This pakiwaitara — the legend of Rata and his waka — may be a nice one to start reading or telling to a tamaiti at this age. It lends itself to lots of drama and actions.
Their tamaiti will enjoy this 'active story' but dad and mum may need some extra encouragement to join in the fun.
- Rata wanted to build a waka to help his people cross the seas
Rowing actions and looking out to the horizon
- Rata searched high and low in the ngahere
Looking up and down and around
- He found a tree and began to chop
- He returned to his village, proud of his work
Happy — tapping himself on chest
- The creatures of the forest were not happy
Chirping, clicking noises
- Rata returns to the tree
Looks up and up with surprise
Repeat all of the above three times.
How does this relate to the SKIP resources?
Baby Wall Frieze - Ka taea au ki te mātakitaki - I can watch
Six things children need -Te tūāpapa mō te tika me te hē - Limits and boundaries