AND BABY MAKES FOUR (Episode
When Jetta gets a new baby brother, she is extremely proud to be a big
sisterat firstbut when she realizes that she will now have to share
the spotlight with the baby, she goes all out to regain her position as
the center of attention. She eventually learns, however, that being a
good "big sister" is far more rewarding than being the "star of the show."
Big Idea: Share; Help Others
The fact that families come in all shapes, sizes, and forms is important
to understand at an early age. Although a child's family may change,
it is still the child's family. These family-centered activities will
- understanding and appreciating of diversity
- art appreciation
Families come in all shapes, sizes, and forms. Invite the child to
draw a family portraita picture of all the family members doing something
together. When the child has completed the drawing, help label it with
each family member's name and a caption that describes what they are
The Best Older Sister by Sook Nyul Choi
Sunhi is jealous of all the attention her baby brother gets until
her grandmother allows her to plan his traditional Korean first-birthday
With a Group:
Prepare a note for parents that describes the activity. For example:
We're going to make a group family quilt, and we'd like your help.
Please help your child decorate this quilt square to show your family
doing something together. You might make a drawing or painting, or
a collage using cutouts from magazines. We'd like to have all the
squares ready by [date]. Thanks for your help!
Send the notes home with a square of construction paper for each family.
When the children return the squares, create a group family quilt by
lacing the squares together or gluing them onto a large piece of poster