My family: We are family

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

Families come in all shapes and sizes. Encourage the children to discover more about their own families with these fun, practical ideas

We are family

1 My family tree

Complete a simple family tree template

Understanding of the World

People and communities

Development matters: talk about past and future events (30-50 months); begin to differentiate between past and present (40-60+ months).

Early learning goal: children talk about past and present events in their own lives and in the lives of family members.

What you need

Group size: small groups.

Peepo! by Janet and Allan Ahlberg (Picture Puffin); selection of family photos; ‘My family tree’ activity sheet.

What to do

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