Step 2 Growth in Action...

Reading (Kōrero paki)
Reading (Kōrero paki)

This helps develop imagination and creativity whilst promoting speech and language skills. It also encourages children to relax.

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Manipulative Play (Tākaro whakanao)
Manipulative Play (Tākaro whakanao)

This helps to increase concentration, memory and hand-eye co-ordination.

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Water Play (wai)
Water Play (wai)

This develops and heightens the sense of touch while encouraging hand-eye co-ordination and is fun to play with.

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Science (Pūtaiao)
Science (Pūtaiao)

This encourages children to learn about the wider world, why things work the way they do, and cause and effect.

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Sand Play (Onepū)
Sand Play (Onepū)

This helps to develop co-ordination and motor skills whilst encouraging children to master the art of using tools.

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Puzzles (Punga)
Puzzles (Punga)

This encourages logic, concentration and problem-solving skills whilst giving children a real sense of success upon completion.

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Playdough (Tākaro Parāoa)
Playdough (Tākaro Parāoa)

This activity encourage fine motor skills whilst providing opportunities for numeracy and it is satisfying to play with.

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Painting (Waituhi)
Painting (Waituhi)

Through painting children develop imagination, while encouraging creativity. Children learn to express themselves without the need to be vocal.

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Outdoor play (Papa Tākaro)
Outdoor play (Papa Tākaro)

Through outdoor play children can develop a sense of enjoyment in participation, learning why being physically active is healthy whilst refining motor skills.

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Nature (Taiao)
Nature (Taiao)

Through the exploration of nature children develop research skills as well as respect for mother earth.

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Music (Pūoro)
Music (Pūoro)

Through music children learn about rhythm and movement as well as cause and effect.

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Messy Play (Kori Paru)
Messy Play (Kori Paru)

This develops sensory play abilities whilst encouraging expression and creativity.

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