Tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou, tēnā koutou katoa - greetings, greetings to you all! My name is KoiKiwi - "Koi" is "smart" in Maori, one of the official languages of New Zealand, the land of Kiwis.
KoiKiwi is a website for children and adults that care about the environment! We have compiled a set of games: action games, puzzle games, trivia and other fun games - which all are focused on ecology, the environment and the future of our planet.
We hope you enjoy our website! Please spread the word, add links from your own site or from your school's site to KoiKiwi.com, and let your colleagues and friends know!
whakawhetai koe - thank you :-) ---- KoiKiwi
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Learning through play is a term used in education and psychology to describe how children can learn to make sense of the world around them through play. Through play children can develop social and cognitive skills, mature emotionally, and gain the self-confidence required to engage in new experiences and environments.
Key ways that young children learn include playing, being with other people, being active, exploring and new experiences, talking to themselves, communication with others, meeting physical and mental challenges, being shown how to do new things, practicing and repeating skills and having fun.
Games are also a very important option for learning and for role playing. According to Dorothy Singer, “Through make-believe games children can be anyone they wish and go anywhere they want. When they engage in sociodramatic play, they learn how to cope with feelings, how to bring the large, confusing world into a small, manageable size; and how to become socially adept as they share, take turns and cooperate with each other. When children play, they are learning new words, how to problem solve, and how to be flexible”
KoiKiwi is providing several learning options in several subject matter categories. They develop the imagination and creativity of the child, as well as the cognitive and motoric skills. Here is a selection of options from our games’ portfolio: