During this theme, we will be learning about our families and home communities. It is important for children to know about their families, especially if some of the family still lives in another country. Here at school, we will be encouraging the children to share about their families. It will be helpful to them if they know stories about family members. Tell stories to your child about when you were growing up. Tell them about family members, both those living nearby and those whom they do not get to see very often. If they have family far away, teach them the name of the country or countries their mom, dad or grandparents grew up in. When children have a good understanding of where they come from, they can have pride in who they are and develop strong feelings of self-worth.