Turn a daily routine into a fun tiny adventure with your Tamariki.
Why do it?
- Using large muscles helps to strengthen them.
- Children’s confidence increases as more motor skills are learned.
- Physical activity relieves stress, especially if the activity involves large muscles and big movements.
Counting is a chance for tamariki to:
- get interested in counting things in their daily lives
- start to remember the order of number words used in counting, through repetition
- learn to count in the language of their whānau.
Using more te reo Māori
|Te reo Māori||English|
|Kupu kupu Word, vocabulary, saying, talk, message, statement, utterance, lyric Maori | Noun||Word|
|Hūpeke hūpeke To bend the legs or arms, jump, jump up and down Maori | Verb||Jump|
|Hīteki hīteki To walk on tiptoe, hop on one foot, prance about, strut Maori | Verb||Hop|
|Kōwhiri kōwhiri To select, pick, choose, elect Maori | Verb||to choose|
|Whana whana To spring back, kick (backwards), impel Maori | Verb||Kick|