November 14

Sing a Song

Family

This is a family
(hold up one hand, fingers spread)
Let's count them and see,
How many there are,
And who they can be.
(count 1, 2, 3, 4, 5)

This is the mother
(touch pointer finger)
Who loves everyone,

And this is the father
(touch big finger)
Who is lots of fun.

This is my sister
(touch ring finger)
She helps and she plays,

And this is the baby
(touch little finger)
He's growing each day.

But who is this one?
(touch thumb)
He's out there alone,

Why it's Jackie, the dog,
And he's chewing a bone.
(wiggle thumb.)

Watch

Martha tells about her life in the animal shelter before being adopted.

Try This

Talk about how families are similar and different.

Read a Book

Here are two book recommendations for today. Check out the picture book collection at your local library, where there are lots of books to choose from! Find nearby libraries.

  • On the Night You Were Born by Nancy Tillman
  • Tell Me Again About the Night I Was Born by Jamie Lee Curtis; illustrated by Laura Cornell

Explore More

See the November Activity Calendar for many more fun, educational activities you and your child can do anytime!