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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: Kore

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: Free.

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: Free

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: Free

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: Free.

Storytime with Hannah

Our Hannah has been keeping everyone entertained with her wonderful online "Storytime with Hannah" 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

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