Celebrating Matariki
Matariki is the Māori name for the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades. They rise in mid-winter and herald the start of the Māori new...

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Natural Resources for Learning
Natural resources are those resources that we find in our wider world. Natural resources are gifts from Papatūānuku (Mother Earth)...

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Enjoying Music and Movement
A newborn emerges from a world of sound and rhythm, so it’s no wonder that enjoying music and song seems to come naturally to babies and young...

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Science Within The Home
The Ministry of Education notes that through play, Science in the early years allows children to develop a perception of themselves as...

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The Story of Hape and the Great Migration
In ancient times before the great migration across Te Moana Nui a Kiwa to the land of Aotearoa, a hui was held between the tuakana of each whānau....

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Social Interactions
Infants are social beings from birth. They are born ready to engage with those around them and to learn through their interactions with others. A...

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Partnering with Whanau
Getting to know a child also means getting to know and engaging positively with whānau. This can be done by understanding and acknowledging each...

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The Legend of Mauao
There was once a hill with no name who lived on the edge of the Hautere forest. This nameless was a Pononga (slave) to the great chiefly maunga,...

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COVID19 Family Games
Here are 20 different games that families can play within their own outdoor property: 1. Hide and Seek: The general idea is that one person...

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COVID19 Well-being
Children’s well-being is connected to your well-being. Helping children and young people cope with the changes caused by the COVID-19...

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