Want to show your child the importance and diversity in different families? Check out these children’s books about family, perfect for toddlers through big kids!
Families can simply be parents and children, but it can also include a wider web of relatives galore (I grew up with 27 cousins just on my mom’s side!). A child’s family can be his grandmother, an aunt or uncle, or even an older sister as a guardian.
And all families are different. Kids can also look nothing like their parents, or their parents can look nothing like those of their friends. Family might even be people we have no biological or legal ties with, but people or a community we’ve chosen to belong to.
No matter what your family looks like, one thing is certain: families offer kids the stability, belonging, and love that they need.
In fact, creating a family bond is one of the most important things you can do for your child. You can do this in several ways, such as:
- spending regular time together during meals
- asking your kids family conversation starters
- organizing or attending family reunions
- creating or passing down family traditions
- looking through photo albums
- creating a family tree
Children’s books about family
And of course, you can also read children’s books about family.
Picture books show your child the diversity in families she may not be exposed to, from who makes up a family to what they do as regular traditions. Kids also learn how much they’re loved and valued, and why family relationships are important.
And your child can begin to see that she’s far from being alone. That she’s part of a community or group of people who love her—whether her family is one grandmother, or 27 cousins.
Take a look at these amazing children’s books about family to inspire your child:
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Tell me in the comments: Have you read these children’s books about family? What is your family made up of?
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