Why do it?
To encourage children’s curiosity and help them learn to think.
To teach them to notice things.
To help them gain knowledge and skills.
To help extend their language.
How to do it
Go for nature walks and talks in your own garden and around the neighbourhood.
Stop and look at things.
Lie on your backs and look at clouds drifting by.
Say ‘listen’ and both pay attention to the sounds you can hear.
Put on gumboots and rainwear and walk in the rain.
Jump in the puddles.
Do the same things often — growing brains need repetition.
Using more te reo Māori
|Me haere tāua titro atu...||Let's you and me go and look at...|
|Ki te ngāhere||To the bush|
|Ki te oneone||To the beach|
|Ki te mara||To the garden|
|Me whakamaua ō kamuputu||Put your gumboots on|
|Tōhihi||Puddle of water|
|Āta whakarongo||Listen carefully|
|Kia mataara||To be alert, vigilant|
|Kia tūpato||Be careful|
|Kimi(hia)||Look for, search|