Materials: Paper, mirror, writing materials, photos of your child at different ages.
Tell your child that there is no other child like them in the world! They are special and loved by you. Show your child pictures or drawings of them when they were a baby.
Tell your child that they are always growing and learning. Talk about one or two special things they did when they were younger, like when they rolled over, sat up, walked, jumped, or talked.
Tell your child that you are going to create a special book about all of the amazing things they have learned to do. Use drawings and pictures to talk about what your child did when they were younger and compare that to what they are doing now. You might write, “First you learned how to walk. Now you are running races at home!”
MAKE IT EASIER:
Focus on one or two special things that your child has recently learned how to do.
EXTEND THE LEARNING:
Ask your child what special skill they want to do when they are older. If they are running now, they might want to run a race at school or play a sport. Make a goal and draw a picture of your child learning that skill. Place it on your refrigerator so they can remember how special they are.