A simple activity to connect tamariki with their whakapapa.
Why do it?
- Promotes a sense of whānau connectedness and belonging.
- Toddlers and whānau enjoy sharing time together.
- This activity helps baby expand their vocabulary. Baby will have noticed whānau pointing to and naming things and people — both in books and in the real world. Before too long, baby will begin to point too, wanting whānau to give names to things.
- Being able to listen is a very important skill that supports learning and strengthens relationships.
Using more te reo Māori
|Te reo Māori||English|
|Awhiawhi awhiawhi To embrace, cuddle Maori | Verb||Cuddle|
|Kihi kihi Kiss, kissing Maori | Noun||Kiss|
|Paraikete paraikete Blanket Maori | Noun||Blanket|
|Hōpa hōpa Sofa, couch Maori | Noun||Couch|
|Whakaahua whakaahua Photograph, illustration, portrait, picture, image, shot (photograph), photocopy Maori | Noun||Photograph|