The Family


 Welcome to Little Helpers, WHERE LEARNING IS FUN!! This website was created by Chaldene Henry with the mandate to assist students in their understanding and also to build on their prior knowledge about their Family.

Did you know that there are different types of Family?

Do you know the type of Family that you belong to?

Well ,Hop on for the adventure,you're about to explore your Family!!!!


Your Task for this Lesson are as follow:

1. Identify the different types of Family

2. Learn what family member makes up each family.

3. Learn what family type they belong to.


Hello, Little Helpers!! Before we start our Journey in this lesson ,Lets watch this informative video about the family. Click on this link to watch the video:

Evaluation. Students will be place in groups to Role play a particular family base on the name selected from the box with names of family type provided by the teacher.


  •  Students will write a letter to a friend telling him/her about their family and what they know about other types of family.
  • Aim of this Letter: To test your knowledge about their family
  • Once you have completed the letter we can move on to our next step which is the  Conclusion


  • Students will write a letter to a friend telling him/her about their family and what they know about other families.


Now that you have finished  your adventure you should feel a sense of accomplishment!!!  Marvelous Job! Here is a review of what you have learned about the family

Nuclear Family

The nuclear family is the traditional type of family structure. This family type consists of two parents and children. The nuclear family was long held in esteem by society as being the ideal in which to raise children. Children in nuclear families receive strength and stability from the two-parent structure and generally have more opportunities due to the financial ease of two adults..

Single Parent Family

The single parent family consists of one parent raising one or more children on his own. Often, a single parent family is a mother with her children, although there are single fathers as well. The single parent family is the biggest change society has seen in terms of the changes in family structures. One in four children is born to a single mother. Single parent families are generally close and find ways to work together to solve problems, such as dividing up household chores.

Extended Family

The extended family structure consists of two or more adults who are related, either by blood or marriage, living in the same home. This family includes many relatives living together and working toward common goals, such as raising the children and keeping up with the household duties. Many extended families include cousins, aunts or uncles and grandparents living together. This type of family structure may form due to financial difficulties or because older relatives are unable to care for themselves alone. Extended families are becoming increasingly common all over the world.

Childless Family

While most people think of family as including children, there are couples who either cannot or choose not to have children. The childless family is sometimes the "forgotten family," as it does not meet the traditional standards set by society. Childless families consist of a husband and wife living and working together.

Step Family

Over half of all marriages end in divorce, and many of these individuals choose to get remarried. This creates the step or blended family which involves two separate families merging into one new unit. It consists of a new husband and wife and their children from previous marriages or relationships. Step families are about as common as the nuclear family, although they tend to have more problems, such as adjustment periods and discipline issues.

Click on Credits to see references.


Blessing, M. (n.d.). Types of Family Structures. Retrieved November 27, 2018, from…

Hunter, E. (2016, December 20). Types of Families. Retrieved November 27, 2016, from


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