ARARETA WAIKATO - PAKIKAU
An exciting new app in te reo Maaori for learning the Maaori Alphabet and different types of clothing that seeks to bring out the artist in your tamaiti!
Arareta Waikato brings the fun back into learning the Maaori alphabet and encourages your tamaiti to be innovative and creative. Sing along to the waiata, learn the alphabet and different types of clothing in te reo Maaori, trace the letters, then draw the picture that goes with each letter. Use the camera to take a photo and send your drawing to the wider whaanau!
WHY PARENTS LOVE THIS APP
Encourages creativity – more than just an alphabet game, Arareta Waikato is a canvas for your child’s art. It gets displayed on their own alphabet board and sent to the whole whaanau to enjoy.
Makes a child’s first learning experience fun and exciting and sets them on a path of loving to learn te reo Maaori
Educationally sound and co-created by Waikato-Tainui and digital education specialists
Is a multi-sensory learning tool – learn by sight, sound and touch
Voiced by Te Wairere Ngaia – Puurekireki Marae and of Waikato descent, Arareta Waikato
features a fascinating world specifically designed for 3 to 5-year-olds
WHY CHILDREN WILL LOVE IT TOO
Every tamaiti loves to draw!
Features beautiful art that is easy for tamaiti to copy (or interpret in their own creative way!)
Children love sharing their artwork with their whaanau
Features a great original sing-a-long waiata, composed and performed by Te Wairere
Makes learning to read and write your alphabet an enjoyable, interactive experience kids will want to do again and again
Now includes both upper case and lower case letters!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.