Now that your child is familiar with who their family members are, it’s a great time for the two of you to Experience More Together by teaching them how everyone’s related! The best way to do this is with a family tree, which you can make together, populate with photos of everyone, and then decorate together!
Planting the seeds
It’s easy to make your family tree! You could simply draw it out with your little one, or print out a template onto a piece of A4-sized paper or cardboard, then cut along along the outline. The real fun begins when you start looking for pictures of each family member! This is a great time to remind them who their uncles, aunts and grandparents are, and all the fun you’ve had together.
Growing the tree
When you’ve found the right photos, group the pictures on the branches according to family line. While sticking the pictures, explain to your child how they’re related to the people in the photos. For example, when sticking pictures of grandpa and grandma, you can say “This is your grandma. She’s mummy’s mummy! Mummy and grandma are like you and me.”
Prettying up the tree
You can also decorate the tree by adding glitters and other drawings or stickers! Let your little one have fun with this and really encourage their creativity. When they’re done, show the tree to everyone in the family!
And don’t forget to take pictures of the tree and show it to us too!