This wharenui can be a beautiful tool used in the work of the child, in the form of play.
It may be used to revisit real life experiences and even holds the potential to provide support within conversations that develop an understanding of the world around them. This Wharenui is respective of a large meeting house in a Marae setting. A Marae is an integral and sacred part of Māori culture. We acknowledge that culture cannot be taught simply with toys and hence we provide these resources as a platform for children to extend their imagination through role play with and alongside elders.
As stated in Te Whāriki/Early Childhood curriculum, children are more likely to feel at home if they regularly see their own culture, language and world views valued in the ECE setting.
This links to the Belonging/Mana whenua strand within the curriculum.
Please note that the designs on the wharenui are not reflective of whakapapa/genealogy and have been used to reflect the beauty of Māori culture.
This wharenui is handmade using untreated pine and is decorated and finished with a combination of natural oils.
•Wooden peg dolls can be purchased through Wee Wooden Wonders NZ
Building measures approximately41cm Wide, 15cm
>>Due to high orders and as our products are made to order, please allow 2-4 weeks for completion<<