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Preschool programmes

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

(Re-starting Tuesday 3rd May & Thursday 5th May 2022))

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 Pīpī Paopao - First Steps

(2 sessions on Wednesdays)

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.

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.

Storytime with Hannah

Our Hannah has been keeping everyone entertained with her wonderful online "Storytime with Hannah" while we were not able to run pre-school sessions in the library. These are on the Library's Facebook page every Thursday at 10am until we resume our inhouse programme. Click on the links for a ka pai story and sometimes a sing-a-long too.

The Theme:

The Book:

Tigers
(Chinese New Year – Year of the Tiger)

Tiptoe Tiger
By Jane Clarke

Bees

Bertha and Bear
By Christine Sharp

Elephants

Mrs Bibi’s Elephant
By Reeza Dalvand

Monsters

This Book is NOT a Bedtime Story
By Eoin McLaughlin

Caterpillars
reorua - bilingual

Te Anuhe Tino Hiakai
By Eric Carle

Dinosaurs

Stop That Dinosaur!
By Alex English

Bears

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt
By Michael Rosen

You're a star! Pig the star
By Aaron Blabey
Dancing Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet
By Jane O’Connor
Hairy Maclary
reorua - bilingual
Hairy Maclary nō te Tēri a Tānarahana
By Lynley Dodd
Bunnies I Want a Bunny!
By Tony Ross

Please keep safe everyone, and follow our facebook page and our latest COVID UPDATE page for any new developments.