The value of Poro rākau (block play) help to develop pangarau (maths), pūtaiao (science), mahi toi (art), language and social skills.
They also provide plenty of opportunities for developing persistence, problem-solving and creating 3-dimensional structures.
Block play helps tamariki to:
- learn about gravity, stability, balance, weight, and trial and error ~ understand shape, size, space, depth, width and height
- develop hand-eye coordination and muscles learn to plan and ask questions ~ gain confidence in their own abilities learn to cooperate and share with others.