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A book of songs in Samoan and English sung by children and parents from the Casey Pacifica Care Playgroup


The Making Books Making Readers program is an outreach project of the Victorian Government’s Young Readers Program. This project is delivered in partnership between the State Library of Victoria, the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and the Municipal Association of Victoria. Casey-Cardinia Library Corporation and Windermere’s Communities For Children Cranbourne, are delighted to be involved in a community book making project that celebrates language, literacy and community to young people and their families. The Casey Pacifica Care Playgroup meets twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This initiative was started in order to accommodate the children of the Pacific to stimulate their mental and motor skills in their early age. Children who normally stayed home had so much fun and joy during their first day’s experience. They have since looked forward each day to mingling with others at the centre.

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ISBN 978-0-9807147-6-0 Designed by Kids’ Own Publishing ©Casey-Pacifica Playgroup 03 9799 4353 June 2010


A book by children and parents from the Casey Pacifica Care Playgroup

Kids’ Own Publishing is a non-profit arts organisation motivated by the power of self-publishing to build a community of strong and creative young readers and writers. 3


Emmanuel

Ma Sara

Cardinia

Arasi

Toga

Angela Ezra

Angel

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Hannah

S ue g a

Iosua

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M e li n a

G lo r i a

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Here are our songs... won’t you sing with me?

Talofa lava, lava, lava, Poo faapefea mai outou O loo maloloina lelei, faafetai Talofa lava, lava, lava, Poo faapefea mai outou O loo maloloina lelei, faafetai Hello everybody; How are you today? We are very well; Thank you Hello everybody; How are you today? We are very well; Thank you

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Savalivali means Go for a walk Tautalatala means too much talk Alofa ia te oe means I love you Take it easy fai fai lemu Stay at home means Nofo i le fale Go for a ride Tietie taavale Leai o se tupe means no more money Much trouble Tele faalavelave Ch) Talofa, Afio maia Welcome, Haere mai

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Le Aute, le Aute, le Aute Lou sei, lou Sei manaia.... (ooh, ooh) La’u Ula, la’u Ula, La’u Ula Talofa mai Samoa.

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Twinkle, twinkle little star How I wonder what you are Up above the world so high Like a Diamond in the sky Twinkle, twinkle little star How I wonder what you are Emo, Emo le Fetu Poo faapefea lou susulu Maualuga i le lagi i luga Pei se taimane lou pupula Emo, Emo le fetu Poo faapefea lou susulu

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ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOP, QRSTUVWXY and Z Now I know my ABC Next time won’t you sing with me.

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Minoi, minoi, minoi Minoi pei o se loi A siva siva ua gaoioi Lololo faa peepee ua loiloi Suiti suamalie pei o se poi

Ha, ha, ha ou te alu i gauta I Casey Pacific la’u A’oga E fiafia ai o tamaiti uma O mai tatou o iina Chorus Aue le pululole e lamolemole A lamulamu ua pei o se lole Avane ai loa ma se ipu kofe Aue o le ulu sele mole

Chorus Chorus: Lata lupe lupe Tagi tagi aue O lo’u loto lea tau ina faapea Tau ina faapelepele Minoi, minoi e, minoi , minoi e, Minoi, minoi ane, minoi maia la’u pele

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Jesus loves the little children All the children of the world Red, Brown, Black and White They are precious in His sight Jesus loves the little children of the world. Iesu e alofa i tamaiti O tamaiti o le Lalolagi Mumu, Enaena, Uliuli , Pa’epa’e O tamaiti e taua ia te Ia lava.

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Ulu, Tauau, Tulivae, Tamai vae Tulivae, Tamai vae, Tulivae Tamai vae Ulu, Tauau, Tulivae, Tamai vae Tulivae, Tamai vae, Tulivae Tamaivae Mata, Taliga, Gutu ma le Isu. Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes Knees and Toes, Knees and Toes Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes Eyes, Ears, Mouth and Nose

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My God is so big So strong and so mighty There’s nothing my God cannot do repeat The Mountains are His The Valleys are His The whole world is under His wings O lo’u Atua e Tele E Malosi ma Matautia E leai se mea e faigata ia te Ia repeat O Mauga na Ia faia O Vaitafe na Ia faia Le Lalolagi na Ia faia e pule ai

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Ma is white Whero is red Kakariki green Pango is black Mango is too A, E, I, O, U.

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Tuua nei le Aoga Tatou te faatofa Tofa, tofa ia manatua Iesu Tofa, tofa Ia manatua Iesu

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Singing Songs – Reading Songs 18


Kids’ Own Publishing 2010

The Making Books Making Readers program is an initiative of the Victorian Government’s Young Readers Program.

Windermere’s Communities for Children Cranbourne is funded by the Federal Government.

ISBN: 978-0-9807147-6-0


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