Fostering Belongingness Through Books

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Fostering Belongingness Through Books

Fostering a sense of belongingness means creating and maintaining an environment where everyone feels included, and that comes to life in Primrose classrooms in a variety of ways every day. One of the most impactful ways is through books. When children open a book, they’re not just learning about words and pictures. They’re also learning how their experiences fit within the broader world. 

At Primrose, this is why we use books, images, educational materials and toys to show children people who look like them as well as people who are different. This representation as well as interactive learning experiences helps children develop a sense of self and an appreciation for others.  

Our Balanced Learning® curriculum uses a thoughtfully selected library of books that support this sense of belongingness by representing a wide range of characters and circumstances.  Readers can connect to the story What I Like About You on a whole new level with an interactive read-along narrated by the author Allia Zobel-Nolan.

Build your own library with some of the books found in our classrooms.  

For more on how we help teach children about acceptance and belongingness, check out:  

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