As the weather is warming up and summer is quickly approaching, our tamariki at Central Kids Opotiki have been enjoying plenty of water play in the sandpit.
We are so lucky to have a big outdoor area at our Kindy, where our children are able to enjoy the nice warm weather outside. We also supply togs for our tamariki to use when they want to part-take in water play.
Water play is both enjoyable and educational for our tamariki. It helps them to develop hand-eye co-ordination as well as learning about scientific and mathematical concepts. Water play is also beneficial for our childen’s social skills too, as it encourages turn-taking, co-operation, spatial awareness and problem solving skills.