Haere Tonu includes:
- Repetitive sentences and phrases: “Haere tonu” (keep going) and “Me whakapai” (let’s clean up).
- Vocabulary for opposites
- 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 Haere Tonu:
Tikanga: It’s important to work together, in order to get things done.
Learning Intention: Understand how things work, and adapt to change.
Te Whāriki: Links to Strand 2, goal 3: children feel comfortable with routines.
Te Aho Arataki Marau: Links to 1.7: use and respond to simple classroom language.
Author – Sharon Holt
Illustrator – Myles Curling Lawford
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.