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Matariki Celebrations

As part of our EduKids Riverbend Matariki celebrations, we had a very special visit from a lady called Kathy, who did an animated Matariki Puppet show for us! This was such a fun and interactive way to learn a little more about Matariki.We got to meet her puppet Nan, as she shared her knowledge about Matariki […]

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Nurturing Through Nature

At EduKids Riverbend we believe that our children are empowered to nurture through nature. This was shown when we had a lamb in the centre and we captured these lovely images of our tamariki caring for it.    

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Pink Ladies Breakfast

At EduKids Riverbend we had a wonderful turn out for our Pink Ladies Breakfast on Friday and managed to fundraise $107.40 for the NZ Breast Cancer Foundation so thank you to all those who came.  There were lots of smiles and chatter as the children enjoyed having their special ladies stay and enjoy breakfast with them.  Each child made […]

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Tamariki Exploring Autumn Leaves

Tamariki at EduKids Riverbend have been exploring the change in seasons this week noticing how the trees are changing colour and loosing their leaves.  As part of our intentional teaching we introduced an art experience using autumn paint colours and bubble wrap to re-create what they could see.  Our tamariki were very proud of their creations.  

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Water Sustainability

A grey, rainy day at EduKids Riverbend provided an opportunity for our toddlers to explore water sustainability together.  Tamariki had a go using different vessels to catch water, as it drip, drip, dripped from our shade sail overhead.   Next we recycled this water to mix and swirl with cornflour, creating our own gloop!  

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Wheels Day

What awesome fun our tamariki at EduKids Riverbend had on Wheels Day this week as they got to bring their own bikes and scooters from home to the centre.  One of our kaiako built a ramp in the sandpit and tamariki were able to challenge themselves with coordinating their balance as they rode over it.  It […]

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Harvest time at EduKids Riverbend

Our tamariki at Edukids Riverbend have been very involved in caring for and harvesting from our vegie garden.  They enjoy being responsible for watering the plants and checking on them daily to see if we have anything ready to harvest.  Finally it was time to harvest our corn. Our whanau are appreciating the fresh produce […]

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Wheels Day

Recently our toddlers at EduKids Riverbend celebrated a ‘Wheels day’. Bringing along favourite bikes, scooters and wheelchairs from home. We took advantage of our large carpark to enjoy our favourite wheels!  This links to our tamariki’s current interest in ‘transportation’.   The children (and kaiako!) had such fun, and and we hope to do it again!

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Christmas by the ocean

What a beautiful Friday summer’s evening by the ocean, for EduKids Riverbend to celebrate Christmas with the children’s Christmas party!  It was a fantastic evening, joining together, to celebrate this special time of year.  Santa Claus made a starring visit, giving presents to each of the tamariki.  Bubbles, face painting, and of course the Marine Parade playground by […]

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