• The ability to get ‘lost’ in a book provided comfort and entertainment on this sunny morning. Both fiction and non fiction books were enjoyed during this peaceful pursuit/mahi a rongo.
  • This morning our younger tamariki took the opportunity to do some wonderful detailed drawings. There was a lot of creative expression and colour coming through these special pieces of mahi.
  • What a lovely sunny day we had today! The tamariki loved exploring our kindy outdoor equipment and developing their gross motor skills.


  • Books and storytelling provide the tamariki with opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to use complex symbol systems that make up our society- the written word, visual images and oral communications-for a range of purposes.
  • Drawing is an important part of a child’s development, it helps them to express what they’re feeling and thinking, especially the tamariki who do not yet have all the verbal skills to communicate. Communication: children become increasingly capable of expressing their feelings and ideas using a wide range of materials and modes.
  • Regular physical activity can help children improve cardiorespiratory fitness, build strong bones and muscles, control weight, and reduce symptoms of anxiety. When kids work on their strength and balance, they are in a better position to stay physically active and healthy, so this is a great thing to focus on.


  • “The more you read, the more you know, the more you learn, the more places you’ll go” Dr Suess
  • I wonder if the tamariki would like to draw in the sun next time.
  • We will set up various outdoor challenges again this week for further exploration.