Takurua: My Winter Words

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Takurua My Winter Words is the companion book to Raumati: My Summer Words.

What do you see, hear, feel, smell and taste in winter?

All the chilly words that describe winter in Aotearoa New Zealand. A wonderful way to encourage building the vocabulary of young readers, both in Māori and English languages.

Dark and looming    Full and flowing     Dank and pungent   Crunchy and icy      

By stimulating a child’s senses, you are helping them develop creatively, socially and emotionally, cognitively, linguistically and physically through simple play.  Children use their senses to explore the world around them. 

In this colourful collection of familiar New Zealand images, children are introduced to adjectives that describe the taste, smell, sight, sound and touch of the scenes of winter, from feel of snow to the taste of a hot pie.  

Each double page spread is in English and te reo. At the end of Takurua My Winter Words all the words are listed as told in both languages.

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

“The images are real life. Children look at the pictures and say things like “I splash in puddles too.”

“Takurua is in English and te reo and the images are inclusive of the diverse range of cultures in our country which we have at our kindergarten.”

“Such a gorgeous book. A real kiwi book with kiwi experiences ranging from netball to going to the snow. It’s all about your senses too, so as I teacher I can see lots of ways to extend on the learning – like taking the kids outside to open their mouths and taste the rain drops on their tongue.”

Available from:  OneTree House
ISBN: 9781990035135
Published:  2022
Price: $25

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