Anei Kē! includes:
- Repetitive sentence structure: “Anei kē! Kei te pai” (Here it is! It’s all good)
- Vocabulary for weather and clothing
- Singalong CD which turns the book into a catchy song
- English translation
- List of activity ideas to make this much more than a fun book to do on the mat!
- Picture glossary
- Guitar chords
Curriculum Links for Anei Kē!:
Tikanga: The kaitiaki (guardian) of the weather is Tāwhirimātea.
Learning Intention: Recognise nouns (and corresponding verbs) associated with the weather.
Te Whāriki: Links to Strand 5, Goal 4: develop theories about Planet Earth.
Te Aho Arataki Marau: Links to 2.4: communicate about weather.
Author – Sharon Holt
Illustrator – Deborah Hinde
Waikato based illustrator and author Deborah Hinde produces illustrations for a variety of clients and specialises in children’s picture books. She illustrated 11 of the books in the Te Reo Singalong series.
What others say about Anei Kē!:
“At our centre we all love Te Reo Singalong books! I particularly love Anei Kē as it gives me goosebumps when the little girl is being comforted by her mama during the thunderstorm. Just lovely! As soon as I take one of the books out of the cupboard, the children’s faces light up and I have a captive audience of under two year olds! Our staff also enjoy this fun way of becoming more aware of and learning te reo Māori. I highly recommend these books to anyone working with young children.” Sam Osborne, early childhood teacher
Sharon Holt is a children’s author and creator of books and resources in te reo Māori.
Several of her books have won or been shortlisted for awards, and her Te Reo Singalong series won its category in both Ngā Tohu Reo Māori / Māori Language Awards in 2013 and the CLNZ Educational Publishing Awards in 2015.
Find out more about Sharon and the Te Reo Singalong series on Sharon’s author page.