Students explore the questions:

What is a family?

Who is in a family?

What is special about different members of our families?

How is everyone included in a family?


This video does a wonderful job of addressing the beautiful diversity of families.

There are so many resources for primary students that address the topic of family. It is important to choose carefully so students are learning how to accept that family is unique and different for every person. Here are a few resources that support an inclusive definition of family.

Todd Parr brings lighthearted fun to his book about families.

Jack Hartmann sings about the love found in a family.

A true story about two male penguins who become fathers to Tango. 

Families change over time as new family members are added.

Some Read Alouds that promote an inclusive and diverse lens of families: