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December 2023 - Christmas party

The festivities began with face painting, where each child was transformed into a festive character: a Christmas tree, a snowman, Christmas ornaments and even a Santa hat. The feast served on the tables was wonderful, and we all enjoyed the delicious food. The children - and adults - were giggling while watching Popcorn the Clown's show!

After the show we heard jingle bells and the playground quieted, and Santa walked in wearing a red coat and hat! When their names were called, the children's eyes widened, and they all smiled brightly and were excited at the gifts Santa gave them.

Thank you to all the parents and families who joined us for the party - it was a great night!
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December 2023 - Christmas party
The festivities began with face painting, where each child was transformed into a festive character: a Christmas tree, a snowman, Christmas ornaments and even a Santa hat. The feast served on the tables was wonderful, and we all enjoyed the delicious food. The children - and adults - were giggling while watching Popcorn the Clowns show!
After the show we heard jingle bells and the playground quieted, and Santa walked in wearing a red coat and hat! When their names were called, the childrens eyes widened, and they all smiled brightly and were excited at the gifts Santa gave them.
Thank you to all the parents and families who joined us for the party - it was a great night!Image attachmentImage attachment+Image attachment

The natural environment and wider world – Our tamariki love exploring the outside environment and are natural explorers, curious about what is happening around them. The tamariki enjoy digging in the garden, searching for living creatures that they can carefully observe, and watch wiggle around the environment. This gives tamariki the opportunity to make sense of their worlds, by inquiring into, research, explore and modify working theories about the natural world.
Through intentional teaching practices, we foster our tamariki interest and curiosity to further develop their knowledge and understanding about the importance of living creatures in our environment and the responsibility we have to protect and take care of them (being kaitiaki).
We also had two visitors at HeadStart last month – two very curious ducks. The tamariki enjoyed observing them from a far and feeding them small bits of bread and birdseed. The ducks visited us nearly every day, what an exciting time for everyone!
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The natural environment and wider world – Our tamariki love exploring the outside environment and are natural explorers, curious about what is happening around them. The tamariki enjoy digging in the garden, searching for living creatures that they can carefully observe, and watch wiggle around the environment.  This gives tamariki the opportunity to make sense of their worlds, by inquiring into, research, explore and modify working theories about the natural world.  
Through intentional teaching practices, we foster our tamariki interest and curiosity to further develop their knowledge and understanding about the importance of living creatures in our environment and the responsibility we have to protect and take care of them (being kaitiaki). 
We also had two visitors at HeadStart last month – two very curious ducks. The tamariki enjoyed observing them from a far and feeding them small bits of bread and birdseed.  The ducks visited us nearly every day, what an exciting time for everyone!Image attachmentImage attachment+5Image attachment

Our tamariki were super resourceful outside and used the wooden beams, and large bus seats to create their own playground equipment. They made seesaws, slides, and balance boards. These spontaneous play moments encourage tamariki to explore and experiment with a variety of materials, nurturing their problem-solving abilities, co-operative skills, and love for the wider environment. Our tamariki had the opportunity to practice their gross motor skills, gaining confidence and control of their bodies, using the play equipment they created. Ka pai tamariki ma.
Te Whāriki states the importance of tamariki as critical thinkers, problem solvers and explorers. Tamariki develop an understanding that trying things out, exploring, playing with ideas and collaborating with others are important and valued ways of learning (Mana Aotūroa/ Exploration).
#socialplay #socialdevelopment #childrenconstructionplay #creativityeveryday #socialskillsforkids #childrenconstruction #socialskills #childrenproblemsolving #childrenbuildingstuff #friendship #headstart #hobsonvillechildcare #creativity #childcare #ECE #earlychildhood #multiagecentre #outdoorplay
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Our tamariki were super resourceful outside and used the wooden beams, and large bus seats to create their own playground equipment. They made seesaws, slides, and balance boards. These spontaneous play moments encourage tamariki to explore and experiment with a variety of materials, nurturing their problem-solving abilities, co-operative skills, and love for the wider environment. Our tamariki had the opportunity to practice their gross motor skills, gaining confidence and control of their bodies, using the play equipment they created. Ka pai tamariki ma. 
Te Whāriki states the importance of tamariki as critical thinkers, problem solvers and explorers. Tamariki develop an understanding that trying things out, exploring, playing with ideas and collaborating with others are important and valued ways of learning (Mana Aotūroa/ Exploration). 
#socialplay #socialdevelopment #childrenconstructionplay #creativityeveryday #socialskillsforkids #childrenconstruction #socialskills #childrenproblemsolving #childrenbuildingstuff #friendship #headstart #hobsonvillechildcare #creativity #childcare #ECE #earlychildhood #multiagecentre #outdoorplayImage attachmentImage attachment+3Image attachment

Fostering children’s sense of agency can be explored in multiple ways. When children have a sense of agency, they feel more in control of themselves and develop an understanding of their influence on the people and spaces around them. Taking care of our environment and wider world can foster a child’s sense of agency and develop responsibility. Participating and contributing to looking after the resources they play with, helps children develop a sense of responsibility and ownership of their place in our centre – taking care of our equipment means it will last longer, look nicer and be available for future children who join our centre to enjoy.
#socialplay #socialdevelopment #lookingaftertheplanet #environment #headstart #hobsonvillechildcare #childcare #ECE #earlychildhood #multiagecentre #waterplay
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Fostering children’s sense of agency can be explored in multiple ways. When children have a sense of agency, they feel more in control of themselves and develop an understanding of their influence on the people and spaces around them. Taking care of our environment and wider world can foster a child’s sense of agency and develop responsibility. Participating and contributing to looking after the resources they play with, helps children develop a sense of responsibility and ownership of their place in our centre – taking care of our equipment means it will last longer, look nicer and be available for future children who join our centre to enjoy.
#socialplay #socialdevelopment #lookingaftertheplanet #environment #headstart #hobsonvillechildcare #childcare #ECE #earlychildhood #multiagecentre #waterplayImage attachmentImage attachment+5Image attachment

Swimming lessons are back for Term four at Hilton Brown. Tamariki enjoy learning to be water safe and water confident as well as learning to play a wide range of games, blow bubbles, look underwater, and most importantly mastering different water skills and techniques to help boost their self-esteem and confidence. A special thank you to our awesome swim instructors. Our tamariki love learning from you each week.
Mana Aotūroa/ Exploration: They gain confidence in and control of their bodies. Moving confidently and challenging themselves physically.
#swimminglessonsforkids #hiltonbrownswimschool #swimminglessonssavelives #swimminglessons #hiltonbrownswimminghobsonville #openendedplay #physicalhealth #grossmotorskillsdevelopment #grossmotordevelopment #grossmotorskills #grossmotorskill #grossmotoractivity #hiltonbrownswimming #hiltonbrownhobsonville #hobsonvillechildcare #childcare #earlychildhood #multiagecentre #waterplay
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Swimming lessons are back for Term four at Hilton Brown. Tamariki enjoy learning to be water safe and water confident as well as learning to play a wide range of games, blow bubbles, look underwater, and most importantly mastering different water skills and techniques to help boost their self-esteem and confidence. A special thank you to our awesome swim instructors. Our tamariki love learning from you each week. 
Mana Aotūroa/ Exploration: They gain confidence in and control of their bodies. Moving confidently and challenging themselves physically. 
#swimminglessonsforkids #hiltonbrownswimschool #swimminglessonssavelives #swimminglessons #hiltonbrownswimminghobsonville #openendedplay #physicalhealth #grossmotorskillsdevelopment #grossmotordevelopment #grossmotorskills #grossmotorskill #grossmotoractivity #hiltonbrownswimming #hiltonbrownhobsonville #hobsonvillechildcare #childcare #earlychildhood #multiagecentre #waterplayImage attachmentImage attachment+5Image attachment

Crossroads
Today we created an obstacle course for a slightly different purpose. Typically, when creating an obstacle course, we create different obstacles so children can progress according to their abilities. Today, however, we have created several easy obstacle courses connected by intersections. We wanted the kids to have the opportunity to start in multiple directions instead of just one and develop the skills to deal with situations when they meet each other at a crossroads.

Many children have been interested in and involved in this obstacle course. At first, after experiencing the obstacle course, the children tended to find their favourite course and repeat it. Children who preferred the same course worked together as a group. When meeting other children at the crossroads, they showed new skills , such as yielding priority to each other or turning in the opposite direction by making good use of the multi-directional obstacle course.
#childrenconstruction #socialplay #creativityeveryday #socialskills #socialskillsdevelopment #socialskillsforkids #childrenbuilding #childrenconstructionplay #socialdevelopment #friendshipgoals #ChildrenFriendship #perceptualmotorskills #grossmotorskillsdevelopment #grossmotorskill #grossmotorplay #hobsonvillechildcare #headstart #creativity #childcare #ECE #earlychildhood #multiagecentre #outdoorplay
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Crossroads
Today we created an obstacle course for a slightly different purpose. Typically, when creating an obstacle course, we create different obstacles so children can progress according to their abilities. Today, however, we have created several easy obstacle courses connected by intersections. We wanted the kids to have the opportunity to start in multiple directions instead of just one and develop the skills to deal with situations when they meet each other at a crossroads.
Many children have been interested in and involved in this obstacle course. At first, after experiencing the obstacle course, the children tended to find their favourite course and repeat it. Children who preferred the same course worked together as a group. When meeting other children at the crossroads, they showed new skills , such as yielding priority to each other or turning in the opposite direction by making good use of the multi-directional obstacle course.
#childrenconstruction #socialplay #creativityeveryday #socialskills #socialskillsdevelopment #socialskillsforkids #childrenbuilding #childrenconstructionplay #socialdevelopment #friendshipgoals #childrenfriendship #perceptualmotorskills #grossmotorskillsdevelopment #grossmotorskill #grossmotorplay #hobsonvillechildcare #headstart #creativity #childcare #ECE #earlychildhood #multiagecentre #outdoorplayImage attachmentImage attachment+6Image attachment
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