Me Haere

Let’s Go!

There’s something about a red motorbike that catches your attention, isn’t there?

We created this book about vehicles and colours to help teachers and children to do more than just know that whero is red!

Everyone knew that, but they didn’t know how to use the word “whero” in a sentence. This book teaches you how to do that – as well as plenty more.

All music is available on www.soundcloud.com/tereosingalong

Written by Sharon Holt and illustrated by Deborah Hinde

Description

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

Tatou O! Samoan version – Tatou O!

Did you know there is a Samoan version of this popular story?

You can find it here.

Kiwi author Sharon Holt Sharon Holt

Find out more about Sharon and the Te Reo Singalong series on Sharon’s author page.

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