Nannie and Pūkeko

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi engari he toa takitini.

I come not with my own strengths but bring with me the gifts, talents, and strengths of my family, tribe, and ancestors.

Glenda has two mokopuna/grandchildren – Oakley and Arlen.

Normally the boys spend a day a week at Nannie Glenda’s house in the country. Since COVID-19 she has found ways that the boys can continue to enjoy the daily tasks they did together.

Pūkeko is a soft toy that lives at Nannie Glenda's house. The boys love Pūkeko. Each day Nannie takes Pūkeko along with her. She makes short videos and photographs and shares these with her boys over video chat.

For young children, learning comes naturally in situations where it:

  • involves people they know and trust
  • builds on the familiar
  • encourages back and forward conversations
  • allows them to imagine.

Watch what Pūkeko did at Nannie Glenda’s house in this selection of photographs Nannie has shared with her mokopuna.

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Sharing photographs is a fun way to:

  • look after your wellbeing
  • look after the wellbeing of your whānau
  • contribute to the ongoing learning of your mokopuna/grandchildren, tamariki/children, or irāmutu/nieces and nephews.