Learn the Samoan language through play! These apps are child friendly games produced by the tamaiti of Tino e Tasi Preschool for the children of the world.
Listen to the captivating sound of our children singing a welcome song as you open the app. Explore the magical culture of Samoa with imagery that you may see on the island. Hear the Samoan words and phrases and see how they are written.
There is fun to be had with these simple, child friendly games as they introduce themselves to the Samoan language.
These apps were produced by the tamaiti of Tino e Tasi Preschool, who were aged between 3 and 4 years.
The project started with a simple idea of wanting to build their own game to play on a tablet. However, the children thought that this would not be possible as they did not have the “tools” to do it - only adults did.
They became Digital Producers, which involved them coordinating, collaborating, and strategising with designers, audio engineers and developers to produce these apps.
Fa’afetai lava to the Ministry for Pacific Peoples. With the support of the Toloa Community Fund, the tamaiti of Tino e Tasi Preschool realised their dream of building their own iOS games.
The Toloa fund was set up to help increase the number of Pacific people in careers related to science, technology, engineering and maths. This opportunity has opened the doors for our Pasifika tamaiti to become literate in digital technology.
Fa’afetai lava to Kiwa Digital, who made it possible for our tamaiti to develop and express their own creative ideas through digital technology. They discovered a variety of careers that feeds into the development of producing digital technology. The journey has created long-lasting memories and experiences that allows our tamaiti to see themselves in future career pathways that builds our digital future.
Finally, to the faia’oga of Tino e Tasi Preschool: thank you for being courageous in your teaching practice. You helped to design a learning pathway that embraces digital technology for our tamaiti. You have shown that, through innovative learning opportunities, preschoolers are very capable of understanding the basic principles and ideas of digital technology.
Fa’afetai lava mo le avanoa
E ā ‘oe nei, ae ā ā’u taeao
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