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Happy Monday! We’re participating in the Multicultural Kid Blogs “Read Around the World” summer series for a chance to share a multicultural book that Jay and the kids first learned about on Reading Rainbow – Jambo Means Hello!
This book takes readers through the entire Swahili alphabet using common Swahili words for phrases such as “welcome” (karibu), “mango” (embe), and “friend” (rafiki). Along with listing the alphabet words, the book explains a bit about what each term means in East African culture. Fun fact! Even though the languages are different, the Swahili alphabet goes from A to Z just like the English alphabet!
Since the phrases are so simple, this book is great for pre-readers and elementary readers from ages 3 to 8. It’s also a perfect introduction to a unit study about the Swahili language or a unit about East Africa. Check out Jambo Means Hello on Amazon by clicking the image or link below!
The “Read Around the World” Summer Series will be continuing all summer long! Be sure to stop by Multicultural Kid Blogs to read all of the previous posts and learn about what is coming up next!
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