Identity & Belonging

Identity & Belonging is about children developing a positive sense of who they are, and feeling that they are valued and respected as part of a family and community.


A series of tipsheets under the banner Playing at Home have been designed to engage, inspire and support children and their families play and learn together. 

The activities are connected to the development of identity and belonging. They centre on connections to my family, my friends and my community.

This activity involves taking a large piece of paper and drawing your home as the centre point. The child can then add in the roads to and mark in the school, the shops, the post office, sports pitches or other landmarks. Add in friends' homes or the homes of wider family members. This activity builds the child's understanding of their place in their wider community.