Instead of simply marking your child’s height on a wall or chart, use objects your child is interested in such as trains, lego or coloured pencils to measure their height. Repeat this activity every few months and keep a record of how many of these items were used each time. Use the chosen items to show your child their previous and current measurements. This can be used to show them how much they are growing. For example, you used to be as tall as 10 trains, but now you’re as tall as 15.
You may also wish to do a similar activity to measure your child’s feet or hands as they grow. Paint or trace your child’s hand/foot print and compare them over the following months. You may also wish to compare them to other family members’ to show your child the differences in size between their body and an adults or older sibling’s body.