He Taonga Teaching and Learning Guide reduced for a limited time

He Taonga Teaching and Learning Guide reduced for a limited time


The importance of te reo Māori learning and teaching is well understood by early childhood professionals. Providing culturally responsive environments that promote te reo Māori learning for the nation’s tamariki is part of an early childhood teacher’s commitment to Te Whāriki.

New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC) published a Māori language learning resource in 2016 to support the implementation of te reo in centres, titling it Te Reo Māori: He taonga mō ā tātou mokopuna.

In 2017, NZTC developed a teaching and learning guide to partner with its He Taonga. The 48 page colour guide was produced to support early childhood practitioners with the incorporation of te reo Māori into their daily centre life.

Drawing on the teachings in He Taonga, the publication supports teachers to use and implement the He Taonga resource in their centres with fun and engaging activities specifically tailored to the early childhood education environment.

The guide aligns with the goals of the Ministry of Education, seeking to inspire professionals to promote the use of te reo Māori as a living and relevant language in everyday practice when working with young children.

“This publication offers fresh ideas on every page for early childhood teachers to weave te reo Māori and our bicultural heritage treasures into children’s everyday learning in authentic ways,” said Chief Executive Selena Fox.

Until the end of July, NZTC is offering Te Reo Māori: He taonga mō ā tātou mokopuna - A Teaching and Learning Guide for a reduced price of $20.00. Postage is also reduced for a limited time to $5.00.

Visit www.nztertiarycollege.ac.nz/nztc-books to purchase your copy.