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Cuddle up and have a laugh together telling stories

Why do it?

  • Use the mother tongue of your whānau.
  • Reduce the reliance of devices for entertainment.
  • Encourage creativity and imagination.
  • Include your tamaiti in the creation of the story.
  • Show them that stories can be made up anytime or anywhere.

How to do it

  1. The adult starts. E.g. “I would like to go to the zoo…”
  2. The child adds something: “…to see a zebra!”
  3. The adult repeats: “I would like to go to the zoo to see a zebra…”
  4. The child adds: “that is black and white!”
  5. Continue until someone forgets!

Using more te reo Māori

Pohewatanga

Imagination

Kōrero Pūrākau

Storytelling

Awhiawhi

Cuddle

Reo

Voice

Katakata

To laugh