Prop it up

Prop it up

Family; a word that holds so much significance. Regardless of race, class, ethnicity, location, and so on, everyone has a family of some sort.

Whether biological or otherwise, family exists in some way, shape, or form. Granted not all families are the same or exist as a seamless, non-problematic unit and at times may not be what is defined but the hope is that the general essence of it all exists in whatever way it can. Regardless, the idea of family is a conscious part of society and humanity as a whole and is important to inform the younger generations, especially in a time when humans are so disconnected and by extension; families.

A family is or should be the core of support, nurturing, love, appreciation, and deep connections. For children, a family is their reliance. Young children rely on parents to take care of their every need or older siblings for playtime fun.

They may rely on grandparents to act in the role of parents or even aunts and uncles as a source of companionship that of their parents. Children get sad when they have to be away from their parents and so to do parents when they have to be away from their children. The developmental stages of life make separations like this necessary. Separations such as going to preschool or daycare and many difficulties are faced during transitions such as these. All things considered, the reason behind these difficulties loops right back to the family. The bond is strong between family members or at least should be, so much so, that even normal developmental stages become difficult.

That's the strength of family.

When we think about how much of a strong impact our families have had on us and how much importance family holds in our lives we knew that this theme was one to explore. Considering the strength of this word, a simple project that could teach our students how to spell this word was applicable.

Therefore, this project is a wordplay prop, which simply means; a vocabulary based prop. Using simple tools, this prop took little time on the crafting table and is effective in all its simplicity.


Take a look!

Looking for a different way to teach vocabulary? Then this word pay prop can help with that. During the video, you will see the tools we used and how the prop came together.

Prop it up,

Tiva & Randa

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