• Many of the tamariki explored completing a variety of puzzles. Casper wanted to do the dinosaur puzzle. Georgia (N) and Sarah helped him to complete the puzzle. Then he did it again, this time on his own.
  • A few of the tamariki took an interest in the nail board and rubber bands. Aaron said, “It’s a Triangle”, “and a diamond”.


  • They are learning from their peers and trying out completing puzzles together and on their own. Exploration/Mana aotūroa: Children become increasingly capable using a range of strategies for reasoning and problem solving/ te hiraurau hopanga.
  • The rubber bands picked up and stretched over the nails support fine motor development. The tamariki were creative with their designs. They shared verbally what they made with teachers and peers. Exploration/Mana aotūroa: Children become increasingly capable of moving confidently and challenging themselves physically/ te wero ā-tinana.


  • We will document Casper’s puzzle exploration in his portfolio.
  • The nail board and rubber bands will be set up on the table tomorrow.