencil
  • Wall (or a large piece of paper)

GOALS: To Learn, Encourage and Support:

  • Adult-child interactions
  • Bonding and attachment
  • Communication and development of language
  • Sense of self worth in the infant
  • “Me” as similar to and different than others
  • Development of size concept

Key Developmental Facts:

  • First words appear around 12-15 months of age. Babies can point and repeat words that they hear and respond to simple requests.

Importance of Activity:

  • In doing this activity, you will encourage your baby to listen to the song while sharing photos taken since the baby’s birth to now. Your baby will learn about the concept of “growing up” through your tracing of their body and height. Spending time with your baby, communicating and interacting establish the building blocks for emotional and social development.

Suggested Dialogue:

  • Let’s listen to the song. You are 1(one) and you have grown so much!
  • Let’s look at your baby pictures. Look at this one. You are so tiny here!
  • Look how you are sitting nicely in your baby chair!
  • Look here, you are grabbing cheerios with your little fingers!
  • It is fun to look at the pictures. Each one has a story!
  • Who is this in the picture? Is this ____________?
  • You are a big _________ now!
  • Let’s see how big you are! I will use this pencil to trace your body on the wall/paper
  • Let’s mark your height on this wall/paper. Then we can mark each time that you get bigger!
  • I am taller than you. When you grow up you will get taller.
  • Let’s show in our hands how big you are going to be next year!

Instructions:

  1. Sit on a blanket on the floor with your baby, facing each other.
  2. Listen to the song “I Am Growing Up” with the baby, while gesturing with the music to engage the baby.
  3. Share the baby photos with your child and arrange the photos in sequence to narrate how your baby has grown up.
  4. Use the suggested dialogue and in an animated voice, point and encourage your baby to engage in telling what is in each of the photos.
  5. Also use the suggested dialogue to point out how your baby has grown up during their first year of life.
  6. Help your baby either stand next to a wall or lay down on a large piece of paper.
  7. Pay attention to how the baby reacts and engages in this activity and follow your child’s lead.
  8. Use a colored pencil to trace the body contour of your child on the wall or paper.
  9. You can mark the height of your child on the wall or a place of your choosing.
  10. Encourage your baby to compare their size with yours and others.
  11. End the activity by listening to the song “I Am Growing Up” again, and dance with your baby to the music.
  12. Keep the wall or paper body tracing and the height mark so your baby can see it when they are 2 years old to compare their growth.

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peaPod 3:5

Celebrating Me: I am 1

Domain:

Developmental Step: Circle of trust (12 to 18 months)

Age: Infant (Birth to 18 months)

Song: I Am Growing Up

In this activity, you will listen to the song “I Am Growing Up!” and look at photos of your baby from birth to present together. You will trace your baby’s body height on the wall and tell them how much they have grown during the year.

Materials

  • Song
  • Baby photos (since birth)
  • Colored pencil
  • Wall (or a large piece of paper)

Desired Outcomes

  • Adult-child interactions
  • Bonding and attachment
  • Communication and development of language
  • Sense of self worth in the infant
  • “Me” as similar to and different than others
  • Development of size concept

Key Developmental Facts

  • First words appear around 12-15 months of age. Babies can point and repeat words that they hear and respond to simple requests.

Importance of Activity

  • In doing this activity, you will encourage your baby to listen to the song while sharing photos taken since the baby’s birth to now. Your baby will learn about the concept of “growing up” through your tracing of their body and height. Spending time with your baby, communicating and interacting establish the building blocks for emotional and social development.

Suggested Dialogue

  • Let’s listen to the song. You are 1(one) and you have grown so much!
  • Let’s look at your baby pictures. Look at this one. You are so tiny here!
  • Look how you are sitting nicely in your baby chair!
  • Look here, you are grabbing cheerios with your little fingers!
  • It is fun to look at the pictures. Each one has a story!
  • Who is this in the picture? Is this ____________?
  • You are a big _________ now!
  • Let’s see how big you are! I will use this pencil to trace your body on the wall/paper
  • Let’s mark your height on this wall/paper. Then we can mark each time that you get bigger!
  • I am taller than you. When you grow up you will get taller.
  • Let’s show in our hands how big you are going to be next year!

Instructions

  • Sit on a blanket on the floor with your baby, facing each other.
  • Listen to the song “I Am Growing Up” with the baby, while gesturing with the music to engage the baby.
  • Share the baby photos with your child and arrange the photos in sequence to narrate how your baby has grown up.
  • Use the suggested dialogue and in an animated voice, point and encourage your baby to engage in telling what is in each of the photos.
  • Also use the suggested dialogue to point out how your baby has grown up during their first year of life.
  • Help your baby either stand next to a wall or lay down on a large piece of paper.
  • Pay attention to how the baby reacts and engages in this activity and follow your child’s lead.
  • Use a colored pencil to trace the body contour of your child on the wall or paper.
  • You can mark the height of your child on the wall or a place of your choosing.
  • Encourage your baby to compare their size with yours and others.
  • End the activity by listening to the song “I Am Growing Up” again, and dance with your baby to the music.
  • Keep the wall or paper body tracing and the height mark so your baby can see it when they are 2 years old to compare their growth.

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