What are some ways to help our grade schooler write our family story?


A fun way to create a family story is to make a family tree. You can add photos or ask your child to draw a picture of each family member then write one sentence under each person. Talk about each family member and how they are related to you, and share special memories you have shared together. Another fun way to create your family story is to make a scrapbook that highlights some of the fun activities you have done over the past year. You can make it fun by letting your child add stickers or other keepsakes they have collected (e.g., ticket stubs, cards, artwork). 

Jennie Ito, Ph.D.

Child Development Expert

Jennie Ito is a mother of two and a child development consultant who specializes in children’s play and toys. Before becoming a consultant for LeapFrog, she was an intern at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, and later worked as a content expert for the Association of Children’s Museum’s “Playing for Keeps” Play Initiative. Jennie earned her doctorate degree in developmental psychology at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada.

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