One of the important things that children learn at kindergarten is to socialise with other children. Through a kindergarten experience they learn about relationships, they experience opportunities to share with others, negotiate their way through differences, to be away from parents/whanau, and they learn how to relate to other adults. Whilst at kindergarten children also have the opportunity to discover and learn about numbers, words, writing, colours, painting and so on. Children are not taught to read and write formally, however they gain an understanding and knowledge of these concepts and have opportunities to use paints, pens, crayons, books, etc. in all areas of their play. In fact, children have the opportunity to make many discoveries for themselves with support from trained teachers.