Hello! Kia ora! Welcome New Friend!
Hello! Kia ora! Welcome new friend! Is a perfect read aloud book to help teachers, families and children feel welcome in their Early Learning Centers
Ruby goes from feeling like an outsider, to feeling like she belongs to her new kindergarten family. These pre-school kids have learnt a smile is easy to do and costs nothing to share and their kind actions have a transforming effect.
What people are saying about the book:
“It is an awesome book. My 3 year old grandson here in Queensland greets me with, “Kia ora Nana.” Makes my heart melt. V.S”
“This book oozes with kindness, connection and belonging.”
“Hello! Kia ora! Welcome new friend! is such an amazing book for settling in new tamariki into a centre. We were lucky enough to have the lovely Rachel come to our centre, Nga Reo E Rua, and read to our tamariki. S.T”
“The book is wonderfully illustrated. Children from many cultures will recognize themselves within the pages.” Book Reviewer
“This is a brilliant book for whanau and kaiako to use to support children was they transition in to, or between early childhood education services.” R.L
“This story reinforces the values we want our children to have: kindness, caring, consideration and the ability to connect with a wide range people.
The list of greetings and phonetic pronunciation of them at the rear of the book is a valuable resource as are the notes which help parents and teachers continue the discussion on how to help others feel welcome..
“Hello, Kia ora , Welcome New Friend”, has become my “go-to-gift” for all the little ones I know as they begin school or kindergarten. Highly recommended.” A.B
This book is a great resource that captures the thoughts and feelings of a young child as they begin at a new kindergarten. Hello! Kia Ora! Welcome new friend highlights what kindergarten is all about; being inclusive, belonging and learning through play. Auckland Kindergarten Association recommends this book to prospective whānau and tamariki in supporting the settling process of children new to early childhood education. -Auckland Kindergarten Association
Hello! Kia ora! Welcome new friend! Can be read with other language ‘hello’ greetings such as, “Hello! Talofa! Welcome new friend!” A simple way to include the cultures of our New Zealand children.