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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Ice Excavation

At First Steps Frankton, our tamariki have been getting creative using some inspiration from our Bright Ideas for Young Minds book recently. Today we did a bit of Ice Excavation – and what better time to play with some ice than in this hot weather! As the ice has melted throughout the day the children have discovered […]

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Taking a Look at Their Natural World

ABC Oamaru focus at the moment is The Natural World Te Ao Maarama. We have also been lucky enough to be donated three trays worth of New World Little Gardens from one of our families. One day after lunch we thought it would be a great time to plant some seeds. We gathered the trays of Little […]

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Aloha

EduKids Papatoetoe are having a blast this summer. We’ve just enjoyed a fabulous  Hawaiian Luau party. We had children and teachers beautifully dressed in bright, colourful, flowery, printed outfits. We danced to the tunes of Hawaiian music and had a water play beach party in our outdoor area. Brightly coloured fruit and iceblocks added extra fun […]

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Wellbeing’s number one

What an awesome day we had at First Steps Maich despite the heat! Our happy and engaged tamariki are learning all about physical literacy in preschool and our independent toddlers are engrossed in their own areas of play set up by teachers. To support our Hauora (wellbeing) initiative we have been implementing a variety of fun physical activities to keep […]

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BMX Club – All Welcome!

With a BMX track just down the road from our centre and a biking expert on our teaching team, ABC Paraparaumu decided to set up our very own BMX club. We’ll be learning all of the essential skills and techniques for BMX riding and racing. The ABC Paraparaumu BMX club has a planned programme which starts […]

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Hopping to it

One very hot day we decided to spend some time inside and get our children at ABC Botany involved in fun learning experience. We made a hopscotch using masking tape and wrote numbers inside the boxes. The children sat very patiently and waited for their turn. We went through some rules about hopping on the numbers starting […]

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Get dancing

We had the lovely Miss Melody from one of our local dance schools join us today at TopKids Totara. The children had a great time dancing and jumping to lively music with ribbons and hula hoops. This all ties in with one of our goals of promoting active movement in the centre and at home.  

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Fun with Under 2’s

At First Steps Brooklyn, we have variety of activities for our under two’s. Our babies are given the to opportunity to try out our challenging environment.    

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Messy Play Day

This week the children at Community Kindy Richmond had a MESSY PLAY day, where lots of messy experiences were available to explore. Children explored with the senses and had lots of fun with resources such as finger paint, gloop, shaving foam, playdough and water. Children develop their communication skills as they discussed experiences with their […]

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Tina visits

We were very lucky to have Tina the paramedic visit First Steps Donny today with her ambulance. Tina talked to us about what an ambulance ui, why we need one, how to contact one and what a paramedic and ambulance does in an emergency situation. The children learnt about the equipment that the ambulance has on […]

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