Showing people we care is important for our tamariki. Everyone loves to get flowers.
Why do it?
Finding and starting collections of outdoor objects helps your tamariki to:
- have fun and enjoy exploring places and finding things
- strengthen their observation skills by looking for things in their environment
- learn new or different words and use them in conversations
- learn to care for their environment and other living things
- explore early maths skills like sorting and grouping when looking through what they’ve collected
Using more te reo Māori
|Te reo Māori||English|
|Putiputi putiputi Flower Maori | Noun||Flowers|
|Koha koha Gift, present, offering, donation, contribution - especially one maintaining social relationships and has connotations of reciprocity. In the modern context, in many tribes the koha is laid down on the marae by the visitors' last speaker in the form of money collected prior to going onto the marae at the pōhiri, but not all tribes agree with this practice. Such koha would be intended for the marae and to be reciprocated at some time in the future, but koha given quietly to a leader in person (kōkuhu) would be intended to defray the costs of the hui. Some tribes prefer to call such donations whakaaro or kohi, because of the conotations of tapu associated with the words takoha or its shortened form of koha. In traditional Māori society the koha often took the form of food which was usually delivered directly to the place where the food was prepared and would not be presented on the marae. If the koha took the form of a valuable cloak, ornament or weapon, the way the gift was presented indicated whether the gift was intended to be returned at some future time, or not Maori | Noun||Gift|
|Kāri kāri Card, playing card Maori | Noun||Cards|
|Kakara kakara Fragrant smell, scent, fragrance, aroma, bouquet, perfume Maori | Noun||Fragrant, scented|
|Kupu kupu Word, vocabulary, saying, talk, message, statement, utterance, lyric Maori | Noun||Word|