Gloop!!

It may look messy but there is so much learning going on!  Gloop is a fun, messy and interactive way to discover the tamariki senses.  As the children play with the gloop, they talk about their experience... words like... Slimy... Yucky... Wet... Cold.  Learning can be so much fun, especially when we get messy :)  
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Happy 2020 to all our Whanau and Friends!

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​A great start to a New Year!  We bid farewell to our tamariki who have graduated, and welcome back those who have returned from holiday.   For the month of January our tamariki have been engaged in lots of fun learning activities and excursions.  Through group interactions they develop their social skills and learn to have respect f...
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KC Pukekohe Bakery

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Our 3 year olds had a blast making sand cakes.  Their yummy delights really had them thinking and planning out their recipes.  There is so much to learn when you bake a sand cake, some of these things are maths - measuring out your water and sand, turn taking - when someone else needs your measuring cup, construction - how tall can you ma...
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Christmas Photo Frames

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​Our 4 year old class decided to make their own picture frame to take some Christmas portraits.  Check out how creative they were and some of those poses!  They had a blast with each of them contributing to the frame.
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Holiday fun!

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The tamariki have been having heaps of fun during the December / January holiday programme. They have been dressing up, dancing, splashing in the water and hanging out in Whaea Amanda's "salon". Whaea Carol's kai has been yummy and they have also got the opportunity to decorate their own fairy biscuits. Coming to kindy and spending time with their ...
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Reflecting on 2019

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As we sit and look back on 2019, we have had loads and loads of fun.  So, what better than to share with you some of our highlights from the year.  We celebrated our 7th Birthday, had many visits to the Summerset Retirement Village, visited Turangawaewae.  We celebrated many events like Father's Day, Halloween, Diwali to name a few, ...
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Ho! Ho! Ho! "Tis the season to be Jolly"

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​A superb month of celebrating our pre-Christmas event with a concert performed by our transition to school tamariki, Justin the magician and his fantastic tricks, and Santa who visited our Centre giving out presents!  A very Merry Christmas to all our children and families.  Be safe and stay safe over the holidays! 
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Children's Christmas Party!

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Today the weather was put on for us with nothing but clear blue skies and amazing hot weather for our WATERPLAY! The children loved showing off their swimming togs, and that wasn't even the fun part! The teachers had organised sprinklers, waterslides, water guns and water balloons all for the children and they were blown away and so excited! The ch...
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Christmas Party at Kids Count, Marne Road

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 Today we had our Christmas party for the tamariki. Whaea Shirley and Whaea Kate very kindly organised the event for the day and with the help of the Kaiako, made sure that everything ran smoothly. We cleared the carpark and set up the water activities. We had waterslides, pools, a bouncy castle, face-painting, slushies and candy floss for the...
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October & November 2019

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​In October our tamariki visited the Hunua Fire Station, Botanical Gardends, and Whaea Vicki's family farm.  In November we celebrated the end of our language weeks by having a Cultural event where we dressed in our Cultural attire and tried the various foods from the islands.  
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Dress Up Party

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Last month we had a dress up party where all our tamariki (children) and Kaiako (teachers) came into the centre dress up in superhero costumes, animals, fairies and a few unicorns! This day was filled with fun activities like doughnut eating and pop the balloon for lollies. We had our lovely Leela do the face painting (and she also was our Sponge B...
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Cultural Day Celebrations

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This month we celebrated with a Cultural Day. Over the recent months we have been learning a lot about the identities of our tamariki. We have celebrated, Maori Language Week, Samoan Language Week, Niuean Language Week, Cook Island Language Week, Diwali, Tuvalu Language Week, Tongan Language Week, Fijian Language Week and Tokelau Language Week wher...
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This is our Lenore Road Village!

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"We have travelled over the mountains, through the valleys and through all of the seas to meet together here at our Kids Count Lenore Road Village". These were the amazing opening words from our Manager Siliva for our big CULTURAL DAY CELEBRATION!! This was a big day for our centre as we had been preparing for weeks in advance with the children for...
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Making the most of the lovely weather!

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 This week we have had amazing weather! We decided to make the most of our outdoor play and set up some "funtastic" activities for the children. Whaea Zoe had the hose with water spraying all day and the tamariki enjoyed cooling off under the cool spray. Making muddy puddles in the sandpit was also great fun and the children were eager to fill...
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Skills for life...

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Our four year olds in the Tainui room have been growing a vege garden. They have started from the beginning of planning a garden to digging the garden, planting seeds, repotting and then putting their plants into the garden and now caring for the garden. This a life skill they can take with them wherever they go. By digging our back lawn teaches yo...
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Library Visits

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This year we have started our Library visits. The senior tamariki go along with our Kaiako and parent helpers to the Pukekohe Library where they run activities and read to tamariki. The Pukekohe Library send along a Library staff member to run a program here for our Junior Tamariki. This is a great experience for all tamariki getting used to excurs...
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School Holiday Programme

During the school holidays the children have the opportunity to participate in in our holiday programme. Some of the highlights were Bubbles day, Teddy bears picnic, baking biscuits and a walk to the playground. Bubbles day! The children explored making big bubbles with the bubble wands that were bigger than our heads! This took quite a bit of pers...
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LET US CELEBRATE! Fijian and Niuean Language Weeks!

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​Kids Count Lenore Road has had a busy month with two language weeks filled with beautiful rich culture! We started with Fijian Language Week where all the stops were pulled out! There were beautiful traditional Fijian masi and war clubs placed all around the centre, allowing the children to explore and discover the culture during this time. The ce...
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Weymouth Kids Count Playground upgrade.

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We have been very busy over the past few months upgrading the children's playground here at Kids Count Weymouth. First, we got some lovely new sand in the sandpit and then placed rails around the sandpit to try and contain the flow of the sand from going out onto the bark area. This will help to reduce the contamination of the sand on the new bark ...
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Showing off our climbing and balancing skills!

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The tamariki were surprised with some new obstacle course equipment at kindy. Some of them were a bit hesitant at first, whilst others started climbing straight away. It was great to see them boasting with their awesome climbing and balancing skills. A few of the older children also helped the younger ones, which was wonderful to see. We are lookin...
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