Te Wairua o Waitangi (The spirit of Waitangi) encourages us all to think about the essence of our commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi – the need to work together to preserve and respect our natural environment as well as the culture and language. The catchy tune, gorgeous photographs 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, information section, guitar chords and list of 10 activity ideas.

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Te Wairua o Waitangi (Te Reo Singalong with CD #11)

Author(s): Sharon Holt

Te Reo

Te Wairua o Waitangi is about Waitangi. We added this title to our collection of Te Reo Singalong books because many teachers, parents and retailers asked for a book about Waitangi that would be enjoyed by children. The premise of the book is that we all have a responsibility to care for and protect the Maori language and culture as well as our natural resources. The book follows the sentence structure in te reo which translates roughly to "Who will honour the treaty? You will, I will, they will, we all will..." etc. Children love to sing along with the catchy tune.


Te Wairua o Waitangi (The spirit of Waitangi) encourages us all to think about the essence of our commitment to the Treaty of Waitangi – the need to work together to preserve and respect our natural environment as well as the culture and language. The catchy tune, gorgeous photographs 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, information section, guitar chords and list of 10 activity ideas.

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This children's picture book is in te reo Maori. It includes a song CD. No prior knowledge of te reo Maori is required. The story/song is about The Treaty of Waitangi - i.e. "Who will honour the treaty? You will, I will, they will, we all will." By putting on the song CD and opening the book, the reader can join in with the song and follow the actions and sounds as they enjoy the book. The back of the book contains a pictorial glossary, English words for the song, guitar chords and a list of extension ideas for parents and teachers. The book is Book 11 in a series.

Sharon Holt lives in the Waikato region of New Zealand. She worked as a teacher and journalist before remembering her childhood dream of becoming a children's author. Since that wake up call, her children's books have been published by many trade and educational publishers. After starting to learn te reo Maori in 2002, Sharon got the idea for Te Reo Singalong books. She was working as a relief teacher in kindergartens and primary schools at the time, and realised that most teachers in mainstream education lack confidence to use and teach the level of te reo that is expected of them as part of the NZ curriculum. She designed Te Reo Singalong books to make it easy and fun to teach and learn more sentence structures in te reo.

Contains full colour pages, singalong CD, repetitive sentence structure in te reo, English translation, guitar chords, glossary and list of extension activity ideas.

General Fields

  • : 9780994117120
  • : The Writing Bug Ltd
  • : The Writing Bug Ltd
  • : Contains Paperback and CD-Audio
  • : January 2016
  • : 210mm X 297mm
  • : January 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sharon Holt