What people say about Sharon Holt’s workshops:

“I thoroughly enjoyed a Sharon Holt workshop I went to recently! She broke down how to pronounce Māori words, and we did some sentence practice in groups and had fun dancing and doing actions to Sharon’s awesome books! I feel more confident to just do it – to speak te reo Māori and to weave it into everyday speaking at the early childhood centre I work at.” Debbie Garside, teacher

“I have been fortunate to attend one of Sharon’s te reo workshops, which was engaging from start to finish.  We were given great tips on pronunciation and also some very helpful tips for interactive ways to use her Te Reo Singalong books.  Sharon’s passion and enthusiasm made the workshops for me.” Cindy Hawkins, early childhood educator

“Sharon’s Te Reo Workshop was just the kick-start we needed to begin to include te reo songs into our music and playgroup sessions. Her simple guide to pronunciation and her passion for te reo resulted in us buying two of her singalong books and begin using them the very next day! The children (and their parents!) love them. Thank you Sharon for increasing our confidence in speaking and sharing te reo with the next generation. Kia Kaha.” Alison Carroll

“Being a Canadian from Ukraine who has lived on reservations, I know about the loss of language on many levels. Your te reo workshop gave me understanding of the break down of Māori words. It has given me a new passion to get out of my rut and go further. I now believe there is hope for me to learn te reo.” Star Rowe, teacher

Workshops available:

Te Reo Pronunciation skills

The main reason why people get stuck on only using te reo for colours, numbers, greetings and commands is because they lack confidence in their pronunciation. Fortunately, there’s an easy fix! In this workshop you will learn 5 easy steps to confidently pronounce any word in te reo! You will also learn some simple new phrases to add to your kete.

Te Reo Sentence Structure games

Repetition is the key to learning sentence structures in te reo. In this workshop you will play games in small groups that you can use with children to practise easy te reo sentences.

How to use Te Reo Singalong books to expand your te reo programme

This workshop demonstrates how to make the most of Te Reo Singalong books. Find out how to pick out phrases and sentence structures in each book, how to add actions to the songs and how to use the books in context during play and learning.

Each workshop can be held individually, together or as a series. For more information about how you can have a workshop at your centre or school, email  with details of location, number of people and whether you prefer to attend a workshop in the evening or weekend. We will get back to you with a price and range of possible dates.