September’s Mother Goose Time theme is Me & My Family. It’s a perfect place to start learning. Today’s families are diverse. Families may consist of: multi-ethnic, single parents, grandparents, adoptive parents, same sex, or blended families. All families are different but all families are a place to belong, who lives in the house, who love each other and are committed to each other. Celebrating families in preschool important because families have a unique role in their children’s learning and development.
Celebrating Families in Preschool
Using the family stamps included in September’s kit, (and currently exclusive to The Mother Goose Time Me & My Family kit) we talked about who lives in our homes. These people are our family. Some of our family members do not live in our house. We may have pets who are included in our family.
Some put their family in order by boy/girl or age.
Some just stamped lots of families.
Experimenting with the stamps and ink pad takes time so I left the stamps out on a tray. There was occasional frustration with the image created.
Families are important. I enjoyed talking to each one about their family, most whom I’ve gotten to know well.
One girl said she had a baby sister. Everyone else knew she didn’t. Well, it’s nice to want to a baby sister!
Families are beautiful.
Even ink stamped families on a page.
Family Engagement Events For Preschool
Teaching Children About Diverse Families
- Tips for Parents: Diverse Families
- How to talk to your child about nontraditional family types (ages 5 to 8)
- Resources for Dual Language Learners
Books About Families