ISBN: 9781869685614

Where I Belong


Where I Belong is a well-organised resource to promote a sense of belonging for children and their families.


ISBN: 9781869685614
Author(s) : Katie Riordan
SKU: 9781869685614


It is impossible to separate young children’s LEARNING from their WELL-BEING. Where I Belong is a well-organised resource to promote a sense of belonging for children and their families.

There are 4 sections:

  1. “I belong where I see familiar things.”
  2. “I belong where I am cared for by people who know me.”
  3. “I belong where I feel important.”
  4. “I belong where I know what to do.”

There are tips for teachers and ideas that are easy to apply.

A Tip: Children learn best when they learn the way they want to – while you can offer suggestions, it is beneficial for the child to decide how they would like to work with the resources you offer them. This can also build self-esteem as all ideas will be right and the child’s ideas and the choice they make will be valued. Anything that builds on a child’s self-esteem will contribute to their sense of belonging. This is just one of many valuable and worthwhile suggestions.

About the Author:

Katie Riordan (B.Ed., Dip.tchg. ECE) has taught children at both early childhood and primary level and has tutored at tertiary level in early childhood development and education. She has also written for several parenting publications.

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A4 Photocopiable Teacher Resource Book – 58 Pages (B/W)


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