Papa, Do You Love Me?
Read Barbara M. Joosse's story up Papa, Do You Love Me? (a follow up to the popular Mama, Do You Love Me?) together with Dad.
*Talk about where your family members have come from. If possible, show your children on a map.
*Have your children find Africa on a map and show them where the Serengeti Plain is. (In Tanzania and Kenya, on the east side of Africa) How is the climate, plant life, animal life, etc. similar to or different from where you live?
*Talk with your child about what you as an adult appreciate about your parents, now and when you were a child. Ask your child what he/she appreciates about you.
*Draw a Massai shield, like the ones in the book.
*Reinforce the idea of unconditional love between parents and children.