Here at Central Kids Tokoroa Early Learning Centre we are excited about our chickens. We raised them from hatchlings and now they are fully grown. Our tamariki enjoy feeding them, gathering lunch scraps to take to them in the afternoon and gathering the eggs. We use the eggs in baking and also boil them up for our tamariki to eat in the afternoon. We recently received sponsorship of one bag of food from Farmlands Tokoroa.
We are also excited about how our planting has grown over the year. It is forming a lovely nature area for tamariki to play and we look forward to seeing it grow even more in the coming year and forming a very creative area for social and dramatic play. Our firepit in the middle provides us with fun times of sitting around it singing, telling stories, toasting marshmallows and occasionally cooking sausages.
Our infants and toddlers outside area is adjacent to the older tamariki area. This provides opportunities to see each other at play, form relationships, help with transitions when our littlies turn two and see older and younger siblings meeting up.