Picture Books & Resources
We all need to feel a sense of belonging whether it is within our family or the wider community. The picture book collection and the resources below will support children’s understanding of their place in the world. Some books focus on family and friendship relationships. Other books discuss mental health, wellbeing and a sense of worth.
Belonging Book List
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These resources relate to the book, author and illustrator. The number of resources varies subject to subject. Please check they are appropriate for your specific needs before using them with children. If you have any suggestions please get in touch!
One-Eighty: ‘Belonging’ – Why is it so important for Children to feel like they belong around other people?
Nursery World: Sense of Belonging article
Early Childhood Australia: Developing a space for belonging
Huff Post: Three Ways to Instill a Deep Sense of Worth and Belonging in Your Children
Child Care Exchange: Helping Children and Families Develop a Sense of Belonging
Psychology Today: Create a Sense of Belonging
Northern Ireland Curriculum: I Belong! Developing themselves as a member of a community
More Books to Explore
The Children’s Library Lady has over 450 picture books on large variety of topics. You will find specific book, author and illustrator information, as well as resources. You can also browse themed books lists and explore all the books on the website. Click on the book covers below to start exploring what the website has to offer.
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