Social stories for a kindergarten kid about different kinds of families

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Posted 2/5/2014 by Skellinton in NSBR Board
 

Skellinton
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Posted: 2/5/2014 6:24:03 PM
I was wondering if anyone had suggestions for some social stories about all the different kinds of families (mom and dad, two moms, two dads, one parent, grandparents, etc) to read to a pretty sophisticated kindergarten kid.
Also, anyone that has advice would be great! My nephew has two moms and has always been pretty matter of fact about it (although when he was 3 he talked about "daddy land" a bit) and he has been in school as long as he can remember, so he has had constant exposure to families with moms and dads, but he hasn't had any other classmates with two moms or two dads. His teacher brought up today that she was concerned that he wrote in his journal about someplace he went with his dad. I think she is concerned that he is making things up and that the other children might challenge him about it. Anyone have any suggestions on how to deal with this?
Thanks!



rosiekat
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Posted: 2/5/2014 7:04:50 PM
Todd Parr has a lot of cute stories that fit your bill. "The Family Book" is probably the most appropriate. It's very simple, but had a lot of appeal to both of my kids. We're a family formed through adoption, and DS is also biracial.


Jen


rosiekat
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Posted: 2/5/2014 7:06:03 PM
Here's the Amazon description:

"Represents a variety of families, some big and some small, some with only one parent and some with two moms or dads, some quiet and some noisy, but all alike in some ways and special no matter what."


Jen


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Posted: 2/5/2014 7:15:12 PM
I love that book! I love all of Todd Parr's books. He does such a great job.
I have that, I will have to pull it out and read that one to him.
Thanks!



rosiekat
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Posted: 2/5/2014 7:33:27 PM
You know, I also wouldn't be surprised if he's just hitting the age where he begins realizing that his family isn't "normal." My son is 5, and while it doesn't bother him that he is biracial, it does kind of bug him that he's the only one in our family. So it could also just be that your nephew is running through normal intellectual growth and realizing that he actually *is* in a different situation. I've tried to emphasize to my son that different doesn't equal bad, despite what our instinct tells us. I'll let you know in 20 years how that worked.


Jen


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Posted: 2/5/2014 8:07:23 PM
In Our Mother's House by Patricia Polacco


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