Ngā Waka Aituā includes:
- Repetitive sentence structure: “He aha tērā tangi?” (What’s that noise?)
- Vocabulary for emergency 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 Ngā Waka Aituā:
Tikanga: We can help children to grow resilient.
Learning Intention: Make sense of the world by generating and refining working theories.
Te Whāriki: Links to Strand 5, goal 4: children develop working theories for making sense of the world.
Te Aho Arataki Marau: Links to 3.2: communicate about events and where they take place.
Author – Sharon Holt
Illustrator – Francesca Da Sacco
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.