ERIC Number: ED324592
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
We Are a Family: Children's Activities in Family Living.
Matiella, Ana Consuelo
This booklet is part of the "Children's Activity Series," a set of four supplemental teaching resources that promote awareness about health, family life, and cultural diversity for children in kindergarten through third grade. The booklet contains stories, drawings, and "sockpuppets" to help children in kindergarten through third grade develop a basic understanding of the family and its purpose. Activities are structured to help children learn about extended, blended, nuclear, and single parent families. Children are encouraged to explore their roles and responsibilities in their own families, and gain problem-solving skills to help out with everyday family problems. Children learn to focus on the positive attributes of their families and identify appropriate ways they can contribute to their families. Through the activities in this book, it is hoped that children will learn respect for cultural and ethnic diversity as well as family problem-solving skills, and that they will learn, too, that all members of the family have roles and responsibilities, and that there are different kinds of families. One activity has children draw pictures of their families for a special Family Album, helping children to see the importance of special family memories and to recognize the importance of family in their lives. (NB)
Descriptors: Child Responsibility, Family Life, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Structure, Instructional Materials, Primary Education, Young Children
Network Publications, 1700 Mission St., Suite 203, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061-1830 ($9.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For other titles in this series, see CG 022 846-849.