Date
20 November 2019

Use the Wellbeing/Mana Atua strand in Te Whāriki

Promote safety, teach children about avoiding certain foods, knowing what to expect if they eat something they are allergic to, and what to do if that happens.

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Raise awareness through play

Raise awareness through play

Plan to integrate allergy awareness though these learning activities.

Read picture books

Read picture books

Four-year-old Thai learns about food allergies by reading his allergy book.

Books available from My Food Allergy Friends website.

Use images

Use images

This short video, aimed at preschool children, uses simple images to reinforce safety messages for children with food allergies.

Use songs

Use songs

The Wiggles sing about the effects of allergies.

Useful resources

Useful resources

Website

Principles, strands, goals, and learning outcomes

Publisher: Ministry of Education | Te Tāhuhu o te Mātauranga

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Website

Allergy-free play dough recipes

Publisher: American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology

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Website

Starting kindy with food allergies

Publisher: My Food Allergy Friends

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Next steps

More suggestions for implementing the strategy “Create an inclusive learning environment”:

Return to the guide “Allergies and learning”

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