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Whai (String Games)

Two children with string.

by Kiwa Hammond

illustrated by Adele Jackson

In this heart-warming story, Mahi teaches Hani how to make shapes with a piece of string. Hani struggles at first, but with Mahi’s patient teaching and his perseverance, he is eventually successful. This story gives an insight into a traditional game common to many cultures and demonstrates the concept of tuakana–teina (an older sibling or cousin helping a younger one).

Green 3

Series: Ready to Read

Learning area: English, Health and Physical Education

Colour wheel level: Green

Curriculum level: 1

Category: Fiction

Related titles: Listed in TSM

Publication date: September 2018

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