We learn so many things when we come to school. But do you know which is our first school? Yes, it is our family. We learn so many things from our family – much before we learn from anywhere else. This is because we are so close to our family. But we really never give it a thought. Let us think about our family and talk about it. Draw or paste a picture of your family. ❉ Who all are there in your family? Write their names and how they are related to you. Name Relationship Name Relationship ❉ Write the relationship between any two members of your family – such as husband-wife, brother-sister, mother-daughter... Names of two members of your family Their relationship ❉ What do your family members call you lovingly ? Do you have a pet name? How do you call your family members? Look at the picture carefully. ❉ Two persons in the picture look a lot like each other. How do you think they are related? Is there any similarity between you and any other member of your family – in the way you talk, walk, smile or even in your looks...? With whom and how? Let us now read about Anwari’s family. The older members of Anwari's family work as dhobis. All the 27 members of the family lend a hand in washing, drying and ironing of the clothes. Anwari and her cousin Taufiq are also learning the work done by the family. ❉ Is your family involved in any particular work? If yes, what? ❉ Do you help the family with the work? We learn many things from our family members. Anwari and her cousins learnt cycling from her uncle. You also learnt many things from your family. What and from whom? Has anyone learnt anything from you? Think and write : ♦ When I am sad, I go to my __________________. ♦ When I want to know about the past, I go to my _____________________________. ♦ When I want to share my secrets, I go to my _____________________________. ♦ When I do something wrong, I go to my _____________. Everyone removes their shoes before entering the house – this is the custom in Surekha’s family. Some of Surekha's friends enter her house without removing their shoes. Surekha’s grandfather gets angry at that. Are there any particular customs followed by your family? What are those? Does any member of your family have any particular habit like laughing loudly or singing when they are happy ? Imitate them. ❉ How do you show respect to elders in your family? Look around to see how others show respect. ❉ When the old were young Ask any older member of your family to tell a funny incident of her or his childhood. Discuss with the children how different members in their family laugh, sing songs, etc. This will help them to know what is special about their family members.

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