Te Wairua o Waitangi includes:
- Repetitive sentence structure: “Mā wai te …. “(Who will….)
- Vocabulary for aspects of Māori culture and the natural environment
- 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 Te Wairua o Waitangi:
Tikanga: We can help to honour the Treaty of Waitangi by learning Māori language, which is a taonga.
Learning Intention: Differentiate between the pronouns ‘rātou’ and ‘tātou’.
Te Whāriki: Links to Strand 4, goal 2: develop an appreciation of Māori language.
Te Aho Arataki Marau: Links to 4.3: communicate about responsibilities.
What others say about Te Wairua o Waitangi:
“Jonas and I really connected with this resource and I found it strongly supported the way I describe and explain how we can honour Te Tiriti o Waitangi to our preschool age group. Wetiweti ana!” ~ Jessica Cooper, Tuatara Kids
“The book really ’spoke’ to me. It is so meaningful for all New Zealanders and aimed so well at the level of our littlies.” ~ Cindy Hawkins, early childhood educator
Kiwi author Sharon Holt
Find out more about Sharon and the Te Reo Singalong series on Sharon’s author page.