Learning te reo Māori is a journey that requires you to leave your comfort zone and isn’t confined to the walls of a classroom.
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- Spend your lunch hour reading a te reo Māori book
- For beginners, try ‘Māori at Home’ ‘Māori 4 Work’ and ‘A Māori Phrase a Day’. For intermediate and higher see Mai i te Kakano, Te Rito and He Iti Kahurangi.
- Read the reo rua articles on Stuff NZ and share them with your organisation
- He Muka is the Māori Language Commission’s te reo Māori digital publication with guest contributors. Read some reo Māori articles and share them with your tari
- Pick up a newly translated book by Kotahi Rau Pukapuka
- Learn more Māori metaphors and similies with He Iti te Kupu
- Use the signage list to put up signs around your workplace.
- Organise a lunch time te reo Māori lesson
- Attend a lunchtime reo seminar online
- Take some te reo lessons online
- Practice your pronunciation and learn the Māori alphabet
- Learn about Māori place names with Sonny
- Watch Hēmi Kelly’s learning videos on the Facebook group ‘A Māori Phrase a Day’
- Watch a reo Māori learning show
- Set out to learn a word a day for a year – see 365 Māori words
- For tamariki you can re-watch learning content from Kura Mō Ngā Mokopuna. Developed during the first lockdown in 2019, this series of engaging educational videos is taught by experts as well as graduates from kōhanga reo and kura kaupapa Māori
- The Māori Language Commission have created a reo Māori Kahoot quiz for beginners! Host your own session for whānau or colleagues. You’ll need access to internet and some devices!
- Host a te reo Māori quiz and test your organisation’s knowledge. Use these quiz questions to set-up your own – some are easy, some are hard, so grab some friends and a Māori dictionary!
- See Pania Papa’s video on easy Māori games to play with no equipment
- Download some Māori apps and play with your tamariki. See Pāpapa, Pipi Mā Tae, find more apps here.
- Create and host an online Kahoot quiz with your whānau and friends!
- Have fun with kupu with Kaupapa game.
- Play Fortnite in te reo Māori with this rauemi from Mahuru Māori.
- Get your tamariki together to do reo Māori yoga for kids with Mauritau Yoga.
- If you’re a game developer or collaborator, join the Māori Language Moment Game Jam and make games that celebrate te reo and Māoritanga.
- If you are into Cricket, check out the lockdown edition of CRIC-KIDS, 10 at-home activities available in Te reo Māori that requires minimal space and little to no equipment.
Thanks to the Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori team for collating and sharing these ideas. For more visit www.reomaori.co.nz/ideas
A Maori Phrase a Day offers a fun and easy entry into the Maori language. Through its 365 phrases, you will learn the following: – Everyday uses – English translations – Factoids – Handy word lists Presenting the most common, relevant and useful phrases today, A Maori Phrase a Day is the perfect way to kickstart your te reo journey!
A fun new way for everyday learners to practise te reo Māori. Māori Made Fun contains over 200 word games, puzzles and activities – a jam-packed box of te reo tricks for everyone.