Discretionary Hours Increase. August 3, 2021. The Ministry of Education has
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Mother’s Day – Father’s Day mean different things to different children and families. Essentially it is a celebration of the special person in a child’s life. It can be broadened to be a ‘Special Person’ day – celebrating the female […]
When its time to start preparing for Christmas you will need the information and ideas provided here. Easey peasey Christmas presents for children to make for family and friendsArt and craft activities Children’s Christmas games to playDiscussion on answering children’s difficult […]
Young Children’s Halloween Activities. Halloween is one of the oldest celebrations dating back almost 2000 years. It has caught on in NZ and Australia and many countries outside of the USA. Children will talk about it and ask questions […]
Children’s Diwali ECE Activities. By Karen Miller. Celebrating Diwali or Deepavali, the Indian Festival of Lights is a fun way to bring Indian music and culture into your early childhood service and strengthen links with the Indian diaspora (or scattering […]
“World Teachers’ Day is a chance to acknowledge the dedication and fabulous work of teachers. World Teachers’ Day has been held annually in October since 1994 and commemorates teachers at all levels of the education system and worldwide. UNESCO co-convenes […]
Matariki in Early Childhood Education. This article presents ideas and teaching and learning activities for marking this culturally important event in the curriculum of early childhood education centres and home-based services. In late May or early June, a cluster of seven […]
Recognising Diverse Family Cultural and Religious Beliefs. Central to caring for and educating young children is support of family culture, values and beliefs. But why are some family cultural and religious beliefs and celebrations recognised in an early childhood service […]