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Celebrating me: I am 3

Domain:

In this activity, you will listen to the song “I Am Growing Up!” Trace again yourchild’s body/height on the wall at the same place/paper that you traced it a year ago.Together you will create a special album capturing the 3 years of your child’s life.

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  • Developmental Step:

    Circle of Autonomy (24+ months)

    Age:

    Toddler (18 to 36 Months)

  • Song:

    I Am Growing Up

  • Activity:

    Celebrating me: I am 3

Materials:

  • Song
  • 3 photos –one photo representing each one of the 3 years of life
  • Colored pencils
  • Last year’s wall/paper with the body traces and the height mark
  • Paper
  • Non-toxic glue
  • Markers
  • Crayons
  • Ribbon
  • Hole puncher

GOALS: To Learn, Encourage and Support:

  • Adult-child interactions
  • Communication and language development
  • Sense of self-worth in the toddler
  • “Me” as similar to and different than others
  • Development of size concept
  • Fine-motor skills
  • Independent work

Key Developmental Facts:

  • During the first 2 years, the body grows rapidly. By the end of the first year, an infant's length increases by 50 percent and by the end of the second year, by 75 percent.

Importance of Activity:

  • In doing this activity, you will encourage your toddler to listen to the song and pick out three photos, one for each year of life. Your toddler will learn about the concept of “growing up” through your tracing of their body and height to compare it with the previous years’ tracing and height marks. Spending time with your toddler, creating the celebration album, and interacting, establish the building blocks for emotional and social development.

Suggested Dialogue:

  • Let’s look at your baby pictures. Look at this one. You are so tiny here!
  • We need to select 3 pictures, one picture for each one of your 3 years.
  • These photos are from our trip last year to the zoo.
  • See this picture! You are riding your trike outside!
  • Look here, you are building a castle of sand with your friend!
  • It is fun to look at the pictures. Each one has a story!
  • Let’s see how big you are! I will use this pencil to trace your body on this same wall/paper we used last year when you were 2 years old!
  • Let’s mark your height on this wall again. Then we can mark each time that you get bigger!
  • What are the changes? Have you grown taller? Bigger?
  • 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 toddler, facing each other.
  2. Listen to the song “I Am Growing Up” with the toddler, while announcing excitedly that it is a celebration of their 3rd birthday!
  3. Encourage the toddler to be engaged in the song by gesturing to the lyrics.
  4. Have your toddler look at the photo album. Point and encourage your toddler to engage in telling what is in each of the photos. Encourage them to pick 3 photos –one for each year of life.
  5. Ask your toddler to stand next to the wall or lay down on the large piece of paper that you have used in the previous years.
  6. Use a colored pencil to trace the body contour of your child on the wall/paper at the same place you traced it a year ago.
  7. Mark the height of your child on the wall or the place of your choosing from the previous year.
  8. Use the suggested dialogue to point out how your toddler has grown up during their three years of life.
  9. Encourage your toddler to compare their body traces and height marks from before.
  10. Help your toddler to create an album celebrating their third birthday. Have a page for each year.
  11. Use a hole puncher to make holes and insert a ribbon to tie and attach the album pages.
  12. Write down next to each photo what the child is telling you about growing up.
  13. End the activity by listening to the song “I Am Growing Up,” and dance with your child to the music.

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peaPod 5:4

Celebrating me: I am 3

Domain:

Developmental Step: Circle of Autonomy (24+ months)

Age: Toddler (18 to 36 Months)

Song: I Am Growing Up

In this activity, you will listen to the song “I Am Growing Up!” Trace again your child’s body/height on the wall at the same place/paper that you traced it a year ago. Together you will create a special album capturing the 3 years of your child’s life.

Materials

  • Song
  • 3 photos –one photo representing each one of the 3 years of life
  • Colored pencils
  • Last year’s wall/paper with the body traces and the height mark
  • Paper
  • Non-toxic glue
  • Markers
  • Crayons
  • Ribbon
  • Hole puncher

Desired Outcomes

  • Adult-child interactions
  • Communication and language development
  • Sense of self-worth in the toddler
  • “Me” as similar to and different than others
  • Development of size concept
  • Fine-motor skills
  • Independent work

Key Developmental Facts

  • During the first 2 years, the body grows rapidly. By the end of the first year, an infant's length increases by 50 percent and by the end of the second year, by 75 percent.

Importance of Activity

  • In doing this activity, you will encourage your toddler to listen to the song and pick out three photos, one for each year of life. Your toddler will learn about the concept of “growing up” through your tracing of their body and height to compare it with the previous years’ tracing and height marks. Spending time with your toddler, creating the celebration album, and interacting, establish the building blocks for emotional and social development.

Suggested Dialogue

  • Let’s look at your baby pictures. Look at this one. You are so tiny here!
  • We need to select 3 pictures, one picture for each one of your 3 years.
  • These photos are from our trip last year to the zoo.
  • See this picture! You are riding your trike outside!
  • Look here, you are building a castle of sand with your friend!
  • It is fun to look at the pictures. Each one has a story!
  • Let’s see how big you are! I will use this pencil to trace your body on this same wall/paper we used last year when you were 2 years old!
  • Let’s mark your height on this wall again. Then we can mark each time that you get bigger!
  • What are the changes? Have you grown taller? Bigger?
  • 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 toddler, facing each other.
  • Listen to the song “I Am Growing Up” with the toddler, while announcing excitedly that it is a celebration of their 3rd birthday!
  • Encourage the toddler to be engaged in the song by gesturing to the lyrics.
  • Have your toddler look at the photo album. Point and encourage your toddler to engage in telling what is in each of the photos. Encourage them to pick 3 photos –one for each year of life.
  • Ask your toddler to stand next to the wall or lay down on the large piece of paper that you have used in the previous years.
  • Use a colored pencil to trace the body contour of your child on the wall/paper at the same place you traced it a year ago.
  • Mark the height of your child on the wall or the place of your choosing from the previous year.
  • Use the suggested dialogue to point out how your toddler has grown up during their three years of life.
  • Encourage your toddler to compare their body traces and height marks from before.
  • Help your toddler to create an album celebrating their third birthday. Have a page for each year.
  • Use a hole puncher to make holes and insert a ribbon to tie and attach the album pages.
  • Write down next to each photo what the child is telling you about growing up.
  • End the activity by listening to the song “I Am Growing Up,” and dance with your child to the music.

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