Play ideas and activities Going out Stages: 19 to 24 months

Why do it?

  • Going out helps children get to know about the world beyond home.
  • It helps children find out about different people.
  • It helps them feel part of the community.
  • Getting there is often the best part.

How to do it

There are many places to visit:

  • somewhere on a bus
  • somewhere on a train
  • the park
  • the library
  • a pond with ducks
  • buildings with escalators
  • a friend with pet animals
  • the beach.

Using more te reo Māori

Me haere tāua mā runga tereina Let's go on the train
Me haere tāua mā runga pahi Let's go on the bus
Me hikoi tāua Let's go for a walk
Whare pukapuka Library
Whare tinei ahi Fire Station
Teihana rerewē Train Station
Ara kawe Escalator
Rakiraki Duck
Hāroto Pond, pool
Hoa Friend
Kiritata Neighbour
Kurī Dog
Ngeru Cat
Hōiho Horse
Rāpeti Rabbit
Hipi Sheep
Papa tākaro Playground
Te oneone The beach
Huarahi Street, road
Ara Track, path
Arapiki Stairs
Me hoki kit e kāinga Let's go back home