Tailored resources for helping children build respectful relationships
Making friends comes naturally to many children. But even young children may find forming friendships a highly complex business, overlaid with social rules and expectations.
The Early Years Respectful Relationships Value Pack has been curated to help children develop respectful, inclusive relationships, build friendships and value others.
This value pack includes:
- Can-Do Dinosaurs – ideal for helping children overcome fears, develop confidence, build friendships, and make good decisions by focusing on what they can do rather than what they can’t.
- Cars R Us – a unique, interactive tool for exploring emotions and learning how to make skilful choices.
- Funky Fish Feelings – 48 fabulous fish characters for helping children describe feelings.
- Stones … have feeling too! Stickers – 520 stickers that can communicate how we respect and value each other.
- Pocket of Stones – 12 quirky little hand-made stone characters that resonate with children and are the ideal tools for talking about relationships.
- The Wrong Stone – a much-loved picture book that celebrates diversity and inclusion.
Suggested uses for this pack:
- Each card set comes with a booklet containing activity ideas.
- These resources can be used across the curriculum to support social and emotional skills development, self-esteem, resilience, and responsive, positive relationship building.
- Can be used with culturally and linguistically diverse children and families or shared with parents and carers to support their child’s development.
Download the Pack’s Ideas Bank for more tips and suggestions.
Innovative Resources is listed on the Victorian Government’s School Readiness Funding menu, providing resources and training to help Early Years teams build social and emotional skills in children and families.