A Peoria Park District Facility

All Families Day (A PlayHouse Holiday!)

Join us Sunday, August 13, 2017 as we celebrate Peoria's diversity of family structures with this Peoria PlayHouse original "holiday".

Families come in all shapes and sizes, and at the PlayHouse, will love and welcome ALL families! Join us on August 13th to explore and honor what makes families different, and what makes them the same!

Family Portraits

Add your portrait to this gallery by sharing it with us on Facebook and tagging us at @peoriaplayhouse, or emailing it to playhouse@peoriaparks.org.

Resources for families to talk about diversity and family structure:

5 Things You Should Know About Families Dealing With Disability http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jamie-davis-smith/five-things-you-should-kn_ow-about-families-dealing-with-disability_b_4233242.html

Every Family Is the Same. Every Family Is Different. lesson plan http://www.tolerance.org/lesson/every-family-same-every-family-different

Families - there are many kinds http://www.cyh.com/HealthTopics/HealthTopicDetailsKids.aspx?p=335&np=282&id=1524

How to Help Children Understand Diverse Families                             https://www.brighthorizons.com/family-resources/e-family-news/2014-how-to-help-children-understand-diverse-families/

The Changing American Family, CBS Sunday Morning (video)        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ql0Q5uf-AbA&t=142s

“Yes, They Are a Family!”: Kids’ Questions with Sample Responses About Family http://www.welcomingschools.org/pages/yes-they-are-a-family/


Children’s Books About Different Families

We Belong Together by Todd Parr
Heart Picked: Elizabeth's Adoption Tale by Sara Crutcher

Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson
Our Mothers' House by Julian Gloag

Jalapeno Bagels by Natasha Wing
Mixed Me by Taye Diggs

Grandma Lai Goon Remembers by Ann Morris
Sometimes it's grandmas and grandpas, not mommies and daddies by Gail Bryne

Special Needs
My Brother Charlie by Holly Robinson Peete and Ryan Elizabeth Peete
Featherless/Desplumado by Juan Felipe Herrera

Divorced/Single Parent
Divorce is the Worst by Anastasia Higginbotham
Do I have a daddy? A Story About a Single-Parent Child by  Jeanne Warren Lindsay

The Great Big Book of Families by Mary Hoffman
Who's In My Family? by Robbie H. Harris

All Families Day at the PlayHouse

Activities include:
* visit the Family Gallery to look at portraits of real families from across the Peoria metro area
* make a family tree and family crest in the Art Space
* participate in PlayHouse Family Feud
* family story time with American Sign Language translation
* tell us what makes a family

In collaboration with families like yours!


The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum

The Peoria PlayHouse Children's Museum