Oral storytelling is a traditional way many cultures around the world pass down knowledge, values, and beliefs. We can support children and give them a sense of belonging by engaging in oral storytelling ourselves as we pass on knowledge of our wider whânau, ancestors, where weve come from, where we are now, and where we might go together in the future.
Your child was born full of wonder. Everything seen, tasted, touched, smelled is a first time experience met with exploration. These experiences lay the foundation of brain development and learning. What gets emphasized as important in the first 5 years of life, actually shapes how the brain functions.