Wednesday, 21 August 2013
Alycia and Rachel made a seesaw with a stump and plank. They had to hang on to gain their balance as they maneuvered it up and down. And then Rachel confidently said that she could stand in the middle. Rachel's balance was amazing as she controlled the seesaw movement. Amethyst arrived and excited to have a go too. She asked for Rachel's help as she found her balance and was thrilled to do the same. It was a great thrill to see the support the children were giving each other, to challenge themselves to aspire to do what they see others are doing. Children that take on risks are often whakamiharo/surprised to find out what they can do too. Rachel and Amethyst know each other well where they can comfortably help each other to achieve an idea they had in mind that resonates with the principle of manaakitanga - care and respect.