New Zealand Sign Language Week 2016

New Zealand Sign Language Week 2016 takes place next week – from 9 May.

New Zealand Sign Language Week

Storytimes in New Zealand Sign Language

Come along and celebrate NZSL week with a storytime with a difference! Stories, rhymes and songs will be spoken and signed.

NZSL WeekStorytimes / Wā Kōrero – New Zealand Sign Language Week
Monday, May 9, 2016 (10 to 10:30AM)
Upper Riccarton Library

Storytimes / Wā Kōrero – New Zealand Sign Language Week
Tuesday, May 10, 2016 (10:30 to 11AM)
Shirley Library

Storytimes / Wā Kōrero – New Zealand Sign Language Week
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 (10:15 to 10:45AM)
Hornby Library

Storytimes / Wā Kōrero – New Zealand Sign Language Week
Thursday, May 12, 2016 (11: to 11:30AM)
Te Hāpua Halswell Centre

Library resources

Other resources

Ministry of Education New Zealand in collaboration with Deaf Aotearoa, have produced a number of children’s Ready to Read eBooks that use NZSL. They can be purchased from iTunes (for Apple devices) or GooglePlay (for Android devices). Titles include:

  • Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Diary by Lynley Dodd
  • The King’s Birthday, by Dot Meharry
  • Talking to Nanny by Jo Carson-Barry

The New Zealand Federation for Deaf Children is a useful website for parents.

More about NZSL Week

NZSL Week helps promote the language and aims to raise awareness about New Zealand’s Deaf community. It also provides the Deaf Community a chance to put their hands up and be heard, and to stand proud as Deaf as well as promoting their language and culture. Deaf Aotearoa organises this celebration of one of the country’s official languages, New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL).

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