Getting out and about with baby Activity
Go for an adventure, teach your baby about the world outside the home.
Why do it?
- Parents can introduce baby to the outdoors from the warmth and security of a sling, front pack or waha.
- This can be settling for baby and allows parents to get out into the world too.
- Baby gets to experience fresh air and the sounds of the outdoors from a safe, warm place
- Getting out and about helps baby to get to know about the world beyond home.
How to do it
- When wearing a sling, front pack or waha, it can be helpful to have someone to help get baby safely ‘loaded’.
- Talk to baby about what you’re doing, where you’re going, and what you see and hear. Baby will be soothed by being warm and close, by the familiar sound of your voice and interested in looking at new things.
There are many places to visit:
- somewhere on a bus
- somewhere on a train
- the park
- the library
- a pond with ducks
- buildings with escalators
- a friend with pet animals
- the beach.
Using more reo Māori
|Kei te aha tēnei rā?||What is the weather like today?|
|Kei te wera tēnei rā||Today is hot|
|Me haere tāua||Let’s (us two) go|
|Me haere hikoi tāua||Let’s (us two) go for a walk|
|Titiro ki te manu||Look at the bird|
|Titiro ki ērā manu||Look at those birds over there|
|He aha tērā?||What is that over there?|
|He hoiho tērā||It’s a horse, over there|
|He aha ērā?||What are those, over there?|
|He kuri ērā||Those are dogs, over there|
|Nā wai tēnei whare?||Whose is this house?|
|Nā te whare o Wiremu tēnei||This is Bill’s house|
|Kimihia te motokā whero||Look for the red car|
|Me whakawhiti te huarahi||Let’s cross the road|
|He rama whero||A red light|
|He aha tērā kakara?||What’s that nice smell?|
|He putiputi pea?||Maybe it’s a flower?|