The ‘Stay and play’ YouTube videoOpens in new window has a wealth of information about the importance of play. In the video, Kahukura is 20 months old, so these clips are particularly relevant at this stage in a child’s development.
You may like to use it over a number of visits. Try one clip and see how it goes.
Arrange ahead of time to be able to show the video during the visit, and be familiar with it beforehand. It stresses the importance of keeping activities simple and demonstrates the respectful, responsive types of relationships which encourage the development of strong connections in the brain.
‘Stay and play’ consists of the following clips:
- Posting activities — a good clip about the 5 senses
- Posting activities 2
- Stages of play
- Natural resources
- Fun with balls
- Never shake a baby
- Learn through play
- Play and language
- Learn through song/waiata
Choose which topics you want to use. Play one clip at a time and talk about it. Ask:
- What did you notice?
- What did you already know?
- What have you already done with your child?
- What new information and ideas have you learned?
- What would your child enjoy?
- What new things will you try?
How does this relate to the SKIP resources?
Baby Wall Frieze – Homai ngā mea hei tākaro māku - give me things to play with
Six things children need - Te kōrero me te whakarongo - talking and listening.