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My First Words in Maori

$20.00 NZD

If you’d like to speak the beautiful Māori language with your kids, My First Words in Maori is the book to get you started!


Help your tamariki to korero Māori with this brilliant first words book by Stacey Morrison, gorgeously illustrated by Ali Teo and John O’Reilly.


My First Words in Maori equips your whānau with the first words you need to speak te reo at home together.


With lively pictures labelled in Māori and English, each page introduces the concepts and words children use as they first begin to talk, get to know people and explore the world around them.


Designed by Māori language champion and broadcaster Stacey Morrison for parents and tamariki to read together, with plenty of details in the illustrations to point out and name, scenes include: Taku Tinana/My Body, Taku Whānau/My Family, Taku Whare/My House, Wahi Takaro/At the Park, Tatahi/At the Beach, Te Marae / The Marae – and much more!


This is the perfect book to bring the Māori language into your home and have fun with the kids on their language journey.


  • Written by Stacey Morrison
  • Illustrated by Ali Teo and John O’Reilly
  • 32 pages
  • Paperback book
  • ISBN: 9780143773337


Stacey Morrison (Te Arawa, Ngai Tāhu) is a radio and television broadcaster whose projects have spanned 25 years. She is also a mama to three young tamariki who have been brought up with te reo Māori as their mother tongue. Stacey herself didn’t learn to speak Māori until she was an adult. It required a lot of research, determination, wonderful mentors and the support of a community to achieve her goal of becoming fluent by the time her children were born. As a winner of Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori Champion Award in 2016 and a graduate of Te Panekiretanga o te Reo (the Institute of Excellence in Māori Language), Stacey loves encouraging the learning and use of our country’s beautiful native language.