Waiata Kohungahunga
Aue māmā, aue pāpā

Waiata mai!

Aue māmā

Aue pāpā

Hōmai te aroha

E tangitangi ana ahau

E pouri ana ahau

I tō kōrua haerenga

Whakarere ana ahau

Māturuturu ngā roimata e

Waiata Kohungahunga
Tīrama, tīrama ngā whetu

Come along let’s sing!

Tīrama, tīrama ngā whetu

Kei te pēhea rā koutou

Kei runga ake rā

Te taimana tōrite

Tīrama, tīrama ngā whetu

Kei te pēhea rā koutou

Waiata Kohungahunga
Moe moe pēpi

Waiata is a great way to share and learn te reo Māori. 

Oriori can be soothing and calming.  You can include all the names of whānau members with this waiata.

Moe moe pēpi, moe moe rā,
Ka hoki mai a māmā ākuanei
Moe moe pēpi, moe moe rā,
Ka hoki mai a pāpā ākuanei

(Tune: Hush Little Baby, Don’t Say a Word)

Waiata Kohungahunga
Mēnā harikoa koe, pakipaki

If you’re happy and you know it - Māori style! Lots of repetition of Māori sounds and words help set language patterns in baby’s brain for the future.

Mēnā harikoa koe, pakipaki,
Mēnā harikoa koe, pakipaki
Mēnā harikoa koe, ki a puta atu ai
Mēnā harikoa koe, pakipaki

(Tune: If you're happy and you know it, clap your hands)

 

Waiata Kohungahunga
Kōrero parirau

A cool little waiata for the whānau.

Kōrero
Parirau
Hopehope
Pakipaki
Hurihuri, hurihuri huri
E tū
Hurihuri, hurihuri huri
E tū
Hurihuri, hurihuri huri
E tū
Hurihuri, hurihuri huri
E tū

Waiata Kohungahunga
Ngā wira o te pahi

Ngā wira o te pahi, ka hurihuri huri
Hurihuri huri
Hurihuri huri
Ngā wira o te pahi, ka hurihuri
Huri i ngā wā katoa.

Waiata Kohungahunga
Happy birthday

Rā whānau ki a koe
Rā whānau ki a koe
Rā whanau ki a pēpi
Rā whanau ki a koe

Waiata Kohungahunga
Let’s get moving

Tō ringa ki roto, tō ringa
ki waho, tō ringa ki roto, ka ruiruihia.
Kei te hope hope au, kei te hurihuri au
Kei te pakipaki au e!
Waewae, māhunga, tinana, ringa.

Waiata Kohungahunga
Tohorā nui

Here’s a fun song to get the whole whānau up and active with some big actions for pēpi to copy.

Tohorā nui

Tohorā nui
Tohorā roa
Tohorā tino mōmona
Tohorā puhapuha
Whiore piupiu e
Tohorā kau ana te moana e.

Waiata Kohungahunga
Ūpoko, pokohiwi

Here’s a fun, repetitive song to enjoy singing with pēpi while helping to learn names of body parts too.

Ūpoko, pokohiwi

ūpoko, pokohiwi, turi, waewae
Ūpoko, pokohiwi, turi waewae
Ūpoko, pokohiwi, turi waewae
Taringa, karu, ihu, waha e.

Waiata Kohungahunga
Mā is white

Here’s a fun song to get the whole whänau up and looking for all the different colours around them.

Mā is white

Mā is white, whero is red, kākariki green,
Pango is black, mangu is too, A, E, I, O, U.
Kōwhai yellow, parauri brown, kikorangi blue,
karaka orange, ārani too, A, E, I, O, U.

Waiata Kohungahunga
Tahi is one

Here’s a fun waiata to help pēpi learn about numbers and counting.

Tahi is one

Tahi is one, rua is two, toru number three.

Whā is four, rima is five – 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.

Ono is six, whitu is seven, waru number eight,

iwa is nine, tekau is ten – 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

Waiata Kohungahunga
A ha ka ma

Here’s a fun song to practise the sounds of te reo Māori

A ha ka ma
A ha ka ma na pa ra ta wa nga wha
E he ke me
E he ke me ne pe re te we nge whe
I hi ki mi
I hi ki mi ni pi ri ti wi ngi whi
O ho ko mo
O ho ko mo no po ro to wo ngo who
A e
A e i o u
U hu ku mu
U hu ku mu nu pu ru tu wu ngu whu

Waiata Kohungahunga
Tīrama tīrama ngā whetū

Multi-tasking with voices, hands and eyes

Tïrama Tīrama Ngā Whetu

Tīrama tīrama ngā whetū
Kei te pēhea rā koutou
Kei runga ake rā
Te taimana tōrite
Tīrama tīrama ngā whetū
Kei te pēhea rā koutou

(Tune: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star)