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Family Members and Others in My World for Class 2 EVS

A group of people living together who are related to each other makes a family. A family can be a nuclear family or an extended family.
The following concept will introduce the learners to what a family is, its importance, and the different members and relations in the family.

After reading the concept, students will be able to:

  • Identify different relations between family members.
  • Know about the difference between joint family and nuclear family.
  • Differentiate between maternal relations and paternal relatives, etc.

Each concept is explained to class 2 students using descriptions, illustrations, and concept maps. After you go through a concept, assess your learning by solving the two printable worksheets given at the end of the page.
Download the worksheets and check your answers with the worksheet solutions for the concept Family Members and Others in My World provided in PDF format.

The World Around Us:

  • Humans are social animals and live with a family in society.
  • We require a home to live in and protect ourselves.
  • Every family member is related to us in some way or another.


  • A group of people living together who are related to each other by marriage, birth or adoption is called a family.
  • A family can be nuclear or joint based on the number of family members living together.

Nuclear Family:

  • A small family comprising parents and children.
  • Family members_What is nuclear family class 2

Joint Family:

  • A large family comprising parents, grandparents, children and relatives who live together.
  • Family members_What is joint family class 2

Relations in a Family:

  • People living together are associated with each other by one or the other relations. Let us see them in the following table—


    A man married to a woman.


    A woman married to a man.


    Your brother and sister by birth.


    Child of your uncle or aunt.

    Maternal grandparents

    Parents of your mother

    Paternal grandparents

    Parents of your father

    Maternal uncle and aunt

    Brothers and sisters of the mother

    Paternal Uncle and aunt

    Brothers and sisters of the father

  • The members of a family can be depicted using a diagram called a family tree.
  • Family members_family tree chart for class 2


  • The people who live beside our house are neighbours.
  • The areas around our house and the people living there constitute our neighbourhood.
  • People in our neighbourhood give us feelings of community and harmony.
  • We celebrate festivals together and help each other in times of need.


  • The animals that live with us like other family members are called pets.
  • Dogs, cats, parrots, sparrows, and rabbits are some animals kept as pets.
  • Pets require food, regular doctor visits and clean surrounding to live properly.
list of Pet animals

Caring About Each Other:

  • Living in a family helps us to grow in the presence of ample resources and feel safe.
  • Our parents take care of us and our needs.
  • As family members, we should take care of our younger siblings and old grandparents.
How family members care for each other

New Words:

Community: A group of people living in the same place.

Did You Know?

  • A doctor for animals is called a veterinary.
  • These doctors are specialised in treating animal injuries, infections and diseases.
  • Animals are also vaccinated against many diseases like humans.
Explain about veterinary doctor
Family members_ Others in my world class 2
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