Kua tae mai te Pō

The night has arrived

This book follows the traditional Christmas story, told simply in te reo Māori. The beautiful melody of the song that accompanies the book is a perfect match for the gorgeous illustrations.

Written by Sharon Holt and illustrated by Stephanie Jane Thatcher

$24.99 incl. GST

2 in stock

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Shipping costs per order $5 to $14.40 based on the size of the largest book in your order. Tracked courier delivery 2-3 days. Allow an extra day for rural delivery.
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Kua tae mai te Pō includes:

  • Repetitive sentence structure: “Kua tae mai te ……” (The ………. has arrived.)
  • Vocabulary for elements of the traditional Christmas nativity story in te reo
  • Singalong CD which turns the book into a beautiful 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 Kua tae mai te Pō:
We respect our traditions and the traditions of others.
Learning Intention: Enjoy hearing and retelling stories.
Te Whāriki: Links to Strand 4, goal 3: children experience the stories and symbols of their own and other cultures.
Te Aho Arataki Marau: Links to 3.1: communicate about customs.

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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