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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Learning about Dental Care

Last week TopKids Totara had Annette from the Taupo District Health Board come and explain to our children the importance of looking after their teeth. The children responded really positively and all of them had the knowledge of when to brush and how to do it properly. Annette kindly stayed after her talk to catch parents […]

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Visiting Kapiti Marae

This morning ABC Raumati were privileged to be able to take a group of our tamariki, along with their whanau for a visit to Kāpiti Marae, at Kāpiti College.  We gathered in the carpark then made our way around to the Waharoa, with the Tane in front and the Wahine at the back.  Matua Paora […]

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New over two playground

Our over Twos’ playground at TopKids Waihi Road is beginning to take shape. Our water feature is nearly complete, the fake grass has been laid, our real grass has been ordered and is on its way, and our board walk is taking shape. The builders are beginning to create our garden space and we would […]

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Music programme

First Steps Palmerston North has specialist teachers in many areas of the ECE curriculum. Their music programme recently featured in BrightStart Magazine. Read the article here .

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Holiday fun

At ABC Paraparaumu the teachers organised some fun experiences for the children during the school holidays. In the preschool room, the children enjoyed tie dying and explored different techniques, patterns and colour mixing. They also had fun making fruit and vegetable people. In the toddler room they had a dress up day. There were lots […]

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Visiting Melrose Rest Home

The children in the under two’s room at TopKids Waihi Road have been busy making cakes for the residents at Melrose Rest Home. On Monday the children went for a walk to deliver their baked goods. Along the way the children took in the sights of Melrose’s rest home ground, where they have a beautiful patch of […]

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Gyminis

On Thursday it was our first Gyminis session at TopKids Waihi Road for the term. Gyminis is a fun and interactive programme, which develops children’s confidence in a wide range of motor skills. During the session children are able to explore a range of equipment, that support balance, co-ordination, safe climbing and turn taking. Children […]

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PJ Day

At ABC Greerton, on the last Friday of every month we celebrate with a family breakfast and a special theme. This month we had a PJ day. Even the staff get into the theme of things.

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Living Eggs

We were so excited to have living eggs come to the centre on Monday the 3rd of July. We began talking to the children about the chickens coming the week before they arrived and there was a lot of excitement! Our parents have been just excited as the children and we couldn’t wait to meet […]

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Visiting Willard Rest Home

At ABC Palmerston North we really enjoy our weekly visits to Willard Rest Home! Today we had a parachute party and we shared some funny stories with the residents. Today many of the residents came to join in as they all really look forward to our visits and according to the Willard staff, they talk […]

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