First Australian review by @flisatfun on Instagram

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Hello: Counting Book of Kindnesses⠀ ⠀ 🤚🏽This counting book by Hollis Kurman with illustrations by Barroux is a poignant book that centres on themes of migration, refugees and inclusivity.⠀ ⠀ 🤚🏼While this is essentially a counting book, I found as I was reading this to my three year olds, they were naturally curious and empathic. “Oh no, what happened to their house?”, “Why are they on a boat?” which led to age appropriate discussions around how many people in the world have to leave their country. ⠀ ⠀ 🤚🏿With my older boys (aged 8 and 10) we delved deeper, finding out how many refugees there were in the world (a staggering statistic). We discussed ways to be kind to refugees who may be new at school or in the community. ⠀ ⠀ 🤚🏽Not only is this beautifully illustrated, it educates children in a number of ways and is a great addition to an inclusive bookshelf.⠀ ⠀ 🤚🏻Thank you to @walkerbooksaus for our review copy. All opinions and activity ideas are our own. ⠀ ⠀ 🤚🏽Don’t forget to tag me into your posts for #activitiesforequality and #craftsforequality started by @thematernalhobbyist – do you love the way books assist in conversations with your children about serious topics? 🤚🏾 #flisatfun #kidsbookswelove #kidsbooks #weneeddiversebooks #countingbooksforkids #countingbooks #readaloud #readaloudfamily #learningathome #readandlearn #bookishplay #bookishwaytoplay #raisingreaders #raisinggoodhumans #refugeechildren #refugeesarewelcomehere #diversebooksforkids #diversebookplay #thebookishplayway #celebratediversityinplay #activitiesforequality

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