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The strands of Te Whāriki show the importance of fostering links with the natural world.

 

   

 

 

 

 

Te Whāriki,

The Early Childhood National Curriculum.

 

Mana Aotūroa (exploration)
The relationships of natural material; of the senses.

 

Mana Reo (communication)
The emotions of empathy, loving, sadness, fear, joy, surprise and wonder.

 

Mana Whenua (belonging)
Feeling a sense of place where there is a familiartiy and security, knowing the unconditional love that comes from teachers, family/whānau; having the child’s first language and culture acknowledged.

 

Mana Atua (wellbeing)
Good health promoted; emotional well-being nutured, safe from harm.

 

Mana Tangata (contribution)
Equitable opportunties affirmed as individuals, relating to others; peaceful ways are best.

 


 
 

 

 

 


 

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