Guess how much I love you… What is special about me? How do we show that we care? In this project, we’ll learn about love, families and how people are the same and different. First, we’ll talk to a parent with a baby and ask lots of questions. We’ll pose for photographs and recognise ourselves, our names and our friends from a photograph display. Mirror, mirror on the wall… We’ll look at our reflections and talk about what we can see. In our cosy home corner, we’ll care for dolls and teddies. We’ll enjoy sharing books about love, feelings and families. Outside, we’ll practise following instructions and think about how our brilliant bodies move. Using our mathematical skills, we’ll measure and compare our hands, feet and heights. We’ll count candles and think about why we celebrate birthdays. Getting creative, we’ll make amazing artwork around the theme of love.

Areas of learning Early Learning Goals
Communication and language Listening and attention; Speaking
Physical development Moving and handling
Personal, social and emotional development Self-confidence and self-awareness; Managing feelings and behaviour
Literacy Reading; Writing
Mathematics Numbers; Shape, space and measures


Understanding the world People and communities; The world; Technology
Expressive arts and design Exploring and using media and materials; Being imaginative

Help your child prepare for their project

We’re all special! Why not help your child to take photographs of family members and friends, to create a fantastic photo album? You could also visit the local library to share picture books about families and feelings. Alternatively, make a family collage with images of all of your family members’ favourite things.