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Monday 23 August 2021

Review: Human Kind: Self-belief

Another title in the superb series, Human Kind, Self-Belief inspires, teaches and illuminates, ways for children to reach their full potential by discovering how wonderful and gifted they, and every human being is, or can be.

Children gain confidence, through belief in their abilities, perseverance, and working on what interests and talents they have.

Self-belief is learning who you are and what you are good at.

The approach to these gems is diverse and embracing. A big heart helps you care for the world, care for yourself, and care for others.

Accept people for who and what they are. Everyone is different. Care for yourself and stand up for what you believe.

A person can’t be good at everything but can give lots of things a go. Self-belief is a thing that changes and grows, just as people do.

The book is designed with affirmations at the beginning of the spread, followed by thoughts children frequently have when trying something new. These continue with a positive example overriding the initial negative thought.

Set out like little stories, the concepts are easy to understand. Gorgeous illustrations support each idea. The visual narrative is equally valuable as the text.

Facial expressions relay the concern and anxiety being experienced. Emotions are addressed and explained.

The end of the book has a Let’s Talk about Self-belief section that introduces four different people from a variety of careers, with their experiences in self-belief within their chosen fields.

Discussion Questions for Children, closes the book with suggested topics to initiate conversations between children and adults, and presents opportunities for kids to explain what they felt about, and how they overcame, tricky challenges.

Other titles in this series are Human Kind: Honesty, Perseverance, Courage, Kindness, Resilience and Imagination.

Title: Human Kind: Self-belief
Author: Zanni Louise
Illustrator: Missy Turner
Publisher: Five Mile Press, $19.99
Publication Date: 1 August 2021
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781922514318
For ages: 5+
Type: Non Fiction