Loneliness Book List

Loneliness
Picture Books & Resources

Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty.

Mother Teresa

Feelings of loneliness are normal and many children suffer from some form of isolation. There are many reasons children may suffer from isolation. Use these books as discussion starters to help children understand they are not alone. They will see characters learn to deal with feelings of isolation by making new friends, talking with adults and starting new hobbies.

Loneliness Book List

Further Reading

Resources

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!

General Information
Child Mind Institute: Friends and Socializing
Healthy Families Beyond Blue: Developing Social Skills
Jump Start Your Confidence: The Importance of Friendship for our Kids
Kids’ Health: Feeling lonely
Nursery World: Sense of Belonging
Psychology Today: Create a Sense of Belonging
 
Educational Articles and Lesson Plans
Aistear: The Early Childhood Curriculum Framework: Identity and Belonging Teaching Unit
Kids Health in the Classroom: Self Esteem Teacher’s Guide
Teaching Tolerance: New Friends Learning Plan

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