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Hi all

 

so how have you dealt with Fathers Day.....know its late in the day to change things now but considering what we ll do next year..

 

We ve been advised some time ago not to make Fathers Day gifts / cards, but to call them (and title cards) special person day gifts / cards?? My feeling is that we are dealing with the UNIQUE child and many children in our setting have fathers who live with them.....what do you do, how do you help chiidren celebrate their family without highlighting a lack of a father in another childs life???

 

thanks

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We talk to each child about special people who care for them, and then they can choose to make a Fathers Day card if appropriate or a card for someone they love. Knowing your children well and their family group allows the children to take part in these activities of their choosing. Also as this activity tends to be adult led all the child's unique creations are then made with great sensitivity.

We also have a great array of paper and envelopes for the children during a session so children are accessing this all the time anyway.It can be a lovely time to explore the special people in their lives and is never regarded as a disavantage but as a celebration of the people in their world.

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Yes I completeley reinforce bridger's reply. we all know our children well so can 'pitch' accordingly and let the children chose to do a special something for someone special (if that makes sense!)

 

The same with us....

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We talk to each child about special people who care for them, and then they can choose to make a Fathers Day card if appropriate or a card for someone they love. Knowing your children well and their family group allows the children to take part in these activities of their choosing. Also as this activity tends to be adult led all the child's unique creations are then made with great sensitivity.

We also have a great array of paper and envelopes for the children during a session so children are accessing this all the time anyway.It can be a lovely time to explore the special people in their lives and is never regarded as a disavantage but as a celebration of the people in their world.

 

Thanks to both of you for your replies. We do know our key children well and their family too. And next year we will hopefully deal with this in a different way

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We also know our families well and we have done Father's Day but supported with the ideas and resources from fathersstoryweek.org

 

It specifically talks about helping children identify a father figure in the absence of their father and this has worked really well for us with the small number who don't have fathers at home. It has been handled sensitively but it has led to some interesting discussion between the children and helped them with their KUW in different ways too. The resources and activities on the website have been really successful in our preschool this week and we feel we have got to know the families so much better than we did before even though we have good lines of communication and lots of information already. It's been a real success for us. We also got some dads and grandads visiting for a while during the week, and we are in an area where most of the dads go to work and mums stay home, etc.

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