Listen and copy patterns heard outside for a fun and relaxing way to spend time together.
Why do it?
- Being able to listen is a very important skill that supports learning and strengthens relationships.
- Listening games are a fun way to develop listening skills.
Noticing and creating different kinds of patterns is important so that tamariki can:
- strengthen their observation skills
- learn that the world is full of patterns, which helps them to understand more about their world
- increase their awareness of the variety of patterns there are — some which are seen (visual patterns), and some which are heard (auditory patterns)
Using more te reo Māori
|Te reo Māori||English|
|Whakarongo whakarongo (whakarangona) to listen, hear, obey Maori | Verb||Listen|
|Karu karu Eye Maori | Noun||Eye|
|Taringa taringa Ear Maori | Noun||Ear|
|Manu manu Bird - any winged creature including bats, cicadas, butterflies, etc. Maori | Noun||Bird|
|Tārua tārua Copy, duplicate, reproduction. Maori | Noun||To copy|