Play Time - things to do with your pre-schooler


Chatterbox – a safe space to share and discuss ways to increase the language skills of our tamariki. We want to share ideas, ways of doing things, celebrate successes and support each other. We recognise that every whanau is different and has their own ways of doing things. What works for one may not work for another. Let’s share and figure this out together as a community.

Tinkergarten at Home

Tinkergarten at Home – helping families get outside to make the most of their kids’ early learning years.
Get free weekly activities, how-to guides, and an active online community.

Virtual Aratoi - Wairarapa Museum of Art and History

The Education team at Aratoi have launched Virtual Aratoi. There are activities and stories about their collections that you can take part in. Check back in often as more are being added each week.

Story Time from Space

Story Time from Space is a project of the Global Space Education Foundation.

They send children’s books to the International Space Station.

While in space, astronauts video themselves reading these books to the children of Earth.

These videos are placed on this Story Time From Space website- look under the heading ” Story Time Videos”.

S.K.I.P - Strategies for Kids and Information for Parents

S.K.I.P. have a lot of information to support whānau of babies and children up to 5 years of age.

Tip for Parents – including ages and stages, parenting styles, behaviour, staying calm with kids, adventures. 

Whakatipu – a kaupapa that encourages strong whānau connections which nurture and develop tamariki. Tikanga and pakiwaitara are interwoven with child development information, ideas and activites for whānau.

Free Resources