I Belong Children’s Board Book – Book Review
A book about being part of a family and a group
(Learning About Me & You)
I Belong is a board book I would suggest for the age range of 2 – 5. It is a diverse picture touching on a subject of belonging. The images inspire togetherness. The book opens up with family I Belong and family acceptance then heads to school and the playground. I felt moved by the inspiration of the author and illustrator efforts to display realistic illustrations of children eating, playing, making music, and working together with family and friends.
The overall message of this board book is I Belong “Belonging feels so good! Great book, great message and inspiring Illustrations
“I have a place I always belong. People in my family listen and help me.” A sense of belonging is a basic human need. This friendly, reassuring board book shows toddlers what it means to belong at home and in a group. “I belong with my friends, too. There’s a place for me to fit in.” Children see that they have safe places where they feel loved and where they talk, play, share—and help others belong, too. Warm, realistic illustrations illuminate the text, showing children eating, playing, making music, and working together with family and friends. “Belonging feels so good! I want to help others feel good, too”
Age Range: 2 – 4 years
Series: Learning About Me & You
Board book: 24 pages
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing; Brdbk edition (May 23, 2018)
Learning About Me & You Series
Support toddlers and young preschoolers in developing self-awareness and social awareness with these charming board books focused on early social skills. With her straightforward and encouraging style, author Cheri J. Meiners guides little ones to understand how they fit into their world and how other people fit in, too. Children learn about belonging, feelings, playing, sharing, helping, and more. Perfect for group or home settings, each book includes tips and information for teachers, parents, and caregivers.