Music is a big part of our curriculum at Manaia Kindergarten. Through exposure to a variety of music children explore their creativity with the support of their peers and the teaching team. Children can request ukulele lessons, experiment with creating sound using a variety of musical instruments from drums to xylophones, Indonesian gamelan's and African seed shakers to name a few. We have recently created our own Manaia Music page on this blog to share some of the waiata that we enjoy singing with the tamariki and encourage our kindergarten whanau to join in singing with their children. Its so good for creating strong feelings of unity-kotahitanga and a sense of wellbeing.
Ukuele lessons with Emily
Primrose and Bree rock it out!
Ella and Gemma sing 'the Kiwi' song on the nature programme
Tyler the composer
He oranga ngakau
He pikinga waiora
Positive feeling in your heart
Will raise your sense of self worth