Identity and Belonging

Identity and Belonging is one of four themes used in Aistear to describe children’s learning and development from birth to six years. It is about children learning about themselves, their families and their communities, and feeling that they are valued and respected. Through exciting and fun experiences, the Identity and Belonging theme helps children to 

  • have strong self-identities
  • have a sense of group identity
  • see themselves as capable learners
  • have an understanding of rights.

Aistear has lots of ideas and suggestions for how this important learning and development can be supported for babies, toddlers and young children.