My Family

I am Unique- My Family Week

The best way to introduce this topic is to bond with your child! Toss away the entertainment technology and connect with your child. Get real and don’t just sit there! You do not want to miss their childhood, do you? Get connected in the simplest way

1. Mummy Rosa

Learning areas:
a. Aesthetics and Creative Expression
b. Social and Emotional Development
c. Language and Literacy

Objective:
Know the meaning of family and people within the family. Understand the relationship between close family members.

Activity:
a. Create a family tree. Ask the child to help glue on pictures of various family members, and explain how each member is related to the child and to each other. Child can then help paste on other accessories like leaves and birds to decorate the tree.

b. Make hand print cuttings of immediate small family unit and glue them together to create an art piece.

c. Sing the finger song and have fun wriggling different fingers.

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2. Mummy Jing Er
Learning areas:
a. Aesthetics and Creative Expression
b. Numeracy
c. Language and Literacy

Objective:
Name and identify family members and the different ways of addressing them
Order objects in terms of first, second, third, and so on (ordinal numbers)

Activity:
Firstly, get child to match the face cut-outs of family members to the cars. The cars are laminated. So we can change the different way of addressing as well. Eg. Brother – Jarrett – Wei En.

Secondly, place the finish point on the right and get child to 'race' the cars to the finish point. Child to decide who comes first, second, third, etc.

Thirdly, get child to identify who's first, second, third, etc. Direct child to say 'first', instead of 'number 1', 'second' instead of 'number 2', etc.

Lastly, place the finish point on the left and repeat the above steps. Main aim is to let child see that the position is important and child has to tell the positions of objects either from the left or from the right.

Click Here to download the printout.

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3. Mummy Janice
(a) Learning areas: Discovery of the World & Social and Emotional Development

Objective: Bonding session

Activity: This was a very simple activity. I simply bought Ms Crocker's Muffin pre-mix. We had fun and my boy enjoyed his muffins. And yes, we gave the muffins to grams and gramps. Sharing is caring.
 

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(b) Aesthetics and Creative Expression

Objective: To ignite creativity

Activity: This was done for the school’s home project. The theme given was family. Since flower represents love, I decided to do something related to it. Materials are easy to find. My happy boy proudly declared, ‘This is my very own vase with lovely flowers!’

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4. Books
a. Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
This is my boy’s favourite and it is a must for daddy to act out with him when we read this together! A great bonding book indeed!
This is a story of two Nutbrown Hares, Big Nutbrown Hare and Little Nutbrown Hare (Father & Son). Little Nutbrown Hare asks Big Nutbrown Hare the titular question, "Guess how much I love you?", and the book continues as the two use larger and larger measures to quantify how much they love each other in answer to the question. The story is simple, but effectively shows the love the two share for each other.

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b. The Family Book by Todd Parr
The Family Book celebrates the love we feel for our families and all the different varieties they come in. Whether you have two moms or two dads, a big family or a small family, a clean family or a messy one, Todd Parr assures readers that no matter what kind of family you have, every family is special in its own unique way.

And we found an activity kit to this book: http://www.toddparr.com/imgs/fun/todd_parr_kit.pdf

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5. Sing and Move Along

Here’s the list of songs and videos which mummies recommended.

a. Daddy Finger: Click Here
b. Family: Click Here
c. Johny Johny Yes Papa: Click Here
d. Sesame street Family Song: Click Here

So, put down your entertainment technology! Tell your child, ‘Let’s do something together!’ Why not go on an outing? I believe they will be more than happy. Have fun learning!

Contribued by Preschool Resources

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