All About Friendship

Explore friendship, relationships, and belonging in this social-emotional early literacy kit.

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Age Range

3+  |  Pre-K+



  • 8 Books
    • A Little Spot of Belonging: A Story About Being True to Yourself and Making Friends by Diane Alber
    • And to Think That We Thought That We'd Never Be Friends by Mary Ann Hoberman
    • Armond Goes to a Party: A Book About Asperger's And Friendship by Nancy Carlson and Armond Isaak
    • Friends by Helme Heine
    • I'm Like You and You're Like Me: A Book About Understanding and Appreciating Each Other by Cindy Gainer
    • My Friend Maggie by Hannah E. Harrison
    • Not Like the Others by Jana Broeker
    • Strictly No Elephants by Lisa Mantchev (storytelling kit included)
  • Activity Book
    • Exploring Books Through Play: 50 Activities Based on Books About Friendship, Acceptancce and Empathy by Colleen Beck, OTR/L, Jen Kossowan, B.Ed, Chelsey Marashian, B.Ed, Meredith Magee Donnelly, MS. Ed, and Jamie Williams
  • Realia
    • Memory & Matching Game: I Never Forget a Face
      • 24 matching pairs featuring children from countries around the world
    • My Family Builders
      • 64 magnetic wooden blocks and 5 educational games
    • Social Emotional Match-Ups: Building Relationships
      • 20 self-correcting match-up puzzles and activity guide
  • Resources Binder
    • Activity ideas
    • Empty page sleeves to add your program flyers or helpful tips to share with future users


This Early Literacy Kit was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.