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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Rainbow Day

  At First Steps Mt Maunganui, we decided to have a rainbow day where our tamariki and kaiako could come dressed up in their favourite colours, multi colours, and wacky hair styles. Our tamariki just loved dressing up and their little faces just lit up with excitement when they came into the centre and discovered […]

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Prehistoric Fascination

A fascination of Dinosaurs has hit TopKids Lemon Street.  In both rooms children are eating, sleeping and breathing dinosaurs.  Our budding paleontologists can identify each and every dinosaur and they know what they eat and all the other fun facts.  Their level of dinosaur knowledge is just astounding. The centre has been a dinosaur haven, […]

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Pipes and Play

A huge thanks to Iplex pipes from First Steps Railway Rd for the pipes and connector donation. The children have made great use of them and have had many meaningful learning experiences and lots of valuable learning has occurred.  The children thanked IPLEX by making a cake and delivering it to them.

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Ambulance visits

Arya’s mum works on the ambulance so was only too happy to show the children at ABC Wigram what she does. We were extremely lucky to have her, Arya, and Hoani bring the ambulance to Preschool this morning. We got to see that the stretcher has a seatbelt to keep patients safe while travelling, and […]

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Visiting Taitua Arboretum

At Community Kindy Greenwood we want to give children the experience of a Bush Kindy. Once a month we take children out on an excursion where the children can enjoy exploring the nature and the things in it. Last month the children visited the Taitua Arboretum. The children engaged in feeding animals, exploring different plants, […]

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Visiting the Library

TopKids Mangorei took a trip on the bus to the Pukeariki Library to find some pukapuka about farm animals. Currently our planning for our tamariki in the Kaitake room is around animals. In particular, pets and farm animals and learning about their sounds, what they eat and what they look like. This is all is […]

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Olympics

At Community Kindy Greenwood, the teachers and the children had planned some cool games and fun activities for the tamariki. Despite the odd weather conditions, the tamariki in the centre participated in various games like target shooting, obstacle course, high jump, long jump, noodle fight, racing and shot put. After the games, we organised a […]

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BIG Heart Day

First Steps Maich’s BIG Heart Day, as part of our Haoura initiative, proved to be a great success with teachers and children dressing up, raising funds and learning about how to keep ourselves, especially our hearts, healthy. We managed to raise $240 for the NZ Heart Foundation and will be presenting the money to them […]

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Holi

We celebrated the Festival of Colours – Holi at Community Kindy Greenwood. It was a pleasure to see our amazing whanau join us in the celebration. We did some decorations and our teachers prepared some kai. After morning tea, all of us went outside and played with coloured powder and paint. The tamariki sprinkled coloured […]

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