News for Central Kids Glenshea

Symbols

Children demonstrate an understanding that symbols can be 'read' by others and that thoughts, experiences and ideas can be represented as words, pictures and print. Te Whāriki – p. 42  

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Exploring with Paint

Children were having a wonderful time trying new things out, exploring and playing with ideas and materials and collaborating with other children. They are experiencing an environment where their play is valued as meaningful learning and the importance of spontaneous … Continue reading

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Wet Weather

Our children have been enjoying the wet weather. With our wet weather gear, children are able to explore and experiement with wai/water, which develops and heightens an awareness of senses; particularly touch.

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Engaging with the Arts

Children have been very engaged with the arts. They discover different ways to be creative and expressive.  Using a wide range of materials and modes | he kōrero auaha. Evidence of leraning and development is, children demonstrate skills and confidence … Continue reading

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Exploring an Interest

At Central Kids Glenshea, children are provided opportunities to demonstrate ability to pursue an interest or project for a sustained period of time. (Te Whāriki, 2017 – page 47. Exploration)

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Increasing Self Confidence

Our children are really enjoying taking risks using their bodies. The teachers have noticed that encouraging these children to give anything a go by using their bodies has definitely increased personal self-confidence of what they can and cannot do yet. … Continue reading

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Sensory Fun

The urge to play and experiment in water is very strong and so on a rainy day our children make the most of a huge puddle, and the rain water in the trough.   Using all the senses and imagination … Continue reading

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Enclosing

Children have been very busy playing through enclosing. From making huts inside and outside, has extended to making a couple of teepees in the playground. The children are learning to work together, solve their own problems and work with a … Continue reading

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Fun in the Mud !!!

Children are enjoying the mud pit as we have had a lot of rain. We also have a new kitchen for the mud that the children are really having fun with. It is great to see children being spontaneous and … Continue reading

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Polydrons

The children have been enjoying working together or on their own using the magnetic polydrons. Children are developing their independence as they are offered opportunities to develop relationships with peers.   Manipulative play provides opportunities for individual, parallel or co-operative … Continue reading

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