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Take a trip to the local nursery or garden store. Help your daughter pick out a baby tree to plant in the backyard. Ask the store for planting instructions. Then start a "tree diary" in a notebook or on a piece of bristol board. Record the date it was planted, the names of your children and the height. Every year, perhaps to mark Arbor Day, measure the tree and record it in the diary. Older children might want to draw pictures of the tree as it grows, or you could take photographs to glue in the diary.
|Sheri Ann Richerson|