My family: A world of families

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By Lorelli Mojicachildren’s poet and illustrator, and part-time early years teacher

Find out about how extended families live in different countries and explore their cultures

A world of families

Home and away

Look at different types of homes from around the world

Knowledge and Understanding of the World


Development matters: are interested in others and their families (22-36 months); gain an awareness of the cultures and beliefs of others (40-60+ months).

Early learning goal: begin to know about their own cultures and beliefs and those of other people.

What you need

Group size: small groups.

Pictures of different types of homes from countries around the world; recyclable materials; collage materials; glue; sticky tape; crayons; felt-tipped pens.

What to do

Talk to the children about different types of homes. Explain that some people have family members that live in other countries, and sometimes they have homes that are very different to our own.

Share the pictures of the different types of homes from around the world. Help the children to compare and contrast the homes in the pictures with the ones that they are familiar with.

Invite the children to make a model home of their choice, using all the materials that are available to them.


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