Whai Mai!
(Follow Me!)

$24.99 incl GST

This book is a perfect example of how you can easily use te reo Māori in context, increasing vocabulary, phrases and knowledge of simple sentence structures. The children in the story run from one piece of playground equipment to the next, practising their directional words: up, down, forward, back, in, out etc. Use this book to combine playing and learning te reo at the same time!

Listen to an excerpt from the song

Take a look inside


  • Repetitive sentence structure: “Me tākaro tātou ki runga i te….” (Let’s play on the …. everyone)
  • Vocabulary for playground equipment and directions such as up, down, forward, back, in, out, go across, return
  • Singalong CD which turns the book into a catchy song
  • English translation
  • List of activity ideas to make this much more than a fun book to do on the mat!
  • Picture glossary
  • Guitar chords

What others say about Whai Mai!:

What can I say? We love Sharon Holt’s books in our whare! They are fun, bright and best of all you get a waiata into the bargain! Whai mai is our fave because it teaches us ALL some useful reo we can utilise when are out at the papa tākaro having a play!
Kitty Brown, mum

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