What's on in the Mānuka Room at BestStart Waiuku

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Mānuka Room kaiako have been focusing on our philosophy values and what these looks like through play. In particular, our philosophy value manaakitanga has been incorporated into our arts and crafts experiences by using natural resources, making connections with Papatūānuku. Water play, sandpit and painting are areas of play that are the most commonly visited experiences, so we've had a great time adding complexity to this play. We have been encouraging ngā tamariki to express themselves by using the teaching strategy. OWL (Observe, Wait, and Listen) which encourages children to communicate with you. This teaching strategy demonstrates manaakitanga by showing respect, generosity and care.