Introducing MOTAT’s Iti Rearea | Little Explorers

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MOTAT is proud to introduce its new programme for under-fives that’s designed to encourage them to discover, identify, and explore their five senses: sight, smell, taste, touch and sound.

Each week at Iti Rearea Little Explorers there will be a new activity designed especially for early learners to engage through the lens of play.

Come and enjoy fun activities and meet new friends each week. Before or after, you can enjoy the huge variety of attractions MOTAT has to offer. It makes a great idea for a group outing!

The small bellbird

Iti rearea, teitei Kāhikatea, ka taea. Even the small bellbird can ascend to the great heights of the Kāhikatea tree.

In te reo Māori, iti rearea means small bellbird. MOTAT has chosen this name and whakatauki (proverb) to acknowledge that the journey of our little learners is one of persistence, small steps, and curiosity.

Exploring senses

MOTAT Little Explorers

Each week the class will encourage the pre-schoolers to use their senses to learn and discover. The planned activities include:

  • Make a squeeze toy and explore touch with a variety of textures
  • Explore, learn and discover on an indoor sensory path
  • Make an I-Spy bottle and explore with it
  • Learn about light and colours using shadow drawings and rainbow filters

The details

Iti Rearea Little Explorers will run every Tuesday from 26 July to 29 November 2022 from 10am to 1pm at MOTAT, 805 Great North Road, Western Springs, Auckland.

The cost is included in your general admission ticket to MOTAT – remember under fives are free! Don’t forget an annual pass to MOTAT is just $45 for an individual and $95 for a family and AA Members save 20% on full-priced MOTAT general admission.

Special offer – During the August classes, ask the Little Explorers Host for a voucher that will give you $5 off any beverage at the onsite Steamed Cafe in Cropper House.

Come one week or every week – it’s up to you. The team at MOTAT can’t wait to meet you all!

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This article was written by Kidspot with information supplied by MOTAT

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