Author(s): Sharon Holt
This children's picture book is in te reo Maori. It includes a song CD. No prior knowledge of te reo Maori is required by the children or adults using the book. The story/song helps children and teachers to practise a mihi or pepeha greeting. Each Te Reo Singalong book features easy-to-learn sentence structures in te reo. Sample sentences are: Ko wai to ingoa? Ko wai to maunga? Ko wai to awa? By putting on the song CD and opening the book, the reader can join in with the song and follow the pictures as they enjoy the book. The book contains a glossary, English translation, guitar chords and a list of extension ideas for parents and teachers. The book is number 10 in an award winning series called Te Reo Singalong, which won at the Maori Language Awards in November 2013 and was also a finalist in 2014.
Korero Mai (Speak to me) helps children, teachers and parents to practice their mihi/pepeha greetings. The catchy tune, gorgeous illustrations and repetitive sentence structures make learning te reo easy and fun for children and adults. This book is part of the award winning series of Te Reo Singalong books. Each book contains a singalong CD, English translation, glossary, guitar chords and list of 10 activity ideas.
These books have been voted the best te reo resources by judges and teachers. Find out for yourself, by opening the book, putting on the CD and joining in the fun. Many teachers say these books are requested by their children every day!
Maria Gill, children's book reviewer: "I recommend schools buy one for each classroom and or get class-sets. Many teachers want to teach more Maori but don't feel confident - this will help them do it in a fun way."
Author Sharon Holt worked as a teacher and journalist before remembering her childhood dream of becoming a published children's author. Since the age of 40, she has had about 45 books, stories, poems and plays published. One of her books was a finalist in the NZ Post Children's Book Awards in 2007. Since 2012, she has worked full time writing, publishing, marketing and selling her award winning Te Reo Singalong series which make it fun for teachers and children to use te reo Maori sentences with ease.
Contains full colour pages, singalong CD, repetitive sentence structure in te reo, English translation, guitar chords, glossary and list of extension activity ideas.