Our Family Book

Description:

Make a book about your family

Materials Required

  1. A3 paper
  2. Scissors
  3. Family photos
  4. Catalogue/magazine clippings
  5. Textas and pencils
  6. Glue
  7. Pencils, textas, crayons

Preparation

Talk about what is special and unique about your family and talk about traditions. pets, family members, interests, etc. You could write down some ideas to be included in your family book.

Method (or Ideas)

  1. Fold paper to make a hotdog book (instructions in link below).
  2. Discuss with your child what they would like to include in the book – who is in your family, and things you like to do together.
  3. Encourage your child to draw pictures/cut out pictures for each page. Scribe the story.
  4. Add photos and anything else to tell the story.

Facilitation Tips – What To Say

  • Sharing stories about your family.
  • Talking about family traditions and rituals.

Extend the Experience

  • Create different books about other topics to do with your family.

WHO Guidelines for Physical Activity & Sedentary Behaviour

Create a book for how your family likes to be active and follow the actions in your book as a family.

Early Years Learning Framework

Outcomes

  1. Children develop knowledgeable and confident self identities
  2. Children develop a sense of belonging to groups and communities and an understanding of the reciprocal rights and responsibilities necessary for active community participation
  3. Children engage with a range of texts and gain meaning from these texts

Principle

Principle 4: Respect for diversity. Children are born belonging to a culture, which is not only influenced by traditional practices, heritage and ancestral knowledge, but also by the experiences, values and beliefs of individual families and communities. Respecting diversity means within the curriculum valuing and reflecting the practices, values and beliefs of families.

Practice

Practice: Learning environments. Indoor and outdoor environments support all aspects of children’s learning and invite conversations between children, early childhood educators, families and the broader community. They promote opportunities for sustained shared thinking and collaborative learning.

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