New Words, New Friends

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New Words, New Friends is a storybook resource for teachers, librarians and parents to teach young children who speak different languages how to learn and play together. This heartwarming story of friendship that grows under the guidance of a nurturing and mindful teacher is the backdrop for an intentional social story on building communication skills for children in culturally and linguistically diverse preschools, story hours, or child care programs. Using playful and educational rhymes, New Words, New Friends teaches evidence-based interaction skills for bilingual and monolingual children who are dual language learners or are new to English or Spanish. Questions for discussion at the end of the book make this an excellent resource for supporting social/emotional development and vocabulary building.