Different families

Families can be very different! Listen to this poem about what is important in families.

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Preparation

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the poem and do the activities.

Transcript

Different families

Let’s meet some families

Like some you might know.

Some families might shrink

And some families might grow.

 

Here is Lee’s family

His mum is the one

Who helps with his homework

Who gets it all done.

 

She keeps their house clean and

Reads stories at night

She works as a lawyer

She makes bad things right.

 

Here is Jade’s family

Her dad is the man.

She knows that he’s always

Her number-one fan.

 

He’s there when she wakes up

And when she makes noise

He cooks yummy food and

He fixes her toys.

 

Here’s Jo and Sam’s family

Their granny’s the one

Who feeds them and clothes them

Who makes their home fun.

 

Although she’s retired

There’s still lots to do.

She makes sure they study

And exercise too.

 

Here are some families

Yours might be like theirs.

They fight for you, help you

And everyone shares.

 

But it doesn’t matter

How many or few.

The thing that’s important

Is that they love you.

 

Gillian Craig

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