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.
Author – Sharon Holt
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.