It has been a while since I posted one of these. Today I brought home some old kēmu [games] from Kohanga Reo to sort them out and fix them up. The game is called “Kei a wai” and is in fact easy to make yourself at home using photos or the computer. The game is basically BINGO, Kei a Wai? means Who has it or who is it with. In the first game we play Kei a Wai Shapes, then in the next one (Domestic Reo 18) we play it with Situations and Positions.
The “sided” shapes are named by “Tapa + the number of sides” Eg a Triangle is a Tapatoru. A pentagon is a Taparima. An equal square has the word equal added, eg 4 equal sides “Tapawharite”, while a rectangle could either be simply “Tapawha”, or a long rectangle “Tapawharoa”. Most names will have variations too either in dialect or in a different word entirely. Eg Porohita/ Porowhita or Moon instead of Crescent. Here are some shapes:
See here for the intro and background of these Domestic Reo clips.
See here for more Domestic Reo clips
TAGS: Bi-lingual, Maori, English, Te Reo Maori, Domestic Reo, language development,
CATEGORY: Domestic Reo