Summer holidays are officially over and it’s back to school, work, or the usual routine. Remembering back to my own childhood, this was also around the time when I would discover if all that summer fun had led to another growth spurt.
Well … mum would find out, technically, because she’d swear a bit under her breath, “has someone shrunk the flipping laundry!” and have to look for some new clothes that would fit me – even though she’d done that just six months ago. Ah, good times. When I used to grow upwards, not outwards!
So, today’s theme is: growing ↑UP↑
Let’s start with a cute new board book about just that:
The next two stories about growing up are interesting because they look at it from very different perspectives.
In the first, little Herb will try anything to grow up faster; in the second, Angelica wants to stop to the process entirely because becoming a big girl means more responsibility!
If you want to explore the topic in a way that promotes some thought and discussion, why not try something from our junior non-fiction collection, like:
Or perhaps you want to make sure they don’t grow up too quickly and remember to just enjoy being a kid. If you’re lucky, they may even let you big kids in on the fun!
As this is a pram jam post I really want to finish off with a rhyme but, unless I’m missing something super-obvious, I can’t think of a “growing up” rhyme! The closest I can get is a classic rhyme that has been converted to a Christmas theme.
It is about growth, though, so I think we’ll be okay. Here goes …
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