He Mīharo Te Manu

Birds are amazing

This book celebrates our native birds and their unique talents.

Learn about the great recycling talents of the kererū, the fishing ability of the kōtare, the flying sklls fo the toroa and many more. At the end, we realise that we all have special talents.

Use this book to expand your use of sentences in te reo and to uncover the unique abilities of your children.

Author – Sharon Holt

$24.99 incl. GST

2 in stock

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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.

Sharon HoltKiwi author Sharon Holt

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


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