All our tamariki have engaged in learning activities related to Mother's Day this month!
In celebration of Father’s Day, we talked about what it is and what we were going to do. Tamariki shared their own thoughts: ‘Making a chocolate cake with my mum!’, ‘I’ll give him something… a present', ‘Giving a hug’, and ‘Making something!”. Then we all discussed what to do together and decided to make DAD necklaces ;) Tamariki had a lot of fun while learning how to use glue guns! They struggled in the beginning, but managed to glue popsicles sticks with a bit of encouragement and support.
We had a wonderful trip thanks to all involved and those that helped us make it possible. The tamariki did so well, adapting to the change of routine, great participation throughout the day in addition staying with/near their adults, following instructions and using their walking feet. We learnt a lot and we look forward to more trips in the future!
Matariki is a celebration of people, culture, language, spirituality and history. It is coming up as a public holiday this month. In light of this cultural event, all our matariki have been invited to a variety of activities (e.g., making traditional kites, paper-crafting stars, and reading books about Matariki).
This month, tamariki participated in a wide variety of art activities: e.g., painting, colouring, and making bracelets. Also, we are so proud that one of our preschoolers won the Chinese New Year colouring competition😉 He coloured a tiger and drew bamboos with paints and pencils in such a creative way! "Creativity" is often considered a talent, but it is a learning disposition that can be fostered through meaningful environments and interactions.