Family Tree

Family Tree
My six year old son suddenly became very interested in knowing "who's who" in our family and who he is named after, etc. I talked about the various family members in our extended family but he wasn't really grasping it.

Finally we decided to get a giant poster-board and draw our family tree for him. We made it very large because he wanted to know everybody on both sides of the family. We wrote the names of all the relatives on the tree.

I also decided to have him either call the family members listed and have a short conversation, or write a letter asking them to send a picture back to him. Now we have a picture of all the extended members in the family on the family tree.

He really enjoys getting mail from these relatives, and he has absolutely become intrigued by everyone in the family. Maybe it will stick with him forever.