Kei te Peke Ahau includes:
- Repetitive sentence structure: “Kei te …. ahau” (I am …… )
- Vocabulary for actions and animals
- 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 Kei te Peke Ahau
Tikanga: Physical activity is an important aspect of hauora (health/well-being).
Learning intention: Recognise action words pertaining to movement and act out accordingly.
Te Whāriki: Links to Strand 1, Goal 3: develop confidence and take risks.
Te Aho Arataki Marau: Links to 2.5: communicate about physical characteristics.
Author – Sharon Holt
Illustrator – Deborah Hinde
Waikato based illustrator and author Deborah Hinde produces illustrations for a variety of clients and specialises in children’s picture books. She illustrated 11 of the books in the Te Reo Singalong series.
What others say about Kei te Peke Ahau:
“Your books have been welcomed with great interest at my centre. My favourite is Kei te peke ahau and I know our children love this as well. The CD it makes it so much easier to get the pronunciation right. We’ve also loved using the CD without the book, as the children have memorised the words and actions without having to refer to the book. It’s so catchy and it really does help with our te reo. Your books are AMAZING and have made such a vital and fun push for biculturalism in our centre.” Margie Saufoi, early childhood teacher
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.