Over the first term nearly all our Puawai Tamariki achieved physical milestones; developing different stages of mobility. To assist our children in the transition from crawling to walking we wanted to provide them with an environment that has many opportunities to pull themselves to standing. Over the school holidays we sourced a mirror with a ballet bar, so the children could pull themselves to standing to see their reflection in the mirror.
Over the first two weeks of term our new mirror has been a favourite with all our mobile Tamariki. Each time they pull themselves up the have the biggest smiles on their faces which we can clearly see in their reflections. A few have even given themselves celebratory kisses.