The child learns through active exploration of the environment.
Ko te whakatipuranga tēnei o te mana rangahau, me ngā mātauranga katoa e pā ana ki te aotūroa me te taiao.
Exploration | Children are critical thinkers, problem, solvers and explorers.Exploration | Children are critical thinkers, problem, solvers and explorers.
Mana aotūroa | Children see themselves as explorers, able to connect with and care for their own and wider worlds.
Children experience an environment where:
- their play is valued as meaningful learning and the importance of spontaneous play is recognised
- they gain confidence in and control of their bodies
- they learn strategies for active exploration, thinking and reasoning
- they develop working theories for making sense of the natural, social, physical and material worlds.
Over time and with guidance and encouragement, children become increasingly capable of:
- playing, imagining, inventing and experimenting | te whakaaro me te tūhurahura i te pūtaiao
- moving confidently and challenging themselves physically | te wero ā-tinana
- using a range of strategies for reasoning and problem solving | te hīraurau hopanga
- making sense of their worlds by generating and refining working theories | te rangahau me te mātauranga.
The resources in this section support kaiako in weaving this strand into their local curriculum.