Kōrero Mai includes:
- Repetitive sentence structure: “Ko wai tō …..?” (What is your….?)
- Vocabulary for mihi and pepeha greetings
- 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 Kōrero Mai:
Tikanga: The land is very important to Māori – hence the proverb Toitū te whenua, whatungarongaro te tangata.
Learning Intention: Respond appropriately, in the form of a pepeha, when asked to introduce oneself.
Te Whāriki: Links to Strand 5, goal 4: develop a knowledge of land features of local significance.
Te Aho Arataki Marau: Links to 1.2: introduce oneself.
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.
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.