Ka Maumahara Tonu

Remembering

It’s hard to find book with an ANZAC theme that work well with young children in preschools and junior primary schools.

This book follows a young girl who asks her grandfather about his grandfather, who served at Gallipoli. In a gentle way, the book pulls together many threads about remembering those who have passed away.

At the end, the girl and her grandfather find a place to remember each other.

Written by Sharon Holt and illustrated by Jasmine Irene Bailey

Description

Ka Maumahara Tonu includes:

  • Repeated sentence: “He pātai tāku” (I have a question)
  • Vocabulary for discussions around Gallipoli
  • Singalong CD which turns the book into a catchy song
  • English translation
  • List of activity ideas to make this much more than a book to do on the mat
  • Glossary of words used in the book
  • Guitar chords

Curriculum Links for Ka Maumahara Tonu:
Tikanga: Children’s relationship to Papatūānuku is based on whakapapa, respect and aroha.
Learning Intention: Making connections between people, places and things in their world.
Te Whāriki: Links to Strand 2, goal 1: connecting links with the family and the wider world are affirmed and extended.
Te Aho Arataki Marau: Links to 2.1: communicate about relationships between people.

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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