This Marae setting is a fantastic platform for children to extend their imagination through role play and to develop their understanding of social situations by re-living experiences. These resources even hold the potential to provide support within conversations that develop an understanding of the world around them. 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 within the marae set are not reflective of whakapapa/genealogy and have been used to reflect the beauty of Māori culture.
With multiple pieces, this set allows children to create their own settings and can be a great addition to any construction or family play area.
Each product is made using untreated pine and finished with a combination of natural oils from the Natural Paint Company.
*Fences are completely raw with no oils or coating