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Sharing Kai With Our Firemen and Women

Today was a hive of activity at ABC Greerton as we prepared vegetables to go in our home made soup. Our neighbors the fire women and men from Greerton station which is just next-door came for lunch and there was much to do. Every year we invite our brave fireman and women to share soup and bread […]

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Celebrating Matariki With Whanau and Friends

On the 21st of June ABC Greerton had a Matariki evening for the tamariki and their whānau to come and have a kai with the Kaiako. It was a wonderful evening full of laughter, fun, and korero. Being inclusive of your tamariki and whānau is a core belief here at ABC, and we enjoy being […]

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Baking

Baking at ABC Greerton is a great learning experience. The children all work with and alongside each other and learn to wait for their turn. This was a great learning experience for the children, that supported their self help skills and turn taking. It also promoted verbal communication as they heard their kaiako naming the ingredients […]

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Rainy Day Fun

So what do we do on rainy days here at ABC Greerton for us under twos? One activity is bring the trough inside and filling it with shredded paper. The children love being messy, and this was something we could see that they enjoyed. Shredded paper is great for developing the children’s senses and working […]

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Painting

Here at ABC Greerton we love to offer the children lots of different sensory learning experiences for our under twos.  One way for the the children to explore painting is  through their body movements. The children enjoyed painting at the table or outside in our creative area but today we tried something different. It was […]

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Under Two’s Explore Gloop

The under twos at ABC Greerton enjoy exploring with gloop. Gloop is a great learning experience to develop your senses and to learn about science. We start of with corn flour and add water to make gloop. The children love being able to help their kaiako make it by mixing it all together. Early literacy […]

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Easter Hunt

Over Easter the under twos at ABC Greerton went on an Easter egg hunt. We are lucky here at ABC to back onto a lovely bush area that the children can explore with a teacher. The children all went over with a teacher and worked together to find the eggs. This learning experience was great […]

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Celebrating Healthy Heart Day at ABC Greerton

This year ABC Greerton celebrated healthy heart day with a yummy breakfast of fresh fruit, and “eggy” bread, using the eggs that we collect from our very our chickens. Later that morning we had  balloon races to encourage  physical health. Watch our videos here:    

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ABC Greerton Celebrate the Year of The Dog

This year ABC Greerton celebrated the year of the Dog. We made our own Lanterns and decorated the front entrance with red blossoms and special wind chimes.  By celebrating different cultures our children are able to learn the concepts of cultural identity, places and environment, continuity and change. It is also a useful to explore values such as diversity and […]

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Forest days

Twice a week at ABC Greerton, we spend a whole day in the bush behind us. We start the morning with cooking our morning tea, then going for a bush walk. Later we offer different opportunities or experiences. You can join in water play, painting, the mud kitchen, climbing or continue with exploring within the […]

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