Waimataitai Kindergarten were PLAY is valued.

Tamariki love to play, experiment, discover, invent and have fun, and a donation of small cardboard tubes to Waimataitai Kindergarten last week has provided tamariki with infinite play opportunities.  The tamariki have created Humpty Dumpty’s wall, great towers, binoculars, pyramids, and even the representation of little families.  Exploring with loose parts (such as the cardboard rolls) promotes a wide variety of play experiences which support areas of maths and science, alongside the growth of creativity, imagination, and self-confidence as well as physical, social, cognitive and emotional strength and skills.