Storytime - Three Billy Goats Gruff

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Three Billy Goats Gruff Story as acted by the Teachers. 
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Kaiako working hard at KCM

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The Kaiako at Kids Count Marne Road have been working very hard to get the centre ready for the tamariki's return. They have been sanitising the centre, toys and washing the outside equipment. The teachers have also been working very hard to make up beautiful learning packs for the tamariki to keep them engaged at home. We are taking lots of steps ...
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Our first few days back at kindy

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It is so good to be back at kindy! We missed everyone so much and are happy to be back. A few tamariki started back at the kindy and they were so excited to see their friends again. They stayed within their bubble at all times and had the same teachers in their bubble as well. They eagerly explored their environments and activities and had heaps of...
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Routines - The importance especially during LOCKDOWN

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We all know routines and rituals are important for our tamariki and ourselves. They are even more important now that we are in a lockdown. It is going to be tough being in our bubbles for atleast 4 weeks. Keeping a similar or creating a routine for you and your household will give you a sense of normality during this very uncertain time. Some of th...
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Kia Ora & Greetings!

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Kia Ora and Greetings to all our tamariki and whanau!  Hope that everyone is safe and looking after each other in their bubbles!  Because of the amount of time that our tamariki are away from the Centre, we hope that you take this opportunity to explore our daily activities from our April programme and share them onto our Facebook page or...
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A Lockdown Poem for Whanau

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A time in History A time in history we will always remember March and April 2020 on our calender We pray it goes no longer than this For to be back in loved ones embrace will be bliss An unseen enemy that has kept us apart Though cannot take away the love that's in our heart. The one thing we have been blessed with is time To be creative together, ...
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Kia Ora & Greetings!

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Hope that you are all well, staying safe, being kind and keeping in your bubble. Just thought we would share a few photos of what our tamariki are exploring at home with their Whanau.  We have also included some of our March fun learning activities before the lockdown. A huge thank you to all our wonderful Whanau who continue to stay connected...
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Surviving the lockdown!

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Kai ora Whanau I hope that you are all well and coping with being in lockdown. Your kaiako have been working very hard from home to ensure that you have videos, photos and activity ideas to look at daily on our Facebook page. We have also been calling, texting and e-mailing whanau to hear how everyone is doing and would love for you to send us phot...
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Checking in...

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Here at Kids Count Marne Road, we have got a team of very dedicated, awesome kaiako! They are enthusiastic about teaching their tamariki and take lots of photos to share with whanau and parents. The teachers were all very sad to leave the kindy and are all at home planning some awesome activities for the tamariki to do as soon as we return to kindy...
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What's in the ice!

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Who would of thought freezing items in a container would create so much learning and not to mention fun!  While the activity builds on social interactions it will also bring experiences with sensory, properties of objects and textures.  While you are at home with your tamariki, why not grab out an old container, head around your back yard...
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Learning about chickens

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​This year we took part in the "Living Eggs" project at Marne Road. The children were so excited to see the eggs inside the incubator and eagerly looked on as they started to hatch. We were lucky enough to have nine of the ten eggs hatch and it was amazing to see the little chicks emerge from the eggs. The classrooms all took turns to come and see ...
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Tuakana-Teina

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​The tamariki in Te Whanau Awhina have always been treated as equals to the teachers. Our relationship with the Tamariki allows them to be fiercely independent, responsible and take initiative. Our routine here in TWA is we do some songs before lunch and then after lunch the Tamariki are encouraged and invited to find their bed (they do this by pho...
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Writing

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​Our 4 year olds have been taking what they have been learning with different activities using their fine motor skills and applying it to writing their names.  Something as simple as ripping paper, squeezing pegs can help your child learn to write!  
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Spin Art

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Spin art is a favourite experience here at Kids Count Tawa. We use dye in some droppers and drip different colours of dye onto a piece of paper that has been stuck to the bottom of a salad spinner. The Tamariki appear to really enjoy watching the dye drip and mix together on the paper. It makes some really cool and funny noises as the dye squirts o...
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Celebrating Others

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 At Kids Count Lenore Road we have had many of our children who have gone all the way through, from being babies to now graduating to go to big school! We have also have had many birthdays and the Dolphin Room teachers thought this would be an awesome learning opportunity. The teachers would speak to the children about how they were able to fe...
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Graduation Celebration

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  On Friday, 31 January 2020, we ended off our holiday programme with our Graduation Ceremony. The whanau attended the ceremony as well and Whaea Shirley made a slide show to highlight the tamariki achievements and celebrate their journey at Kids Count, Marne Road. We had some yummy eats for everyone to enjoy and the cake looked beautiful. A f...
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Pamper Day!

Every school holidays there is an extra special day that all of our tamariki love and that is pamper day.  They get spoilt with foot rubs and nail polish and have a lot of fun.  Our Kaiako love treating them to these relaxing experiences and seeing the smiles on their faces :)  
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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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