News for Central Kids Dinsdale

A Simple Box

A simple box leads to a whole world of learning……… Fine Motor Development – when drawing/painting or adding to this prop Hand-Eye Coordination – opening and closing motions Body Control – getting their bodies in and out Language Development – … Continue reading

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Music

Tamariki at Taapuka Akoranga o Dinsdale learn about musicality and practice their singing skills in te reo Māori and English.

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Sandpit Learning

At Tāpuke Akoranga o Dinsdale our under two tamariki enjoy learning in the sandpit all year round. Exploring Papatūānuku, developing their fine and gross motor skills, as well as extending their imaginations.  

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Winter & Wet Weather

Winter and wet weather brings different learning. Tamariki at Central Kids Dinsdale ELC in Hamilton connect with, and learn about the benefits of nature and all that Papatūānuku has to offer. Our rain jackets provide enjoyment and outside learning in … Continue reading

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Learning with Cooking

Tamariki love to get involved with baking and cooking.  It is even more special for tamariki when we have whānau involvement. Recently the Central Kids Dinsdale tamariki have made lots of different things including: crock pot bread, chocolate pudding and … Continue reading

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Exploring Natural Resources

Pēpi at Tapuke Akoranga o Dinsdale in Hamilton enjoy exploring all the natural resources on offer – water being a favourite! Here tamariki use all their senses to explore – touch, sound, sight, smell and taste. Other natural items for … Continue reading

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Old Technology Promotes New Learning

Tamariki at Tāpuke Akoranga o Dinsdale experiment with a typewriter. In this play, tamariki are learning about communication through print. This play helps them recognise and use letters of the alphabet, as well as, formulate their own working theories (ideas) … Continue reading

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Creating Books

At Central Kids Dinsdale ELC we believe that by providing tamariki with the resources and open ended opportunities they will learn and create. Here tamariki engage in literacy as they create their own books.    

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Christmas Celebrations

Tamariki at Central Kids Dinsdale had Māui and Rāwhiti join them for their Christmas Celebrations. After much trickiness, fun and laughter, Māui retold the story of how he captured the sun.  He even had a little something special in his … Continue reading

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Diwali Celebrations

Tamariki learnt about other cultures as we celebrated Diwali (Festival of Light) with henna, traditional dancing and kai. We'd especially like to thank those whānau members who donated their time and yummy kai in order to make our day celebratory … Continue reading

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