Getting to know our community
While our normal playgroups have been unavailable, we have been busy visiting all the different parks in our beautiful city.
Last week we went to Omokoroa, the park was so clean, shaded and resourced with plenty of activities for all age groups. Our tamariki really enjoyed interacting with each other.
Visiting parks can provide children with new experiences and increase their understanding of the world around them. These visits support learning across the strands of Te Whariki - belonging and well-being, communication & exploration strands encourage children to develop comfort with a moderate degree of change plus the learning about culture and the natural world.
Whanaungatanga - a sense of belonging, getting to know each other - encouraging whanau involvement. Attending gatherings in the community.
Tuakana-Teina - older children looking after younger children, older children with responsibility of taking care of others.
Maramatanga - children understand the use of resources, learning something and how to apply it.
Manaakitanga - supporting, coaching, encouraging, helping and sharing. Providing children with age appropriatge resources.
Whakapapa - making links in the group.
Ko te whakatipuranga tenei o te kiritau tangata I roto I te mokopuna kia tu maia ai ia kit e manaaki, kit e tuku whakairo kit e ao.