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Monthly Archives: February 2015

ABC Springlands goes on a Picnic

The families and staff from ABC Springlands recently enjoyed a picnic together in Pollard Park. This was a great opportunity for new families to meet and mix with established families and create new friendships. The picnic was part of our 5+ a day challenge we’ve been involved in throughout February. A core part of the […]

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Kidicorp Rotorua Centres Join Tykes on Trikes

Children from our Rotorua centres were published on the Rotorua Review newspaper. Read below the whole article: As part of the Rotorua Bike Festival, the little ones of our town had a blast riding their bikes on the free obstacle course for under 5-year-olds set up by Sports Bay of Plenty at the Village Green. […]

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First Steps Maich’s Writing Skills

This is Cali from First Steps Maich showing interest in writing her name. We have introduced our literacy clipboards with children’s names. This is for them to write and practice writing their names and to incorporate the Be School Ready programme into their learning and development in readiness for primary school. Here Cali is holding […]

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Red Heart Week at Community Kindy Manurewa

Community Kindy Manurewa took part in a nationwide 5+ A Day Early Childhood Challenge on Friday 13th February. The challenge is to encourage healthy eating of at least five fresh fruit and vegetables each day.  The children participated in activities for the whole week which builds up the excitement for the big day!  Some of […]

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ABC Paraparaumu Produces Own Treaty

ABC Paraparaumu was recently featured on the Kapiti Observer. Read below for the whole article: Preschoolers in Paraparaumu have learned about the Treaty of Waitangi, by signing their own treaty. Teacher Vicki Moyle said the Kauri class at ABC Paraparaumu had learned about the 1840 treaty, and New Zealand culture at the time. They practised […]

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Topkids Lynmore Takes Part in Tykes on Trikes

Mikyla from Topkids Lynmore was recently featured on one of the Rotorua newspapers. Read below the full article: For Mikyla Toc, riding through the ribbons on the finish line rated as her favourite part of the Tykes on Trikes course. The Rotorua 4-year-old was one of almost 300 under 5s who, yesterday, took to the track […]

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Edukids Manukau Visits Butterfly Creek

The children, whanau and staff of Edukids Manukau recently visited Butterfly Creek. First, the children encountered fish and observed their different sizes and how they moved in the water. Next, they saw the farm animals.  The children noticed the different sounds they make and tried to mimic the sounds themselves.  The children then encountered “scary!” reptiles, […]

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Wildlife Tea Party at Edukids Manukau

Recently, the children of Edukids Manukau have been showing an interest in butterflies and dinosaurs so the centre staff decided to throw a wildlife-themed tea party. The children and whanau came in creative wildlife costumes and enjoyed delicious morning tea with pastries and cupcakes contributed by some of the parents. Everyone had a wonderful time […]

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Beach Day at ABC Hokowhitu

ABC Hokowhitu had their annual beach day recently where all of the children and teachers came in their togs ready for some fun in the water, slip n’ slide and sprinklers. The children loved sliding from one end of the water slide to the other and in the under 2’s they had sprinklers and a […]

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Disco Night at Early Years Redwood

The team at Early Years Redwood recently held a disco for the children and their families.  They were lucky enough to get hold of a local schools hall to hold the event and even that food, a DJ and disco lights.  The children, their families and the teachers danced the night away and we even […]

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