He mīharo te manu includes:
- Repetitive sentence structure: “He mīharo te ……” (… are amazing) and “He pūkenga ….ōna” (They have great ….. skills.)
- Vocabulary for native birds and abilities
- 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 He mīharo te manu:
Tikanga: Children are special taonga – as are our native birds.
Learning Intention: Recognise and appreciate our own ability to learn.
Te Whāriki: Links to Strand 3, goal 2: children are affirmed as individuals.
Te Aho Arataki Marau: Links to 2.5: communicate about physical characteristics, personality, and feelings.
Kiwi author Sharon Holt
Find out more about Sharon and the Te Reo Singalong series on Sharon’s author page.