At Play to Learn we love messy play and it is always a favourite amongst our tamariki, especially in our under-2s room. We want to give children the chance to make a bit of mess and it lets us explore different things.
Manipulative skills are a set of skills needed and developed over time by young children; these are the fundamental skills for each movement with small apparatus before moving onto larger movements and bigger apparatus.
The children applied face masks with Rotorua Mud! We learnt about the good properties of mud for the skin and loved the texture and coldness felt on our face and the dryness once it set! What beautiful skin we had afterwards!!
Growing vegetables with your children is likely to encourage them to eat more vegetables too - especially for the picky eaters! Let them choose the vegetable seeds, plant and tend them together, and finally harvest the fresh vegetables.
Matariki a constellation of seven stars in the sky and is visible at between the end of May and the end of June. We celebrate Matariki within Play to learn with several activities planned for the children to participate in.