Friday, 27 January 2017


Activity 2
Some families are very large and some are very small. Some of the smallest families are found in China where parents are allowed, by law, to have only one child. This is quite different from countries like America (U.S.A.) where some families have as many as 19 or 20 children. It is rare but it does happen!
In America, there is actually a family with 19 children who have their own television show called ’19 Kids and Counting.’ All 19 children have the same two parents (Jim Bob and Michelle) and every single one of the children has a name starting with the letter ‘J.’ The oldest children is a boy named Josh and the youngest is a girl named Josie. Amazing!
If you’d like to see a small clip from the show, follow this link: 19 Kids and Counting
Imagine that you were one of the Duggar children and you had 18 brothers and sisters. What do you think it would be like to have so many sisters and brothers living with you in one house? On your blog please tell us what you would like and what you wouldn’t like about living in such a large family.

If I had 18 brothers and sisters it will be cool because we could all play dodge ball,rugby,tag.

But the thing that I don’t like about having 18 brothers and sisters is that we will always argue about clothes,food,devices.


  1. Hey Macky,
    I would like a big family because when you need to clean up you can ask your brothers and sisters to help you and you'll get it done quicker.

    I reason I wouldn't like a big family is that you'll fight over things. Your Mum and Dad will have to pay too much things.

    Great Blogging
    Keep it up

  2. Hi Macky and Jerome,

    I think that you have both made some very good points. There are definitely perks to have a large family such as having additional people to help out with cleaning and to play with but there are significant downsides as well. I would imagine that it would get pretty loud and chaotic if you had 20 other people living in the same house. It would become very expensive to buy clothing, food and general items for a family of 21 wouldn't it?

    Thank you to both of you for taking the time to think so carefully about this question and to post some very insightful answers.

    Well done!