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.

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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.

Author – Sharon Holt

Illustrator – Stephanie Jane Thatcher

Sharon Holt Meet Kiwi author Sharon Holt

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.


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