Age: 2-6 Years (Praising and Correcting)

 

 

My motto is ‘Do it once! Do it right!'
  • 'Kia kotahi te mahi! Kia tika te mahi.' Koirā tāku. 
Mind your manners.
  • Kia tika koe.
It's rude not to respond when someone greets you.
  • Me mihi e koe te tangata mihi i a koe.
  • Kāore e tika te kore e aro atu ki te tangata ka mihi i a koe.
What a clever girl you are!
  • Tō mātau/mōhio kē hoki!
  • Kore he painga i a koe!
Please be honest.  It's not good to lie.
  • Kia tika/pono koe. Kāore e pai te kōrero teka/parau/rūkahu/...
  • Me kōrero pono koe. Kei mau noa iho koe i ō rūkahu.
Did you figure that out all by yourself?
  • Nāu tonu i mahi?
  • I mahia e koe ko tō kotahi?
  • I mahia e koe ko koe anahe?
I know you are clever - look how tricky that was!
  • Kei te mōhio au he mātau koe -ehara hoki i te mahi māmā.
  • Kei te mōhio au he kakama tō hinengaro - he mahi uaua hoki.
The most important thing is that you give/gave it a go.
  • Ko te mea nui kē ka/i whakamātauria e koe.
I'm so proud of you.
  • Kei te whakahīhī katoa au ki a koe.
  • Ehara, nāku taku tamaiti!
I really love the way you ....
  • Pai kē ki a au te āhua o tō . . .
  • Pai kē ki a au ka . . . ana koe
You can do anything you want to if you put your mind to it.
  • Ka taea e koe tāu i pīrangi ai ki te ū tō hinengaro.
  • Ki te ū tō hinengaro, ka taea e koe te ao.
Your brain is the biggest and fastest computer in all the world!
  • Ko ō roro te rorohiko nui katoa, tere katoa i te ao!
What a great help you are.
  • Ka pai kē tō āwhina mai.
You are awesome!
  • Tau kē koe!
  • Ka wani kē koe!
  • Kore he painga i a koe!