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Loose Parts

At Central Kids Ngā Ririki ELC in Kawerau, loose parts is part of everyday life. We are always looking out for interesting objects for children to use. Children can use objects to transport, stack and create their own games with. … Continue reading

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New Teacher Aide | Jess Oudt

Kia ora everyone, My name is Jess and I will be the new teacher aide at Ngā Ririki ELC as from Monday, 15th May. I have recently moved from the South Island to the beautiful Bay of Plenty.  So far … Continue reading

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Textures

Bryar is enjoying the texture of clay.

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Rain!

The best natural resource around!

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Best Wishes

Kia ora  Merry Christmas everybody from Ngā Ririki Early Learning Centre in Kawerau. We wish you a safe and happy holiday!

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Challenges

Mina Maria is challenging herself on the planks. Teachers are watchful, encouraging and giving her plenty of space to explore.  Knowing when to step in and out of children's play is vital and this is especially true with infants and … Continue reading

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Kawerau Woodskills Festival

This weekend is the Kawerau Woodskills Festival and the children from Central Kids Ngā Ririki has exhibited some of their art. Today the children walked down to see their art displayed and talk to the public about their work with … Continue reading

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Freedom to Move & Investigate

Indie is enjoying the freedom to move and investigate. Infants and toddlers are highly competent beings and are able to set learning goals just as well as older children. Very young babies are given plenty of space and interesting objects … Continue reading

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Team Work in Action

These children are negotiating and discussing the best way to move as many people on the parachute as possible. The teachers did not get involved in any of these plans other than to encourage and observe. The children accepted Rikihana … Continue reading

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Communication

We listen intently and carefully when children share ideas about their work, we then have opportunities to help with language development and introduce interesting new words where possible. Visual art as a form of communication is given high priority at … Continue reading

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