Kei te Peke Ahau

I am jumping

If you are looking for a book that gets people moving, you’ve found it.

Children and teachers can’t help but join in: jumping like a rabbit, running like a pukeko, dancing like a butterfly etc.

You’ll have them back in the palm of your hand with the last two actions – hiding like a turtle and sleeping like a baby – while learning te reo Māori at the same time!

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Written by Sharon Holt and illustrated by Deborah Hinde

$24.99 incl. GST

2 in stock

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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.

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 Kiwi author Sharon Holt

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


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