“Our goal is to grow and develop young children by providing movement and motor skill programmes that will contribute to developmental achievement, a solid foundation for learning
and ultimately, a successful school transition” Emma Hurrell (Early Learning and Development Consultant & Creator of 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
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.
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.
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.
Pre-schoolers | 3-6 yrs | Home-based Programme
This movement and motor skills programme, refined for 3-6 year olds, was developed for parents, nannies, home-based educators or caregivers that would like to carry out a basic, yet effective movement programme on a daily or weekly basis, in the home environment.
AREAS OF DEVELOPMENT
Our programmes focus on all the essential areas of motor development.
I can control my hand & eye movements.
I can control my feet & eye movements.
I can use my large muscles.
I can use my small muscles.