We will begin our Unit on "Family". We will talk about the different roles of family members and the many different ways family members relate to and help one another. Through the Story Time books, children will hear about a boy who helps his family take care of his baby sister, a boy who realizes how much he has grown when a new baby arrives, a girl who behaves badly when she wants attention, and a lonely stuffed bear who finds a new friend. Besides listening to stories, children will begin to recognize initial sounds in words and identify rhyming words as they build vocabulary and comprehension skills. They will also participate in a variety of music, poetry, science, mathematics, and art activities during Center Time and Small Groups.