EduMaxi is a New Zealand-owned independent publisher and learning solution consultancy. Since 2007, the EduMaxi team of authors, editorial staff, illustrators, graphic artists, animators, and project managers have worked together to develop numerous digital and print-based learning resources for schools, tertiary institutions, private education and tutoring centres, as well as corporates. Their brand User Friendly Resources provides supplementary curriculum and teacher support materials to teachers in NZ and internationally, and the multi-award-winning Te Reo Singalong series offers a unique solution to growing te reo Māori language use in early learning centers and schools. EduMaxi’s education consultancy arm works with private training establishments and professional organisations around the world to create innovative print and digital learning solutions.
WINNER Best Te Reo Resource at the 2015 CLNZ Educational Publishing Awards
WINNER Teachers’ Choice Award at the 2015 CLNZ Educational Publishing Awards
WINNER print category at Ngā Tohu Reo Māori / Māori Language Awards in 2013
Finalist Ngā Tohu Reo Māori / Māori Language Awards in 2012 and 2014
Edumaxi’s multi-award-winning Te Reo Singalong series is a fun and engaging Māori language resource for children and teachers in early childhood centres and schools throughout Aotearoa New Zealand. The series currently has 28 print titles available as well as an online school subscription model and all books in interactive digital format. Featuring colourful drawings, engaging stories, and fun songs to join in with, it requires no prior knowledge of te reo Māori. Each print book comes with a CD, a link to the music on Soundcloud, Spotify, Apple Music and YouTube Music, curriculum links, how to use the books, follow up ideas, vocabulary in te reo Māori, an English translation, and guitar chords. School subscriptions come with print-ready classroom resources such as flashcards and decorations, plus ideas for games and activities. The subscription also provides videos on pronunciation, articles on cultural diversity, and introductions to each book from the author.
Age range: 2–10
Language: te reo Māori, with support material in English
User Friendly Resources is a globally-trusted creator of relevant, practical, creative and engaging resources, with over 700 active titles in the collection. Spanning an age range of 5-18, there are over 44 unique categories of resources for every age level encompassing mathematics, science, arts, design, and specialist topics including special education needs. All of the resources are developed by teachers, for teachers, with a distinctly student-centric approach to learning. Most resources are black-line masters and come with a photocopiable license. As well as print books, User Friendly Resources offers engaging, interactive PDF ebooks for use on smartboards, iPads, laptops and tablets. User Friendly Resources started when a couple of New Zealand science teachers teamed up to create thoughtful, engaging and creative teaching resources, and has now been equipping teachers for 25 years.
Age range: 5–18