Kia ora koutou,
Matariki is a time to celebrate, remember and plan. It is a time to be together and to share and learn new skills.
One way to find out more about Matariki could to to explore
Te Ara – The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Would you like to listen in Te Reo, English (or both!) to this story woven with magic, love and adventure?
The Seven Stars of Matariki / Te Huihui o Matariki by Toni Rolleston is a beautiful book to read about Matariki. It’s available in
English, and te reo. Check out the videos below.
You might want to keep practising your New Zealand Sign Language AND your Te Reo! Learn some more sign by watching 19 year old Tuhoi Henry (Te Uri o Hau).
Then, you could borrow the book Matariki and keep improving your signing. Ka rawe!
Pop over to the Wellington City Libraries and explore our Tamariki section
You will find some great tools to help you improve your Te Reo.
In 2019, Eid begins on Tuesday 4 June and ends on Wednesday 5 June. People traditionally greet each other on the day with the phrase “Eid Mubarak”, which means ‘blessed celebration’. Check out these books to find out more about this important international celebration.
Journey with George and his friend Kareem as they celebrate Eid. Together they try special treats, create baskets for others who have less money than they do and look for the crescent moon. This board book includes snappy rhyme that will appeal to school children.
Learn and understand Ramadan and Eid as you enjoy this story.
Samīrah fī al-ʻĪd
Share with Samira and her family a day of fasting during Ramadan and feel her excitement as she sees the new moon. Practise your Arabic, your English, or even better, both!
Explore Muslim culture through these clear explanations, and beautiful photographs. This non-fiction book will help you to become bilingual and multilingual too!
The Shapes of Eid, According to Me
Experience visiting the Mosque, praying and getting henna done as you look at the shapes in nature and our world.
Kia ora and Talofa!
O au I le Faletusi.
I am at the library.
It is raining outside and it is a perfect day for me to look at and share some of our beautiful bilingual, multilingual and monolingual books with you.
E te tautala I se gagana Sāmoa?
Do you speak some Sāmoan?
If you read this, it might make you think about some of what surrounds us -our sun, moon and planets.
It will be so wonderful to be able to describe the beautiful things around you in more than one language!
If you listen to the rhyme, it could help you to learn Māori, Fijian, Sāmoan, and Tongan words for the numbers one to ten.
Here are ten readers for Samoān Language Learners.
If you read this, you can learn more about Associate Professor Donna Adis, Judge Ida Mālosi and Tim Cahill.
Haera rā and Tofa!