Having fun with Creative Art - Mahi Toi

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 Waihanga-tanga -creativity Mana Aotuuroa- exploration Hiri-nga- determination Exploring the learning objectives that creative arts provide our Tamariki is one of the most rewarding and engaging learning experiences for all tamariki. Cutting with the scissors and developing the skill of opening and closing whilst cutting helps children develop...
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Learning that occurs through the outdoor environment.

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 The natural world is a playground and a place of discovery for adults and children alike, it is a place for adventure, exploration and imagination as well as generating a deepening care and connectedness with our environment. We also know that the early and frequent positive experiences in the natural environment have a major impact on the he...
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The Importance of Friendships

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Here at Kids Count Pukekohe, we support our Tamariki to develop special friendships by encouraging and understanding social competency skills throughout their learning environment such as communication, collaboration, empathy, patience and responsibility and perseverance. Children begin to form relationships at an early age, we believe it is import...
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Music and Movement

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Our Toddlers at Kids Count Pukekohe love to sing and dance with and alongside each other showing off their fantastic moves. Lately the toddlers have been using their imaginations to make and create their own musical instruments both indoors and outdoors. Dancing and swaying to the rhythm and beat as they busy themselves throughout their day. The ch...
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Our creative Tamariki.

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 Our Toddlers have been having so much fun exploring and participating in lots of creative art activities over the past few weeks. Exploring creative arts not only promotes creativity, it is also extremely important to for each child's individual development. Scribbling with markers and crayons is a skill that sets the foundation for learning ...
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Come and explore with us.

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Welcome to Kids Count Pukekohe Our wonderful outdoor space includes access to a wide range of different natural features such as sand, soil, grass, rocks, nature path walks and beautiful natural shade under the cool shade of our trees. Here at Kids Count Pukekohe we believe in the importance of having an interesting and dynamic outdoor play space w...
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Riding our bikes.

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 We have such a great bike are here at Kids Count Pukekohe it is no wonder the children can't wait to get the bikes out and race around on them together. As they zoom around our park like grounds the children experience different obstacles and gradual levels that really help challenge and extend their gross motor skills and physical skills. Th...
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Face Painting is so much fun.

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 Face painting has become one of our Children's favourite activities to explore here at Kids Count Pukekohe.  The children have a blast as they gather to watch what their peers have chosen to have painted on their face. The children are definitely masters of the moment and love the way it feels as it is being painted on their faces a...
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Relationships - Ngā Hononga

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Our special Friends came to visit from Kids Count Marne Road. We were very excited to welcome them into our environment. As they began to explore their new surroundings on their visit they became very excited to meet the Teachers and some new friends. The children had so much fun playing and building new relationships before we knew it it was ...
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Caring and looking after our Chickens at Kids Count Pukekohe.

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 Our Chickens at Kids Count Pukekohe Our Children have been learning all about the safety and care of our chickens. At kids Count Pukekohe our Tamariki have been learning all about our Chickens. The children are supervised when they are handling our chickens and or feeding them. Part of the awesome learning that we are implementing throughout ...
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Water play and Sand Play our Summer Fun activities.

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 Ask any child under 5 what their favourite activity is, and the chances are, they'll shout out "water play"!  At Kids Count Pukekohe , our teachers enjoy this almost as much as our children, and during the summer months many happy times are spent sprinkling, sloshing, squirting , splashing and laughing as waterplay becomes a focus o...
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Our Magical Environment.

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At Kids Count Pukekohe we view our children as confident, capable learners, Our passionate teachers support and empower children to learn alongside one another. Our spacious park like environment and purpose built rooms reflect a sense of exploration, investigation ,literacy and numeracy and have a rich range of experiences...
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Baking Christmas Cookies.

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 On Wednesday 23rd December for our Christmas Holiday Programme at Kids Count Pukekohe we explored Baking. The older children were lucky enough to make Christmas cookies with Whaea Marg. The children were very excited as they made and decorated their Christmas cookies. They were able to explore many science concepts alongside each other s...
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Kids Count Pukekohe Children's Christmas Party.

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 On Friday the 18th December we celebrated our children's Christmas Party at Kids Count Pukekohe. The weather was great, and the children got to sing and do a short performance for our whanau. There was plenty of kai, drinks, ice blocks, a yummy sausage sizzle to celebrate the coming of togetherness. The bouncy castles were out as well as a ra...
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Exploring and having so much fun together!

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 In the Purerehua room we have been very busy exploring and having so much fun together. Here at Kids Count Pukekohe our wonderful Infant and Toddler room offers an environment that supports your child to feel safe, loved, and secure whilst developing a strong sense of belonging throughout their learning environment. We have wonderful teachers...
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Having fun with the Marble track.

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Today we had some fun with our marble run. The children gathered around Whaea Justine and shared their ideas about how the marble track should be built. The children began to show Whaea Justine all the different pieces of the marble track and what colors of the marble track should be joined together.   As the children worke...
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Physical Activity – Korikori

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The natural process of Early Childhood Learning and development begins with the body. Movement primes the brain for learning, fostering the neural pathways that form the foundations for cognitive, physical, emotional and spiritual learning. Physical activity builds the body for health and wellbeing, the brain for learning and the confidence to face...
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Kids Count Pukekohe Twilight Picnic Evening

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 Kids Count Pukekohe Picnic Evening.  Whanau Involvement - Whanaungatanga On Friday the 27th November Kids Count Pukekohe enjoyed a fabulous Picnic Evening with our Whanau and Tamariki.  What a great evening we had with lots of fun and laughter, sausage sizzle, games, spot prizes, coloring competitions, music, pamper s...
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Our environment - To tātou taiao

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It has never been more important than now to take care of our environment, and here at Kids Count Pukekohe we take great pride in teaching our children to love, respect and care for the world around us.  Our natural environments connect children with nature. We encourage recycling, teach our children about sustainability, and have&nb...
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Exploring the anatomy of apples.

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 Science - Putaiao Here at Kids Count Pukekohe the children in Whaea Phidelia's room have been learning all about apples. The different types of apples you can buy and eat. The children learnt that apples come in many different colours, shapes and sizes. Some apples are sweet, and some apples can be sour. However, the children all agreed that ...
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