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Recycling At It’s Best

We are passionate about recycling at First Steps Kelvin Grove. So that means even the shredded paper gets utalized again. A great learning experience for the children to gain a sense of enjoyment, practicing tossing the paper in the air and trying to catch it. We weren’t sure who was having more fun…the teachers or the […]

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Winter Gifts

We are so lucky here at First Steps Kelvin Grove to have such a loving and caring community. The lovely ladies from the Inner Wheel specifically made and donated some warm beanies and jumpers for our tamariki to wear on cold days. The Inner Wheel are “women in action, working together to make a difference and improve […]

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Football Fun

Today at First Steps Kelvin Grove, we had our first Fun Football session. Adam calls himself the football guy and will be coming each week to teach us new skills. The To̅tara room had such a blast learning some new skills like having football feet when controlling the ball. We also had a go at scoring goals. […]

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Wheels Day

Today at First Steps Kelvin Grove we blocked off our carpark and had a Wheels Day! The children all brought bikes and scooters from home which they could race around the carpark on. We had so much fun riding in the wide open space!  

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Tōtara Room is OPEN at First Steps Kelvin Grove

Our first week in the Tōtora room at First Steps Kelvin Grove has been both exciting and intriguing as we opened new resources and explored our environment.  We discovered the box outside was really big, the sandpit had some cool toys in it including ‘real’ spades and huge diggers. Families are an integral part of […]

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Soap making at First Steps Kelvin Grove

Today at First Steps Kelvin Grove, tamariki enjoyed making soap. First they grated bars of pure soap into a bowl. Grating was a technique that required increased concentration and patience, as it took a long time. Tamariki shared this experience with their peers, demonstrating their social skills as they shared the two graters between themselves. […]

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Super Hero Day

First Steps Kelvin Grove held a ‘Super Hero’ day, where tamariki were invited to dress as their favourite Super Hero. Tamariki enjoyed creating super hero masks and zooming around demonstrating their super magical powers. Tamariki  were delighted to see their teachers had dressed as Super Heroes too!

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Water fun

What an awesome water fun day at First Steps Kelvin Grove! We had two water troughs out. Tor chose to colour one red and Jack chose green. We had the sprinkler going in short bursts which was so much fun. Both Maryon and Nat got wet. Maryon didn’t have a big enough raincoat she was telling me!! […]

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Messy Play Day

The Koru and Kowhai room children at First Steps Kelvin Grove enjoyed the organised messy play day. The lid to the water trough was on the ground with paper and paint for the children to explore. The gloop and slime where a hit with our older tamariki. What a wonderful sensory experience. There are many […]

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