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Does Your Child Know the People in Their Family by Their First and Last Names?

Not family nicknames or “Mommy” and “Daddy”.

Books To Read Together

What A Family!
Isadora, Rachel
Grandpa Max explains to Ollie the ways their relatives are connected and the things they have in common.
You and Me Together
Kerley, Barbara
From a festival in India to a bus in Germany, from a park in China to a campfire in Australia, loving moms, dads, and kids share their lives.
Dad and Me in the Morning
Lakin, Pat
A deaf boy and his father share a special time as they watch the sun rise at the beach.
A Father's Song
Lawler, Janet
A father and child react to one another with delight as they play together.
Daddies Give You Horsey Rides
Levine, Abby
Rhyming text describes the many and varied things that fathers do, like teaching you how to ride a bike, reading your favorite books over and over, and comforting you when you wake up from a scary dream.
Palatini, Margie
The Family Book
Parr, Todd
Describes a variety of families, some big and some small, some with only one parent and some with two moms or dads, some quiet and some noisy, but all alike in some ways, and special no matter what.
My Mother's Voice
Ryder, Joanne
Lyrical text describes a mother's voice as she sings, hums, encourages, cheers, comforts, and shares secrets with her daughter during the course of a day.
Schaefer, Lola M.
"Simple text and photographs present fathers and how they interact with their families"--Provided by publisher.

DVDs To Watch Together

Going to Grandma's around the World
Based on the children's song "Going to Grandma's," the viewer visits various countries and learns words in ten languages, including French, Spanish, Polish, Japanese, Hebrew, and Arabic.
Todd and his friends discover that you don't have to look like a family to be one.
My Xhosa Family from South Africa
"Meet Loumka, a 12 year-old member of the Xhosa people of South Africa. Because her mother lives and works far away, Loumka lives in a one-room house with her grandmother, aunt, sister and two cousins. Her grandfater lives next door with his second wife, whom Loumka considers a second grandmother."--Container.
Families of Israel
Follows a day in the lives of two young children and their families in Israel.

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Tips to Try 

Use photos to practice saying the real names of family members.

Watch one of our “Families of the World” videos and talk about your own family.