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Families
Submitted by: Carolyn Dial, North Channel
Audience
• Pre-school
Books
The family book by:Parr, Todd
Represents a variety of families, some big and some small, some with only one parent, some quiet and some noisy, but all very special.
There's only one of me! by:Hutchins, Pat
A young girl describes her relationship to the various members of her family and stepfamily as all gather to wish her "Happy Birthday!"
Daddy hugs 1, 2, 3 by:Katz, Karen
A loving father counts the number of hugs he gives his baby to say, "I love you!"
My mom by:Browne, Anthony
A child describes the many wonderful things about "my mom" who can make anything grow, roar like a lion and be as comfy as an armchair.
What Grandmas can't do by:Wood, Douglas
Lists all of the things that grandmother cannot do, such as baking your favorite cookies by herself!
Songs
Come-a Look-a See
Come-a Look-a See
Here's my mama.
Come-a Look-a See,
Here's my papa.
Come-a Look-a See,
Brother tall.
Sister, Baby.
(Kiss)
I love them all!

*Touch thumb on 'mama.'
Touch index finger on 'papa.'
Touch middle finger on 'brother tall.'
Ring finger is 'sister.
Pinky finger is 'baby.'
Bring all fingers together and kiss loudly for 'Kiss.'

Source: www.drawandtell.com
Craft
Give children a blank piece of paper. Ask them to draw a picture of their family.
Other
Poetry:
A family like yours-by Rebecca Dotlich.
Grandad's tree: poems about families-compiled by Jill Bennett.
Notes
Choose from the books listed above. Three books are best for a 20 minute Story Time session.