HAMPER WINNER

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Huge Congratulations to Michelle Hargreaves for being the lucky winner of the AMP Hamper. Hope you enjoy the huge amount of fabulous goodies inside. Thank you to all who entered
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Drying Out

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Our children are enjoying the heated pool, working on their water safety and learning new skills. Its so vital to keep them safe and build their confidence in and around water. We are so lucky to have qualified instructors who are able to impart knowledge that will last a lifetime. Its so cute to see the line up of togs after a fun time in the pool...
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Kids Count Pukekohe Fire Drill at its " Finest"

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We managed to get some wonderful photos of some of our 3-year old's when we had a Fire Drill. On their own accord and without instruction as soon as they heard the bell, regardless of what they were doing and where they were playing, they went immediately over to our meeting point. This is such an amazing achievement and something we wanted to ackn...
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Swimming Time

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Walking around the center I couldn't resist the urge to pop into the swimming pool to see what was happening.  We are so lucky our swimming instructor is so passionate about passing on her knowledge of water and making sure they are learning safety when they are near water and in the water. The children love the time they get in the water and ...
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Huge " Thanks" for Everything

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Sometimes in the speed of the day you can forget that so much behind the scenes is needed to create the perfect environment for our little people and our staff.  Thank you Matua for all you do from the smallest job to the monumental lawn mowing.
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Sand Adventure

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Our tiniest family members enjoy the sandpit just as much as the bigger members of our family. They love to play outside in the covered sandpit and investigate the fun of Sand. I don't know who is having the most fun.....the smile says it all
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Rain and Fun

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After days of sun we get a much-deserved rest from the heat welcoming rain which is a huge welcome from the humidity we have been living with.....It is a hive of activity, playing, reading, games, and of course swimming in the heated pool – the rain does not dampen any of the wonderful things we have planned. It is all happening here at Kids Count ...
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Beautiful Day in Pukekohe

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Was so lovely to have a walk around our center. The sun was out in full abundance and just starting to make itself known. I noticed we had a few little people starting to play out doors before the heat of the day starts to really make an impact. Water play had started. Working with such passionate people, who every day try and squeeze and create ac...
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THANK YOU THANK YOU

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Thank you, thank you, thank you so much Oranga Tamariki for the generous koha of googles, lilo's, and art supplies you gifted to our center. Moving into Summer - water safety is something that we all need to be conscious of, so the water items are going to be well used in helping us educate our little ones. As for the Art supplies they always have ...
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How much FUN can we have

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Walking outside on such a sunny beautiful day I was greeted with the sight of green wet sandy children . I could see smiley faces , hear the laughing of some incredibly content little people. Nothing is better on a day like today to get  wet while making a huge sand mess.  
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Let's Swim

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​ I had the privilege today to watch our incredible swimming Instructor engaging with our little tamariki in our heated pool. I was amazed at how she managed to get them blowing bubbles, diving and playing in such a short period of time. She has this gift of letting them feel they can achieve something which think they cannot do, while knowing 100%...
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Totally Wet Fun

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​From my desk I could hear the laughing of little voices as they played and splashed in the water slide set up by our lovely teachers. Its so lovely to see smiling faces  as the sun shone down and we get to explore and investigate the outdoors.
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Engineer's in the Making

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What do you get when you mix water and sand? Incredible fun and lots of creative tamariki. It is so lovely to see their little minds problem solving and working together as a team. Great day!
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Fun in the Sun

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​What else do you want to do on a lovely day? Well it looks like sand , sun and play is the answer.
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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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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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Te Haerenga Ki Pukekohe

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Today 10 of our Hi-5 tamariki went to our sister centre in Pukekohe for a visit. The tamariki were very excited, as we had never been there before. They were singing the whole way in the van and happily chatted amongst each other. When we arrived, they immediately went off to explore the playground and afterwards we had a lesson on how to make a "p...
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Our centre visits

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​This week we have been visiting our Marne Rd centre . The children have really enjoyed getting to meet and play with the other children . They have especially enjoyed playing on the cars and the climbing frame . It ahs been a great way for our children to also get to know their teachers
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Treasure Baskets

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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 with Young Children

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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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