Our Balls Day!

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Our Tamariki enjoyed a day filled with balls, balls, and more balls.There was so much fun and activity happening that every child was kicking, hitting, bouncing, throwing, rolling, and catching balls.The Tamariki really showed sportsmanship and togetherness through turn taking, problem solving, and just having fun.So much learning and development h...
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Toddler Room Update - March 2017

Toddler Room Update - March 2017
This month in the Toddler room we have been learning about animals as an interest shown by the children. There has been a variety of activities set out for children to engage in such as dramatic play with the three little pigs, making animals such as lions with our handprints, playing animal games like duck, duck goose and many others. We have also...
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Gymnastics at our Weymouth Centre

Gymnastics at our Weymouth Centre
As part of our transition to school program this year we are taking all our 4-year-old children to the Clendon Recreation Centre on a Tuesday for gymnastic lessons.  The children have been really enjoying taking part, and are all every excited and enthusiastic for Tuesdays to roll around each week.  Through the program the children are de...
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Gardening

Gardening
The 3yr olds interest in gardening has led us to do more hands on practices in our outdoor area. As we experienced summer the children enjoyed cleaning the garden, potting seeds in our yoghurt containers and planting cabbage, beans, lettuce, coriander and sunflowers. This has encouraged healthy eating. Through aspects of science children learnt the...
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Treasure Baskets

Treasure Baskets
When you walk into shops or turn on the TV there are so many bright, noisy expensive toys everywhere and advertising likes to make out that you NEED them for your child to learn and grow. This is far from the truth. Providing an inexpensive toy that will keep your child entertained for hours and beneficial to their development can be so simple. Mak...
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Play Dough Recipes

Play Dough Recipes
Uncooked Play Dough 3 Cups Flour 1 ½ Cups Salt 6 tsp Cream of Tartar 3 Tablespoons Cooking Oil 3 Cups boiling water Mix dry ingredients, cooking oil together in large bowl Then add boiling water Stir well until the mixture leaves the sides of the bowl Add more flower if mixture seems sticky Turn out on to hard surface and knead. Salt Ceramic Play D...
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Play Dough with Young Children

Play Dough with Young Children
At this stage children enjoy socializing and imaginary play, based on real life situations. Children make things and name them. They pretend to bake and love to get involved in making the play dough. Children at this age are often getting involved in small groups and building friendships, developing relationships and communication skills. The start...
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Future Ferns Juniors - February 2017

Future Ferns Juniors - February 2017
Children's Curiosity and Animal Exploration Young children are skilful and explorative learners. They learn through play and create their own ideas to construct new knowledge. This helps children to be an active and competent learner.  Recently, our young children's curiosity towards animal has been very popular in the room of Future Ferns Jun...
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