Blog

  • We had a visit from a lovely author. Rebecca Larsen wrote Row, Row, Row Your Waka and came to TKC to share her creation with us.
    Posted: Friday 28 July 2017
  • Two strong themes have emerged in our planning, Matariki and art.

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    Posted: Wednesday 24 May 2017
  • A fun activity for our 4 year olds, encouraging them in turn taking and celebrating others' achievements.
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    Posted: Wednesday 15 March 2017
  • Our School Readiness children (our 4 and overs)have been busy exploring magnets. It has been quite an interest.
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    Posted: Wednesday 22 February 2017
  • As we look towards 2017, which will see all our biggest children heading off to school and our littlest growing bigger every day, we are gathering our plans together for how we are going to challenge and stimulate our tamariki.
    We can't wait to hear all about their holiday adventures!
    Posted: Tuesday 3 January 2017
  • Word Ladders!
    Word Ladders are a super fun way of exploring word families and rhyming. CLICK THROUGH TO SEE HOW WE USE THEM.
    Posted: Thursday 27 October 2016
  • Polaroid Fun in the School Readness Group
    Set the children free with a polaroid camera, and magic happens. CLICK TO READ MORE ABOUT OUR POLAROID ADVENTURE.
    Posted: Thursday 6 October 2016
  • I've been around playdough for a long time, and I'm not gifted in making it personally, HOWEVER, TKC is lucky to have an array of masterful playdough makers as teachers and I have convinced them to share their wonderful recipe. CLICK TO SEE THE MAGIC!
    Posted: Thursday 6 October 2016
  • Benefits of a Mixed Age Centre
    I came across this gorgeous moment last week and I got me pondering some of the benefits of a mixed age centre.

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    Posted: Thursday 18 August 2016
  • It's Beginning to Look Like Spring!
    We've noticed a change in the weather and our activities are getting a little more daring outside. We have had a lot of physical play outside, like ball games and hut making, and lots of fine motor activities like painting. It's been beautiful to be visited by the sun!
    Posted: Tuesday 16 August 2016
  • Playing Together
    We have noticed a very strong interest in helping and supporting each other recently. It's the most wonderfully gorgeous thing.
    The children have been playing beautifully together and the older children have been assisting the younger ones when they get in to tricky situations.
    One of the blessings of a mixed age centre is that our older tamariki can role model to our younger bubs. It is a fantastic and genuine way to learn!
    Our big School Readiness Children are very aware that our little poppets are often right behind them, ready to copy their behaviour, and they use this knowledge wisely.
    Posted: Tuesday 16 August 2016