Author(s): Sharon Holt
The newest book in the popular award winning Te Reo Singalong series follows a family through their Matariki celebrations over the course of a day. The family wakes at dawn to see the Matariki star cluster and the book takes the family as visitors arrive for a traditional Matariki feast. As the evening draws in, the children create their own stars using sparklers. Each Te Reo Singalong book includes a song CD, English translation, guitar chords and extension ideas. This book also includes information about Matariki.
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!
Colenso Early Childhood Centre: "The children love each time a new book arrives from Te Reo Singalong. Matariki is definitely a favourite. They love the tune and rhythm of the song, and the story line is something they are familiar with. These books make connections for each child. It is relevant to them in their world. They are so focussed when these books are used at rest time. The repetitive rhyme encourages the children to participate in the story. These books are a rich resource that excites our children and empowers them to learn."
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 35 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 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.