Hello! Kia ora! Welcome new friend! by Rachel Weston

This 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 or as a newcomers to years 1 and 2 in primary school.

Reading Age: 4 to 6 years
Paperback Picture Book  RRP: NZ$19.99
Published by Weston Books.

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