Kia ora koutou,
We have put together a range of digital and unplugged activities for you to encourage and support your tamariki to do if they are learning at home. Some of the digital activities require individual student logins. Teachers are in the process of organising these over the next couple of days. Please email your teacher if you haven't received these.
This is an unprecedented and unsettling time and the best thing for you to do is to reassure your children and use this time to enjoy being together. What they need right now is to feel comforted and loved. Don’t stress and feel as though you need to replicate what we do at school while you are at home. The mental health of your tamariki at the end of all of this will be more important than their academic skill. Cuddle up together, read and talk. Take turns reading to each other, read in your home language - it doesn’t need to be in English. Don’t stress about trying to do too much - your children won’t learn much if they’re feeling stressed.
Though this is a scary time, it could very well be a time our tamariki remember as one of the best times of their childhood.
Please click on the appropriate link below to find ideas for your tamariki.
Kiwi Team - Years 0 - 2