Rhyme & Reo: Aeiou: A Fun Way to Learn Maori Vowel Sounds

Author(s): Jessica Ngatai

Children's Maori Books

This delightfully illustrated book features quirky Kiwi poems, weaving te reo through the English text, and with explanatory notes on the pronunciation of the vowel sounds appearing in a side-bar on each page. These fun rhymes are designed to help readers learn the correct pronunciation of the basic vowel sounds used in te reo Maori. Getting these five basic sounds right will enable readers to try any Maori word with confidence.


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"The emphasis on learning reo at all levels of education is placing great demands on teachers and parents in early learning centres and schools. Jess brings her own knowledge of te reo to her book and the learning of her tupuna to the sharing of that knowledge," says Erica Wellington, Academic Director Te Au Here o Tukaiaia Ngatiwai Education;"Rhyme & Reo is a great, little resource to help people

Jessica Ngatai - Ngatiwai, Ngati Maniapoto, Ngati Pakeha. Jessica holds degrees in Law and Maori Studies and has worked for over 10 years in the field of human rights. Becoming an Aunty to three nieces has reignited an interest in early childhood learning and development, prompting her to venture into writing for children. Jessica has contributed to Ngatiwai educational resources for early childhood education and primary schools. Jessica lives in Auckland.

General Fields

  • : 9780994114228
  • : Ako Books
  • : Ako Books
  • : May 2015
  • : 190mm X 230mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Jessica Ngatai
  • : Paperback
  • : Maori; English
  • : 499.442813
  • : 32
  • : Colour Illustrations