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.
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 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.
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.