Your little ones are just starting to ventrue out and explore their wider world now. In the Rakaia room we walk alongside your children as they discover many firsts, such as first words, their first step, or the first time they use a potty. We ensure that children have the opportunity to engage in as many experiences that we have to offer using their five senses; touch, taste, smell, hear, see. Every child is unique and special and develop's in their own way and time, which is why it is our belief to guide children as they begin their journey of exploration.
There’s a lot happening during playtime. Little ones are lifting, dropping, looking, pouring, bouncing, hiding, building, knocking down, and more. And while they are having all this fun, they are also learning. They are learning how to solve problems (such as how to get the block tower to stand up) and discovering new concepts, like what sinks and floats. They are experimenting with new roles and language during dress-up time, and figuring out how to use their bodies in new ways on the playground. Play is the true work of childhood. When you join in your child’s play, she is also learning that she is loved and important and fun to be around. This gives her the self-confidence she needs to build loving and supportive relationships as she grows.