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baby, a soft toy, a book, a picture of your family, a picture of a friend, your house, your pet, or any other items of significance. You can pick each item up from the blanket and name it, and describe it, and then place it back down on the blanket. Then you can wrap the things up in the blanket and place them
, Good Morning, Good morning to you, Good morning to you. Good morning everybody, And welcome to you , , , Here is another hello song that you can sing in which you can introduce some new ways to say hello in. different languages You can choose the languages that are appropriate to your setting . , Hello Song 2 , Hello my friends hello, Hello my friends hello. Hello my friends hello my friends hello my friends hello. Hello to all my friends, You can insert a different word for hello and sing the song again here are some different words for hello . Hola Spanish, Selam Turkish, Ola Portugese, Konnichiwa Japanese. Ciao Italian, Ni Hao Mandarin, Guten Tag German, Salut French. Before Reading, This story provides an opportunity for the story teller to share memories of their childhood You could. spread out a blanket On the blanket place some items related to your childhood a photo of you as a. baby a soft toy a book a picture of your family a picture of a friend your house your pet or any other. items of significance You can pick each item up from the blanket and name it and describe it and. then place it back down on the blanket Then you can wrap the things up in the blanket and place them. in a suitcase or box while you read the story , It is challenging to clearly explain the definition of a refugee to children You can show the first page of. the story to the children and say that Cartwheel and her family lived in a country where there was war . For more book suggestions tip sheets nursery rhymes songs and fun things to make and do please visit . thelittlebigbookclub com au, , and during that war they were afraid and felt unsafe They were not able to stay in their country and. they came to Australia so that they could feel safe again Australia felt very strange to them because. they came from a different place that had a different language and culture This made Cartwheel feel. very lonely and when she felt lonely she used her blanket to comfort her Then something happened to. help Cartwheel feel happy again ,During Reading, Read the story through the first time and take time to look at each picture At the end of the story . return to the second to last page where the new blanket is full of pictures about Cartwheel s new. experiences These are the words that she has learnt about with her new friend Look at the blanket. together point to some of the pictures and name the items ice cream plate cow boat shoe etc . Return to the beginning of the story and as you read again you can find the little illustrations. throughout the story that become part of the blanket Find and name the things that Cartwheel. discovers through her friend bird umbrella leaf apple tree butterfly house . As Cartwheel adds things to her new blanket she feels more like she belongs . After Reading, To help the children to understand the idea that as Cartwheel learnt new words they helped her to. make meaning in her new world and to feel like she belonged you can revisit the picture from the. second to last page You can talk with the children about what they like about their space place that. makes them feel that they belong You could find some things from your space place together such as. a pencil a book a toy a puzzle etc and you could name them and place them on your blanket . These are some of the things that help you feel like you belong . Activity Time,Make a community blanket, Your blanket will be a patchwork quilt There are many options for how to create your quilt Choose an. idea that is most appropriate for your setting and families . What you need , Scissors, Glue sticks, Crayons pencils. Template if required , , For more book suggestions tip sheets nursery rhymes songs and fun things to make and do please visit . thelittlebigbookclub com au, , , , , , , , , , , How to . Invite each child to create a square for your quilt out of paper fabric collage etc Glue or attach all of. the squares together and display your community quilt . Include the slogan Everybody belongs in your quilt . Some ideas for your quilt include , Each square could have a handprint decorated with a child s name. Each square could have a paper chain figure see attached template which each child could. decorate so the quilt could be a patchwork of paper chain figures. Each square could have the shape of a loveheart that is painted or collaged and includes the. child s family name, Ensure that each child and family is represented including staff librarians teachers and other people. involved in the community , Display the quilt in an area of your setting where many children and people can see it and enjoy it . , Extension ideas, Learn some new words in a different language see the Hello song at the start of this unit . Sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star in Chinese see My Lucky Little Dragon Learning Time . Invite a storyteller to read or tell a story from a different culture try to include the cultures. present in your setting where possible, Ask your group if they know any traditional children s songs from other cultures and try to learn. a new song or rhyme to include in your regular Story Time sessions. , Goodbye, Conclude the session with some suggestions of books that parents might want to share with their. children The Little Big Book Club suggests the following books to support learning in this area . Same But Little Bit Diff rent by Kylie Dunstan, Journey by Aaron Becker. Bea by Christine Sharp, My Village Rhymes From Around The World by Danielle Wright. For more book suggestions tip sheets nursery rhymes songs and fun things to make and do please visit . thelittlebigbookclub com au, ,Goodbye Song, This is the way we say goodbye use a waving action . Say goodbye say goodbye,This is the way we say goodbye. To all our library friends or to our friend , Depending on the size of your group you may wish to insert each child s name in the last line rather. than library friends as it develops a more personal relationship between yourself the child and the. family , Sung to the tune of Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush or your preferred choice . , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . , , For more book suggestions tip sheets nursery rhymes songs and fun things to make and do please visit . thelittlebigbookclub com au, , , , For more book suggestions tip sheets nursery rhymes songs and fun things to make and do please visit .