Me Haere includes:
- Repetitive sentence structure: “Kei te haere ahau…” (I am going…)
- Vocabulary for colours and vehicles
- 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 Me Haere!:
Tikanga: In the early days, the main source of transport for Māori was the waka (and, later, the horse).
Learning intention: Express different modes of travel, by using the phrase “mā runga…”.
Te Whāriki: Links to Strand 5, Goal 1: develop a repertoire for symbolic, pretend or dramatic play.
Te Aho Arataki Marau: Links to 3.4: communicate about how people travel.
What others say about Me Haere:
“Me Haere is loved by all age groups – they love predicting what’s coming next. The song is so catchy that you’ll even find yourself singing it while you are doing the dishes!” ~ Elisha Stairmand, home based visiting teacher
Did you know there is a Samoan version of this popular story?
You can find it here.
Find out more about Sharon and the Te Reo Singalong series on Sharon’s author page.