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.

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

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

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.

Science (Pūtaiao)
Science (Pūtaiao)

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

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.

Puzzles (Punga)
Puzzles (Punga)

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

Playdough (Tākaro Parāoa)
Playdough (Tākaro Parāoa)

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

Painting (Waituhi)
Painting (Waituhi)

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

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.

Nature (Taiao)
Nature (Taiao)

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

Music (Pūoro)
Music (Pūoro)

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

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

This develops sensory play abilities whilst encouraging expression and creativity.