‘TAMARIKI—Our Children To-day’
‘Tamariki’ is the title of an attractive handbook for parents recently published by the Maori Education Foundation. The book shows through pictures, how children grow and develop both physically and mentally in the first five years of life.
Katarina Mataira arranged the pictures and wrote the commentary which accompanies them; Ans Westra took the photographs.
In an introduction Mrs Ruhia Sage, president of the Maori Women's Welfare League, and Sir Turi Carroll, chairman of the New Zealand Maori Council, write, ‘This delightful book shows how easy it is to help our children learn about the world around them … we feel that both Maori and Pakeha can profit from a study of these attractive photographs, and hope that the story they tell of our children today will not easily be forgotten.’
‘Tamariki’ costs five shillings, and is available from most bookshops.
“They copy everything we do, and learn by copying.”