• Year Levels F–3
  • Curriculum ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
  • Subject Wellbeing
  • Resource Formats Print, Digital
  • Learning Focus Independent reading, Take-home reading, Shared reading
  • Last Updated Jan 2022

What it is

Building Connections is an extensive package of easy-to-implement, meaningful, and creative teaching materials to teach important life skills, such as self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. Instil a love for reading in learners while simultaneously developing their comprehension skills and building their personal life skills.

How it helps


Visually stunning texts: Activate learners’ love for reading through vibrant storytelling and illustrations.

Read-aloud picture books: Develop learner reading comprehension as well as discussion in group learning settings.

Quick learning sessions: Take complex concepts and make them actionable in 15- to 20-minute learning sessions.


Support learning at home: Make the connection between school and home with notes on how to address concepts with parents and care givers.

80+ activities: Plan your classes more easily thanks to extensive research-backed activities and tools. 

Adaptable teaching: Make use of extensive digital materials, including eBook and audio files, to make planning and instruction more flexible.

What it includes

Building Connections includes an extensive range of beautifully illustrated texts alongside both print and digital teaching materials and activities.

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Image showing Building Connections grade pack, student materials and eBooks plus audio on desktop and laptop screens.

The Building Connections collection includes: 

  • 12 beautifully illustrated picture books that explore important topics and provide read-aloud activities. 
  • A teacher’s guide with literacy activities, best practice tips and partnering strategies. 
  • 80+ learning activities that help students form meaningful connections to the texts, and 
  • Access to digital resources including read-along eBooks, audio files, family engagement letters and blackline masters

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Student materials

Image of  Building Connections Student Materials for PreK to grade 3.

80+ activities to help students form meaningful connections to the texts, including: 

  • activities for the five essential social skills 
  • standards-based reading comprehension activities
  • literacy-based student pages to be used with any of the books. 

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Teacher materials

Image of Building Connections Teacher Guide cover and two inside pages

A thoughtfully curated collection of books that explores essential topics. Pair the books with our helpful teacher’s guide, which contains research-based approaches to literacy instruction, including best practices for creating interactive and engaging read-aloud experiences, partnering strategies, and meaningful activities to maximise learning time.

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Digital resources

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Digital resources include all student and teacher materials, plus read-along eBooks, audio files, family engagement letters, and fillable student pages to make planning and instruction more flexible. 

Samples & downloads

  • Pearson Wellbeing Resources — Correlation Guide — Building Connections & Bounce Back! Download PDF (268KB)

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