Hi fellow study buddies,
I am turning to you for help and advice to improve the way my centre currently practices our karakia kai. We have recently initiated a rolling kai which means that the children choose when they come for kai and we have changed our mat times and now children choose whether or not they want to participate. This has affected the meaningful implementation of our karakia kai. Now the teachers are singing it to the children in the kai room a number of times as children come in. I am just wondering if anyone has seen some examples or strategies of how other centres who may have a rolling kai practice their karakia. Should we be bringing all the children together before each kai time to initiate karakai in a meaningful and respectful way or is it ok to sing it to the children a couple of times in the kai room. Any thoughts, ideas much appreciated.