Raumati: My Summer Words

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Raumati My Summer Words contains a colourful collection of NZ images of summer and summer activities.

Written by Christine Dale with photography by Ngaere Roberts, this book has been designed to extend vocabulary and encourage a love of language. 

Young children are introduced to adjectives that describe the smell, sound, taste, feel and sights of summer.

See the sky, wide and windy.           

               Titiro ki te rangi whānui, rangi hauhau.

Hear the surf, rumbling and tumbling. 

               Whakarongo ki te auheke ngunguru, auheke takahurihuri.

Feel the sand, gritty and grainy.

               Rongo i te reka o te merengi mātao, merengi  mata.

Each double spread is in English and te reo Maori.

The final pages collect all the words into summer poem, told in both languages.

Raumati My Summer Words book review early childhood education

Recommended for 3 to 7-year-olds by early childhood teachers.

“Real life photos allow our children to see and feel the wind in the sky, taste the watermelon, and smell the smoky barbecue”.

“Tamariki absolutely love this book. It draws them in, using all five senses sight, sound, smell, taste and touch through its words and beautiful photo close-ups.”

“We’ve read this so often, that my group of 4-year-olds are now saying the words with me, knowing so many complex adjectives that I wouldn’t have imagined possible for this age group to grasp as well as they have.”

Available from:  OneTree House
ISBN: 9780995106482
Published:  2019
Price: $25

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