If you’d like to speak the beautiful Maori language with your kids, this is the book to get you started!
Help your tamariki to korero Maori with this brilliant first words book by Stacey Morrison, gorgeously illustrated by Ali Teo and John O’Reilly.
My First Words in Maori equips your whanau with the first words you need to speak te reo at home together.
With lively pictures labelled in Maori and English, each page introduces the concepts and words children use as they first begin to talk, get to know people and explore the world around them.
Designed by Maori language champion and broadcaster Stacey Morrison for parents and tamariki to read together, with plenty of details in the illustrations to point out and name, scenes include: Taku Tinana/My Body, Taku Whanau/My Family, Taku Whare/My House, Wahi Takaro/At the Park, Tatahi/At the Beach, Te Marae / The Marae – and much more!
This is the perfect book to bring the Maori language into your home and have fun with the kids on their language journey.
“The perfect first language book to teach te reo Maori”
Maria Gill, Kids Books NZ
“The book is user-friendly with both the Maori and English nouns beside each illustration. Another nice touch is that on each spread are common phrases to be used with tamariki, such as on the bedroom page are the phrases, 'Kei te tiwekaweka tenei ruma! This room is messy’ and 'Me tuku i nga tautapu takaro ki hea? Where should the toys go?’ as well as phrases that can use other kupu from the theme, such as on the emotions page the phrases are, 'Kei te pehea koe? How are you?’ and ‘Ka nui taku harikoa. I’m so happy.’ Perfect resource for all early learning services, homes and all ages.”
Swings and Roundabouts
“Ka mau te wehi! (Awesome.)”
Stacey Anyan, North and South
“Beginning with heads, shoulders, knees and toes, this simple pictorial dictionary covers about every day-to-day scenario a Kiwi family might encounter, with conversational phrases a bonus. Ka pai!”
Ann Packer, NZ Listener Best Children's Books 2019