How Big Am I?
Your child will feel more grown-up every time you show him his progress on his very own growth chart.
How it Plays
Put up on the wall a colorful growth chart, either store-bought or homemade. Measure your child and mark his current height. Then let him measure all his special "friends," such as stuffed animals, dolls, and action figures. Point out that he used to be smaller than some of these friends (show him a photo that proves it) and now he's bigger. Keep track of his height for a period of time and show him how much he's growing. If your child's exhibiting signs of potty readiness, put a mark on the chart a little higher than your child's current height and tell him that when he's as tall as that mark, it's time to start using the potty.
What You'll Need
Everyone's always commenting to your child that he's getting "so big," but this will remain an abstract concept to him until he sees those little marks climbing the wall.