Thinking Outside the Box
Get active and go outside over summer. Visit a park, go for a nature walk, or wander along a beach at low tide and see how many different creatures you can find. Your child’s curiosity will be ignited and there will be plenty of opportunities for meaningful discussions about what they find. Building up their background knowledge and experiences is crucial for listening and reading comprehension. By tapping into the treasure-trove of outdoor experiences available, you can help make the most of the summer learning opportunities and ensure they do not lose ground over the holidays.
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Regional Parks in New Zealand
Auckland (administered by the Auckland Council)
Wellington (administered by the Greater Wellington Regional Council)
Canterbury (administered by the Canterbury Regional Council)