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Strand 5: Exploration Mana Aoturoa

The child learns through active exploration of the environment.

Goals:

Children experience an environment where:

  • their play is valued as meaningful learning and the importance of spontaneous play is recognised
  • they gain confidence in and control of their bodies
  • they learn strategies for active exploration, thinking and reasoning
  • they develop working theories for making sense of the natural, social, physical, and material worlds.