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Recommended reading Glossary

āe

yes

Āhuru Mōwai

A sheltered haven – document supporting parent education

ako

learn, teach

ao

world

aotūroa

Light of day - exploration

ara

path

ara mātua

Parenting pathway

aroha

love

ātaahua

beautiful

atua

god

au

I

awa

river

haka

haka

haumaru

Shelter

haumia-tiketike

protector, wild food, digestive

haututū

Playful, adventures

Hikitia

Name of Kaupapa Māori workshops - Raise up

hinengaro

mind, heart

horoi taputapu

Wash dishes

hui

gathering

Ka pai ahau!

I am well

kaha

strength

kai

food

kākano

seed

kanohi ki te kanohi

face-to-face

kāore

no

karakia

prayer

kaupapa

main topic of interest, workshop topic

kawa

Ceremonial practice

kia tūpato

be careful

Ko wai ahau?

Who am I?

Ko wai au?

Who am I?

kōrero

talk

koru

Fern frond or spiral shape

kupu hou

New word

kupu Māori

Māori word

mahi

work

mahi pāngarau

maths

mahi tī

Make tea

māiatanga

confidence

māmā

mother

mana

power

mana aotūroa

Exploration (Ahuru Mōwai)

mana tangata

Contribution (Ahuru Mōwai)

mana whenua

Belonging (Ahuru Mōwai)

manaaki

care and nurture

manaakitanga

hospitality

māramatanga

to understand something

mātauranga

Learning, education

matua

parent

mātua

parents

Māui

Demi god

maunga

mountain

mihi

greet

mihimihi

greetings

mirimiri

massage

mōhiotanga

to know about something

motuhake

special

ngā kaupapa whakahirahira

Strands in Ahuru Mōwai and Te Whāriki

ngā mahi a pēpi

Section in Whakatipu – what is baby doing

ngā tohu pēpi

Babies cues

ngā tohu whānau

Section in Whakatipu – six principles

ngā whānau kararehe

Animal famillies

oriori

lullaby

pakipaki

clap

pakipaki o ringa

Clap your hands

pakiwaitara

Section in Whakatipu – legend or story

pāngarau

maths

pānui pukapuka

Read a book

Papatūānuku

mother earth

pātiki

flounder

pepeha

Introduction that establishes identity and heritage

pēpi

baby

pito

umbilical cord

pono

belief

poutama

Step like pattern

pūrākau

Story, myth

pūtea

Bag, purse, finances

Rangiātea

Ancient name associated with Hawaiki

Rangi-nui

sky father

rauemi

Resource

rongoā

take care of, heal

Rongo-mā-Tāne

peace, skills (hand, foot)

Rūaumoko

youngest, demanding

taha

Side -aspect

taha hinengaro

healthy mind

taha tinana

healthy body

taha wairua

healthy spirit

taha whānau

healthy family

taihoa

wait

taitai niho

toothbrush

tākaro

play

taku

mine

taku ara

my pathway

taku mahi

my work

tamaiti

child

Tama-nui-ki-te-rangi

grandfather of Māui

Tama-nui-te-rā

sun, stars, moon

Tāne-mahuta

leadership, thinker, leader, strategist

Tangaroa

healing, water, fluid 

tangata whenua

People of the land, hosts

tāniko

weaving

taonga

treasure

tāruarua

repetition

tātai kōrero

Name of video

taumaha

Weight

taumauri

deliberation

Tāwhiri-mātea

wind, breeze, drizzle, clouds

te awa

The river

te hau

The wind

te hinengaro

The mind

te hinengaro mīharo

The amazing brain

te kākano

The seed

te kōhuri

The spourt

te māhuri

The small tree

te moana

the sea

te one

the beach

te pihinga

The seedling – booklets Birth – 18 months - Whakatipu

te reo Māori

Māori language

te ua

rain

tiaki

care and protect

tiaki i ahau

Look after me

tika

correct

tikanga

the plan or method

tinana

body

tīpuna

 Grandparent - ancestor

tohu

sign, symbol

tohutohu

guide

tōku

my

tōku ao

My world

tōku mana motuhake

Independence

tū rangatira

Stand strong

tuari

share

Tūmatauenga 

responsibility, courage

waewae whiua

kick

wai

water

waiata

song

waiata kōhungahunga

children’s songs

wairua

spirit

wānanga

to meet and discuss (verb) seminar (noun)

whakahaere motokā

travelling in a car

whakahirahira

inspiring

whakamā

to be ashamed, shy, bashful

whakamutunga

End, conclusion

whakanui

to enlarge, celebrate

whakapaipai makawe

do hair

whakapapa

genealogy

whakatau

settle

whakatau i ahau

To settle ones self

whakataukī

a Māori proverb, message

whakatipu

To raise, cause to grow  - name of SKIP resource

whakatuwhera

open

whakawhanaungatanga

getting to know each other

whānau

Family  group

whanaunga

kin

whatumanawa

the heart of emotions

whenua

land, placenta

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