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21 Princes Street, Kensington, Whangarei, New Zealand

Phone: 09 437 2742

Email: mairtown@nka.org.nz

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Tuesday, 6 September 2011

I love my white shoes!

Once a fortnight on Tuesdays we are lucky enough to have the community library bus stop right outside Kindergarten.The children get the opportunity to go onto the bus, browse and select some books that we can read at Kindergarten over the following couple of weeks.

Today, Glenn from the library bus popped in for a sing-a-long with his guitar. The last few times Glenn’s visited he has introduced the children to a book called ‘Pete the cat: I love my white shoes’ written by Eric Litwin and illustrated by James Dean – we all just love this book!

Today we decided to video Glenn reading and singing the book. Thanks Glenn!

"Books are a uniquely portable magic"  ~Stephen King

Kōrero Paki (stories) and books are a wonderful resource they:
- Assist in developing pre-reading skills required for later literacy.
- Help in extending vocabulary and building on comprehension.
- Develop self-esteem and confidence as children participate in and tell stories.


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