The value of Waiata

The value of Waiata

The value of Waiata

Tamariki naturally enjoy music and will begin reacting to music at an early age.

When tamariki participate in music and movement activities they explore and develop different ways to be creative and expressive. They also develop and refine their social skills.

By making and listening to music tamariki learn to recognise and enjoy sounds, different instruments and different types of music.

Through singing songs (including songs of their own) learning to keeping a steady beat through speech, waiata, dance and movement to rhythm tamariki develop;

  • small motor skills ~ large motor skills (g skills to express emotions
  • balance and coordination g rhythm and harmony
  • skills to be creative and have fun © identity.

'Through these experiences tamariki will discover that music, dance and drama can amuse, delight, comfort, illuminate, inform and excite (Te Whariki, 2017). 

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