Our natural environment can provide a lot of inspiration for play.
Why do it?
- To encourage children’s curiosity and help them learn to think.
- To teach them to notice things.
- To help them gain knowledge and skills.
- To help extend their language.
Using more te reo Māori
|Te reo Māori||English|
|Rau rau Leaf, frond, plume, spray, feather. Maori | Noun||Leaf|
|Peita peita Paint Maori | Noun||Paint|
|Mirimiri mirimiri Massage Maori | Noun||Massage|
|Nui nui To be large, big, many, plentiful, numerous, great, abundant, ample, superior, of high rank, important Maori | Verb||Big|
|Iti iti Be small, unimportant, little, minute, tiny, diminutive, petite, trivial, insignificant Maori | Stative||Small|