Haere Tonu

Keep Going

This singalong book is the perfect “clean up” song for home, school and early childhood centre.

On each verse, the children are encouraged to put away different items in the room, based on opposites – big and small, soft and hard, long and short etc.

The words could be changed to include other opposites or to encourage the clean up of items by colour or by name, such as hats, shoes, toys, books etc.

Written by Sharon Holt and illustrated by Myles Curling Lawford

$24.99 incl. GST

2 in stock

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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:
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.

Sharon Holt Kiwi author Sharon Holt

Find out more about Sharon and the Te Reo Singalong series on Sharon’s author page.


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