The Mila’s My Gagana Series 1 are a result of author Dahlia Malaeulu's combined love for her tamaiti, her Samoan Culture and her passion for learning. The first versions of the stories were created as resources for her own tamaiti to introduce, build confidence and strengthen their overall connection to our Samoan culture through learning basic Gagana Sāmoa. Since then the Series has developed into six stories, with the first three stories to officially be launched in May 2019.
Based on relatable everyday contexts, each story is filled with engaging Gagana Sāmoa learning opportunities for all tamaiti and can be used to introduce or develop understanding of basic Gagana Sāmoa concepts. The stories also provide a tangible resource for our fanau to support the development of Gagana Sāmoa within their own fanau and are easy resources for all faiā`oga to use and develop their own confidence when exploring basic Gagana Sāmoa.
With the goal of providing accessible resources that promote our Gagana Sāmoa amongst future generations and those who are first teachers in the lives of our tamaiti, these stories have been purposely written and designed for everyone. This is why we believe that the Mila’s My Gagana Series are ‘Tusi faitau for ALL the fanau’.
The My Gagana Series 1 set includes Malia Shares, Lagi Spies and Mase's Room.
Delivery is included when you pre-order the Series 1 set below.
The books were launch in May 2019 to coincide with Samoan Language Week.