Some kids have had to move schools or even countries. I am one of those kids. I was born in India where I lived for a year, then I moved to Malaysia and lived there until I was 3 1/2 years old, then I came here, to Australia. I have been living here most of my life. I have ,in total, changed 5 schools, and have changed a few childcares as well. I know what it is like to change schools and countries. I know that it can be pretty hard.
What we can do to stop making the new kids life miserable is that we can try to talk to them, I know some people who did that to me, they still are one of my best friends. Also we can include them in the things we are doing, like playing ball, just sitting in a circle and talking or playing tag. There are so many ways that we can make the ‘newbies’ feel welcome.
So next Monday when you see the new kid, at least say hi.
See you soon…