Making Reading Fun

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​So excited to work with the amazing people at Pukekohe North Mandie and Pauline who gave us a fabulous opportunity to be a part of a great course which gives us as Adults the tools to help our children enjoy reading. Thank you to all the people who turned up, we had a great time, sharing concerns, asking questions and soaking in some amazing ...
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Nga kararehe katoa - All about animals

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Animals, animals, animals an ongoing interest for our tamariki, whether its domisticated, farm, safari or zoo animals its all the same to our tamariki.  When tamariki are outdoors and are visited by an animal, such as cats, or when they enter an animal's space  they feel lucky. It's as if they've been invited into a special world. Br...
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Disco in July

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​Our children had so much fun at our Disco Day. There were lights flashing and music playing in the classrooms and  parents and children were so exctited  when they arrived at school. Throughout the day  teachers and children danced and sang and by the end of the day we had some pretty tired little dancers. We love all the happy face...
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It's Begun

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Its begun..... Pukekohe Kids Count has started the swimming and confidence lessons. You may be asking," Its tooooooooooooooo cold to swim,"  Our reply would be ,"Its an indoor heated pool" To ensure the very best for our little ones, we have a qualified swimming instructor who is able to make water fun and teachable.   Like all of ou...
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Stardome trip

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Our 3 & 4 year olds went on a trip to the Stardome Observatory, we learnt about the stars and we got to go outside and see a couple of rockets get launched which the children really enjoyed watching. We then got to explore and look at all the science and space stuff which the children were really interested in. after they had fin...
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Winter and Matariki (Nga Tuakana)

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It is June and Winter is here and it has been raining almost every day. But this didn't stop our Nga Tuakana children to explore and learn. It has been a busy month as the children were curious to know where the snow comes from. After various experiments and sensory plays and discussions at mat times, children were able to develop an understanding ...
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Celebrating New Zealand Sign Language week

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This week in Kids Count Tawa we celebrated sign language week with our children/ Tamariki and mums.The experience was amazing filled with fun activities and songs for all involved to learn and enjoy.We learnt various sign along with songs, such as the ABC, Old Mac Donald had a farm, Kei te peke ahau, and commands like sit down, finished, please, th...
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Fun Times at Kids Count Marne Road

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The month of June saw our tamariki playing outside a lot and utilizing the beautiful sunshine while it lasted!  Our tamariki enjoyed making lots of new creations in the sandpit and building their climbing skills in the playground. Our children have been engaging with and displaying new interests includin...
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Halloween at Marne Road

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Yesterday we had our first Halloween party at Kids Count Marne road and it was a huge success with many children dressing up for the occasion, and having a great time discovering and exploring at our Halloween party. Children throughout the ages have enjoyed dressing up in costumes and engaging in dramatic roleplaying. Whether your child is superma...
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When there is an Earthquake what do we do?

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 The children's voice – "I don't know!" "Where is the earthquake?" "run outside" "I don't like the earthquake" Teacher's Voice - When there is a earthquake we need to Stop, Drop, and Hold. Here in Kids Count Tawa our Tamariki/ children and the Teachers are learning side by side about what to do in an event of an earthquake.Its still early stag...
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Building partnership

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During our baby music session with the mums it was a real privilege to have Hinehou (Rinoa's mum) teach us a Māori song about our Tinana/Body. The children and staff enjoyed this song as it was fun, it had actions which the children enjoyed, and it was teaching us about parts of the body in Te Reo Māori.Such a rich and exciting opportunity to build...
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Mothers Day and Transition to school catch up

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May was a great month, we got to celebrate Mothers day. We put on a yummy brunch for all mothers, nana's, aunties and caregivers to come and celebrate what an awesome job they do raising their tamariki. it is defiantly not an easy job and I wish that we got paid, but instead it is fulfilled with a whole lot of love, so we wanted to let all of our b...
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Kids make life the best kind of busy!

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​The saying 'Kids make life the best kind of busy' is definitely a saying that lives deeply in our Future Fern Senior Room at KC Marne Road. Our three year old tamariki have been super busy with all types of interesting activities.  They have been working with nature and investigating all types of different bugs and creepy crawlies, some ...
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Creepy Crawlies

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​During the month of May our Nga Teina children were exploring creepy crawlies and having an absolute blast. we had so many different learning expereiances for the children to develop their knowledge obout insects, through hands on, sensory, scientific views. they loved exploring our outside environment for different bugs, they defiantly found lots...
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Mirror, Mirror on the wall

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Over the first term nearly all our Puawai Tamariki achieved physical milestones; developing different stages of mobility. To assist our children in the transition from crawling to walking we wanted to provide them with an environment that has many opportunities to pull themselves to standing. Over the school holidays we sourced a mirror with a ball...
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Is teeth brushing a fun event in you house? Like some creative ideas?

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Here are some helpful hints from    https://www.pdhq.co.nz/sn41/?mc_cid=a5edd3d6fc&mc_eid=24582b0571   (cut and paste me)   website to help make it into a fun experience for you and your child/ren Few young children are consistently cooperative when it comes to brushing teeth. And of course, even if they're ke...
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Emergency hero's

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During the month of April our Nga Teina room are learning about emergency heroes. They are learning about their jobs the vehicles they drive and the uniforms they wear. We were able to get Community Constable Niki to come in and talk to our children about what her job is and how police officers are there to help and keep us safe, she showed us what...
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Easter time

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For Easter this month we did a fundraising raffle with 4 prizes and we would like to say congratulations to Chryssaani/L.A/Kartels family and friends who won the 2 biggest eater hampers and Treyzel/Hazen and Vao families who won the 3rd and 4th smaller hampers. I'm sure the children loved receiving all the yummy chocolates just in ti...
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World Down Syndrome Day Celebrations!

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Kids Count thrives on the belief that "Every child has the right to reach their full potential". Within our centre we have tamariki who have unique qualities that can be seen in their personalities, their features and abilities. One particular child is a little boy that lives life to the fullest. This little super hero named JR has Down Syndrome bu...
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Pacifica performance

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 Today we went up to the Clendon Recreation Centre to celebrate our pacific languages. We got to listen to a story, some singing and performances by other centre. We also got up the front and sung 2 songs. The children did really well with the practices but when it came to standing up the front of a big crowd of people they got a bit...
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