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Bugs Bugs Bugs

At ABC Katikati our children and teachers have been focusing on bugs. We have been following children’s interests and extending their interest in bugs using a variety of teaching strategies. Our tamariki have been taking on the leadership role by helping their teachers to set up activities according to their interest in bugs. We have […]

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Nature Play, The Project Way

At ABC Katikati we are extending and deepening our children’s current interests with a project based approach. By carefully observing our children and the resources that they are interacting with, we are able to see developing interests emerge. In our under two room our children are still busy exploring and discovering our revamped natural environment and […]

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Easter

This month ABC Katikati celebrated Easter over a few days. We had an open day at our centre where we invited the community in for a fun filled day, Easter egg hunt and to check out our environment. All of the teachers dressed up in cool costumes and so did the children. The over two year old […]

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Nature Play

In our under two room at ABC Katikati we have been following our children’s interests around nature based play so we have updated our environment to support this. We have purchased new pots and plants along with bringing in treasures from our homes. We have also been using our environment as a resource – we’ve […]

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Exploring with our senses

Check out our under twos children having a blast finger painting today at ABC Katikati. We squirted all different colours on the table and let the children explore. They loved to swirl their fingers around and around as they watched the patterns they were creating. Afterwards we captured their stunning art work on paper for […]

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Baking

At ABC Katikati we like to create a home away from home for our children. So as a part of this we are continually baking with our children. Today I was approached by one of the children and asked if we could do some cooking. Together with some of her friends we checked out what ingredients we […]

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Supporting Each Other at ABC Katikati

At ABC Katikati, we are like one big family.  The teachers, children and families all supporting each other.  At the childcare in the past month the children have been seen helping each other.  The older children supporting the younger children, friends showing empathy, new friendships formed, and social inclusion for new games.  We have had several children go […]

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Flying Kites at ABC Katikati

Today at ABC Katikati it was a very windy day.  We decided to recycle some plastic bags and make kites.  The children helped tie a long piece of string to the handle of the plastic bags.  The childcare centre then became a hive of movement, as the children ran around in an effort to make […]

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Holiday fun

Over the holidays at ABC Katikati we decided to run a holiday programme filled with lots of fun activities. This has been so much fun and all the children have loved getting involved. So far we have had a beach day where everyone wore their togs and beach wear and we set up lots of […]

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Baking with our babies

Today at ABC Katikati in the under twos room we decided it was a great day to do some baking with our tamariki. Here we all are adding our ingredients to the bowl, all the tamariki took turns at adding different ingredients. Then the tamariki all took turns at mixing all of our ingredients together. We then […]

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