A map of your garden is a great way to explore and plan your next backyard adventure.
Why do it?
Making a map is a good way for tamariki to:
- strengthen the fine muscles in their hands and fingers, which will help them when they start writing letters and numbers
- looking for objects, features and creatures appeals to a curious toddler who enjoys finding and exploring independently
- adding vocabulary through parents naming and describing objects their toddler has seen
- enrich their language through describing and comparing items in their picture
- observe and talk about maths ideas like same, different, more, less, small, big, longer and shorter.
Using more te reo Māori
|Te reo Māori||English|
|He pene||A pen|
|Māra māra garden Maori | Noun||Garden|
|Kara kara Colour Maori | Noun||Colour|
|Mahere mahere Plan, chart, map Maori | Noun||Map|
|Haerenga haerenga Journey, trip, parting Maori | Noun||Adventure|