Check out our awesome Motor Skill & Movement Programmes that promote brain integration, physical development & socio-emotional wellbeing. Super simple to implement & no planning required. Captivating exercises & resources make our programmes effective & an engaging experience for all!Emma Hurrell (Early Learning and Development Consultant & Creator of Tuputupu Kids)
 

TUPUTUPU KIDS

Welcome to Tuputupu Kids. We are proudly a New Zealand treasure.

The indigenous Māori culture of New Zealand uses the phrase “Tuputupu“, which means “to grow and develop“. Our goal is to grow and develop young children by providing professionally and skillfully designed motor programmes that ensure that holistic learning and development takes place. The exercises, games and resources that accompany our programmes focus on all the essential areas of motor development, as well as on assessment and early intervention.

Our programmes centre around getting to know children and cherishing their strengths and difficulties to ensure that they flourish according to what they are capable of and receive the support and opportunities that they need in order to do so.

We also celebrate our strong focus on out-of-the-box thinking, creativity and individualism.

OUR MOTOR PROGRAMMES

“Movement is crucial to every brain function including memory, emotion, language and learning.”Dr John J Ratey

Pīpī Programme

Toddlers | 2 -3 Years | Centre-based Programme

The Pīpī Programme is a motor skills and movement programme specifically designed for children aged 2-3 years for implementation in Licensed Early Childhood Centres.

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Pīpī Programme
Kōkō Programme

Kōkō Programme

Pre-schoolers | 3-6 Years | Centre-based Programme

The Kōkō Programme is a motor skills and movement programme specifically designed for children aged 3-6 years for implementation in Licensed Early Childhood Centres, as well as New Entrant and Year 1 Classes.

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Pīpī-Iwi Programme

Toddlers | 2 -3 Years | Home-based Programme

The Pīpī-Iwi Programme is a motor skills and movement programme specifically designed for children aged 2-3 years for implementation in home environments, using resources found in the home.

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Pīpī-Iwi Programme
Kōkō-Iwi Programme

Kōkō-Iwi Programme

Pre-schoolers | 3-6 yrs | Home-based Programme

A movement and motor skills programme, refined for 3-6 year olds, developed for caregivers to carry out on a daily or weekly basis in the home environment, using resources found in the home.

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AREAS OF DEVELOPMENT

Our programmes focus on all the essential areas of motor development.

Balance & Coordination

Balance & Coordination

I can control my body movements.

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Crossing the Midline

Crossing the Midline

I can integrate both sides of my brain.

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Hand-Eye Coordination

I can control my hand & eye movements.

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Hand-Eye Coordination

Eye-Foot Coordination

I can control my feet & eye movements.

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Eye-Foot Coordination
Gross-Motor Development

Gross-Motor Development

I can use my large muscles.

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Fine-Motor Development

Fine-Motor Development

I can use my small muscles.

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Socio-Emotional Development

I can build relationships & manage my emotions.

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Socio-Emotional Development

Cognitive/ Perceptual Development

I can use my brain and all of my senses.

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Socio-Emotional Development