Preschool programmes

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Preschool programmes

Activities for Under 5s run every week during school term.

Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri currently offers he Pi Ka Roha - Fun and activities for 18month olds to three year olds, He Pīpī Paopao - First Steps for Under Twos, He Pī Ka Rere - Adventurers for Under Fives, He Pī Ka Rere - On the Road and He Aka Pikirangi which is solely in te reo Māori. All are welcome so come and join us and have fun.
ALL PRE-SCHOOL PROGRAMMES ARE CANCELLED AT LEVEL 2. PLEASE REFER TO OUR LATEST COVID UPDATE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

He Pī Ka Roha

He Pī Ka Roha helps children eighteen months to three years old to spread their wings.

Day: Every Tuesday and Thursday during school term

Time: 9.30am
Venue: Children's Area, Ground Floor, Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, 1127 Haupapa St

Booking: No booking required.

Cost: Gold coin koha appreciated.

The programme is designed with toddlers in mind and provides opportunities for active movement and participation. The sessions are a mixture of song, finger play and stories.

He Aka Pikirangi

Mā He Aka Pikirangi e ekea ai e ngā tamariki nohinohi ngā taumata teitei.

Ngā Rā: Ia Mane/Rāhina i ngā wāhanga o te kura

Te wā: 10:30 i te ata

Te wāhi: Te Wāhi Tamariki, Papatū, Te Whare Pukapuka o Rotorua, Te Aka Mauri, 1127 Te Tiriti o Haupapa
Whakapukapuka: Kāore he take.

Utu: He koha kapa kōura.

Ko ēnei akoranga whakawhanake, pārekareka hoki kai roto i te reo Māori anake, mai i ngā pūrākau, ngā waiata, ngā taonga pūoro, ngā nekenekehanga me ngā mahi toi. Waihangatia ai mā ngā tamariki nohinohi, ko tā He Aka Pikirangi he tautoko, he whakatairanga hoki i te whakamahinga o te reo Māori, he hononga ki te ao Māori, ā, he whanake hoki i ētahi atu pūkenga huhua.

Nau mai – kōrero Māori, pānui, kanikani, waihanga!

Under Fives can reach new heights with He Aka Pikirangi.

Date: Every Monday during school term
Time: 10.30am

Venue: Children's Area, Ground Floor, Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, 1127 Haupapa St

Booking: No booking required.

Cost: Gold coin koha appreciated.

These fun, developmental sessions are solely in te reo Māori and include story time, songs, instruments, movement and craft. Tailored specifically for toddlers and pre-schoolers He Aka Pikirangi supports and fosters the use of te reo Māori, a connection to te ao Māori and the development of many other skills.

Come along – kōrero Māori, read, dance, rock and create!

He Pī Ka Rere - Adventurers

Under Fives can take flight with He Pī Ka Rere - Adventurers.

Date: Every Tuesday and Thursday during school term.
Time: 10.30am

Venue: Children's Area, Ground Floor, Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, 1127 Haupapa St

Booking: No booking required.

Cost: Gold coin koha appreciated.

Our fun, developmental sessions focus on story time, songs, instruments, movement and craft. Tailored specifically for toddlers and pre-schoolers He Pī Ka Rere - Adventurers supports and fosters children's literacy, social, cognitive, motor and musical skills whilst bonding with their caregivers through shared experiences.

Come along - read, dance, rock and create!

He Pī Ka Rere - On the Road

He Pī Ka Rere - On the Road is back!
One of our Youth & Early Learning Specialists will come to your centre and deliver a one hour programme of singing, dancing, a story, instrument play and a simple craft.
Date: This programme is offered during school terms on a date that suits your centre.
Booking: Please contact T.A. at Ph. 07 351 7074
Cost: There is no charge but a koha is appreciated.

He Pīpī Paopao - First Steps

Under Twos can take their first steps to opening up a world of literacy and wellbeing with He Pīpī Paopao - First Steps.

Date: Every Wednesday during school term.
Times: 9.30am & 10.45am

Venue: Children's Area, Ground Floor, Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, 1127 Haupapa St

Booking: No booking required.

Cost: Gold coin koha appreciated.

Our interactive sessions focus on active movement, touch and massage between baby and parent while nurturing development of language, social, cognitive and motor skills. He Pīpī Paopao - First Steps is a fun programme for under twos and their caregivers. Join us for songs, rhymes and finger play songs with your little one.

Come along - dance and play.