Books and storytelling give children the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to use complex symbol systems that make up our society. This includes the written word, visual images and oral communications. Reading, writing, listening, and talking form the basis of children's literacy learning. Children need lots of language together with a wide … [Read more...] about Play idea: Books and storytelling – Pūrākau pānui pukapuka
Family and dramatic play occurs when children take on the role of someone or something else (for example, other people, animals, machines) and act out their feelings and events. When children act out their own life experiences, it helps them make sense of what is happening in their lives and the world around them. Family and Dramatic play can help children … [Read more...] about Play idea: Family and dramatic play – Ngā whakaari ā-whānau
Swimming is a fun and exited activity for both children and parents alike. Watching them progress and become more confident in the water will give you real sence of pride. Swimming lessons can be a great start for your children’s learn to swim journey but if it doesn’t have to stop with the lessons. You can encourage your child in the bath, at the local pools or at the … [Read more...] about How can you help encourage your child to swim?
Water play is a fun, soothing activity, where children can play and learn alone or with others. All children can take part in water play. Water play can help children to: develop hand–eye coordination learn to lift, pour and control water understand measuring, estimating and volume understand heavy/light, float/sink, full/empty and shallow/deep learn to … [Read more...] about Play idea: Water play – Korikori wai
The topic about how to minimize waste and live in a more environmentally friendly community has arisen recently with bold words. Almost every supermarket has stopped using plastic bags. Cafes and restaurants especially around windy areas, which Wellington is famous for, have replaced plastic straws with alternatives or discouraged people to use any at … [Read more...] about Love the planet hate the pollution