Families are unique and come in many forms. At an early age, it is important for children to discuss not only their own family, but others' as well. Through discussions , books and play children will gain knowledge about how families work and how uniquely different they can be. Children are able to expand their understanding of families by learning that even though families look different all over the world, they share many similarities, too. Childcare classrooms can model positive familial dynamics by practicing cooperation, problem solving and kindness. In this way, teachers and caregivers can provide an environment that nurtures the idea that children are valued members of their family and childcare communities. This month we will focus on the letters Ff, Hh, and Tt. Numbers 1 and 2, shape circle and color red.