Mahi Tahi includes:
- Repetitive sentence structure: “Mahi tahi, tamariki mā” (Work together, children)
- Vocabulary for zoo animals and instructions
- 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 Mahi Tahi:
Tikanga: It’s important to work together, in order to get things done.
Learning Intention: Respond appropriately to a range of instructions.
Te Whāriki: Links to Strand 5, Goal 1: play is valued as meaningful learning.
Te Aho Arataki Marau: Links to 1.7: use and respond to simple classroom language.
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 Mahi Tahi:
“Mahi Tahi is our favourite book! My children love looking at the fun illustrations that they can relate to and the rhythmic sound of the story is entertaining. We are often humming along with the reo, as the way the book is written makes it easy to learn.” – Bronwyn Alton, Lynmore Playcentre
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.