20 Dec Tākaro Mai Aotearoa
Led by Sport NZ, Play Week Aotearoa 2021 was a celebration of play and its value to tamariki, whānau and communities across Aotearoa. It was about encouraging play at home, in our neighbourhoods and within our local environments.
This year, Play Week Aotearoa took place 15 – 21 November and saw a raft of play events take place across the country.
Play is the easiest way for tamariki and whānau to stay active. Play is fun, it offers freedom and chances to take risks. It’s how our tamariki learn to problem solve, get creative, make mistakes and create new friendships. They get to build the attitudes, skills and life-long love of being active.
Mā te kīanga, ‘kia kawea tātou e te hiringa tākaro’, ka ākina te tamaiti ki te ruku hōhonu ki te ao tākaro, mā reira ia e whai wheako ai ki ngā painga, ā-wairua nei, ā-tinana hoki, o taua ao, ā, mā reira hoki ia e harikoa ai.
Play allows tamariki to experience joy and laughter in a way that is important to them.