Discretionary Hours Increase. August 3, 2021. The Ministry of Education has
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Sun Protection Activities On Being Safe in the Sun (songs, art and craft, science, drama etc). Lots of easy to implement ideas for teaching and
Extending play in the sandpit and ways of turning the sandpit into an amazing social hub for learning. Below are practical tips and guidance for teachers and parents on variations to basic sandpit play equipment and changes you can introduce […]
Making Volcanoes with Children. Children find volcanoes intriguing. Here are some key facts and simple information to share with children about volcanoes and geysers, along with a ‘recipe’ for making your very own fun miniature demonstration volcano. Introducing knowledge and […]
Multi-Cultural Activities. Most early childhood education services include bi-cultural elements in their teaching and learning, but with New Zealand becoming an increasingly multicultural country it can be interesting for children to learn about other cultures as well, particularly if there […]
Colouring-in Books in ECE. Back in the 80s and 90s the use of colouring-in books was hotly debated amongst early childhood professionals and a consensus developed that drawing templates and colouring-in books were bad for children. But today, colouring-in books […]
Rhythm Ribbons and Physical Movement. By Bronwyn Norman. Bursting out in the beautiful sunny Autumn/Ngahuru afternoon our tamariki were ready to embrace their environment and interact with each other by choosing materials and playing games. Fuelled by eating a healthy […]