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Learning through play

Children learn through play

A tamariki playing with some plastic stick together people.

You can use what you already have at home to support children’s learning.

Children can learn through play with things from around the house. They can use empty cartons, fabric, dress-ups, pots and pans from the kitchen, and natural materials such as collections of leaves or stones from outside to play make-believe or create games.

Here are some ideas.

Other resources to support whānau are available at the following links on other sites: