- Clifford - "Clifford Grows Up"
The Howards do their best to make Clifford comfortable after he's grown too big for their city apartment.
- It's a Big Big World - "Mini Monkey"
Winslow is discouraged to discover that he's not growing as fast as his sister Smooch, so he tries all kinds of grow-up-quick schemes: stretching, drinking lots of water, basking in the sun, but all he gets is tired. However, after having a dream where he grows too big, and receiving a lesson from Madge about how he is maturing, he decides that he is fine just the size he is.
Do in Class
- Arthur: Green Thumb - Grow beans from the ground up.
- Arthur: Growing Up - Make a baby blanket for a favorite toy, and help children recognize how they've grown.
- It's a Big Big World: See How They Grow! - Plant seeds or seedlings and learn what they need to survive. Observe some of the exciting changes they go through as they grow.
- Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: An "Inside" Growing Chart - Give children the good feeling of pride for the small and big steps of growing -- inside and out.
- Mister Rogers' Neighborhood: Little & Big - Learn concepts of little and big through block play and practice working cooperatively.
- Curious George: Paper Towel Plants - Watch this live-action segment as kids prepare small plates with a variety of beans and seeds and other things they find, with hopes of sprouting some plants. Two weeks later, they see what happened.
By Ken Robbins
Published September 2002 by Atheneum
Plant the seeds from a single apple and chances are you will get trees bearing different apples. That is why apple growers graft scions to root stock. This photographic essay examines grafting, pruning, harvesting, and other aspects of apple growing and eating. A final section provides additional facts and a gallery of popular apple varieties.
By Pat Hutchins
Published March 1993 by Aladdin
Titch's brother and sister are bigger than he is. Even their kites and bicycles are bigger than his. He finally feels worthy when his plant grows bigger than both of his siblings.
*As most PBS children's programs offer one year extended taping rights for teachers, please feel free to tape them now and save them for use in your classroom during the school year.