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Manaakitanga in ECE

Mā te huruhuru, ka rere te manu. Adorn the bird with feathers, so it can fly. (Whakataukī – Māori proverb) At Play Learn Grow early childcare education centre we have a number of kaiako (teachers) with māori whakapapa (ancestry). This is why we are so passionate about Te Whāriki. He Whāriki Mātauranga mō ngā Mokopuna […]

Benefits of Clay

At Play Learn Grow, Kaiako provide clay for the children to explore, manipulate and experiment. This gives them the opportunity to be creative and understand concepts of shapes, colours, numbers, letters and form whilst having lots of fun.  Activity set up: For this activity set up, we have dry clay, bowl of water, wooden rollers, […]

Setting a creative environment

Setting a creative environment in Early Childhood, will empower our tamariki through Play by exploring and putting their imagination into action, and strengthens the emotions during and after transitions. Tamariki can experiment and be introduced to working in groups to share and use materials together in new and innovate ways. This will create and develop […]

Benefits of reading to our tamariki

Our tamariki absolutely love reading. If we continue to read books to them while they are young, we are making it fun and hopefully starting a love for reading. There are so many books that you can find, that your tamariki would love. There are many benefits that our tamariki will learn from reading. While […]

Benefits of keeping our tamariki active

If you think about it, our tamariki are very active. They are always running, jumping, dancing, and moving about all of the time. Keeping them active now while they’re young and doing fun workouts and games, there is a high chance that they will continue to include this in their day to day routine as […]

Easy cooking activities for toddlers

10 easy cooking activities your kids will love!   At Play Learn Grow our teachers are experts at getting creative, having fun and providing messy play environments for our tamariki.    It is much easier in our West Auckland ECE environment where we have the resources, the space and plenty of patience!  But there are also […]

It’s Another Lockdown (parody song)

We are in Alert Level 3 so another lockdown for COVID-19 for our mighty city of 1.7 million people. If you want some light hearted relief, take a look at this amusing coronavirus parody of Europe’s The Final Countdown song: We are hoping this helps you a little with your time at home!