Explore the kitchen with your tamariki, they'll love these healthy treats.
Why do it?
- There are lots of fine motor skills involved in this activity, which might include filling, pouring and using utensils.
- It is a shared experience and can strengthen language learning. It’s a chance to introduce and use some new words too. Rōpere (strawberry), panana (banana), reka (delicious).
- Tamariki to take turns, strengthening the idea that they can give something away and still get it back again.
- Tamariki to practise skills of co-operation and self-discipline.
- Whānau to practise the skills of the ‘rākau’ or ‘tree’ style of parenting(external link).
Using more te reo Māori
|Te reo Māori||English|
|Rōpere rōpere Strawberry Maori | Noun||Strawberry|
|Reka reka Sweet, tasty, palatable Maori | Modifier||Tasty|
|Miraka tepe miraka tepe Yoghurt Maori | Noun||Yoghurt|
|Panana panana Banana Maori | Noun||Banana|