Hello! Kia ora! Welcome new friend!
Publishing date 01st February 2020
Hello! Kia ora! Welcome new friend! is a beautifully illustrated book that models a kind and caring attitude to welcoming new children into their play and learning environment taught by their teacher Miss Riggs.
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.
Hello! Kia ora! Welcome new friend! can be read with other language ‘hello’ greetings found in the back, such as; “Hello! Talofa! Welcome new friend!”. A simple way to include the cultures of our New Zealand children.
Hello! Kia ora! Welcome new friend! is a perfect read aloud book to help teachers, families and children feel welcome in their early childhood learning.
”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! Welome new friend! highlights what kindergarten is all about: being inclusive, belonging and learning through play. Auckland Kindergarten Association recommends this book to whanau and tamariki in supporting the settling process of children new to early childhood education.”
-Auckland Kindergarten Association