Why do it?
- This activity gives baby a chance to practise their motor skills, such as crawling, standing and cruising.
- It helps them learn about hiding and being found.
- They’re also practising their communication and having fun with whānau.
How to do it
- You’ll need either:
- a cardboard box big enough for baby to crawl into, or
- a table and a sheet or blanket big enough to cover the table and reach the ground.
- Show baby the ‘hut’ and crawl in yourself to encourage them to come in too.
- Try a game of peekaboo in the hut.
- Read a story to baby in their hut.
Using more te reo Māori
|Whare pūrokuroku||Temporary shelter, hui|
|Pouaka nui||Large box|
|Piringa||Shelter, hiding place|
|Me hangaia he whare mā tāua||Let's build us a house|
|He aha kei roto i te pūrokuroku nei?||What's inside this little hut?|
|Tirohia tēnei whare ātaahua!||Look at this beautiful house!|
|Haramai ki roto||Come inside|
|Me pānui pukapuka tāua?||Shall we read?|
|Kei te hiamoe koe?||Are you tired?|