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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The Journey of Kiwa and Paoa
In ancient times a great canoe named the Horouta was part of the great migration. It was captained by Kiwa and Pāoa. The Horouta landed at...

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Respectful Practice
Children need to experience gentle and respectful interactions during all care times. Care times need to be individualized to meet the needs and...

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Developing Competence
Emmi Pickler was a Hungarian paediatrician who introduced new theories of infant education, and put them into practice at...

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Tenets of Te Tiriti o Waitangi
At Nurtured at Home we are exploring treaty-based practice which reflect the tenets of Te Tiriti o Waitangi of Partnership, Participation and...

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The Patupaiarehe of Pirongia Mountain
On the top of Pirongia Maunga, live Patupaiarehe – the fairies.  It is believed that Patupaiarehe have magical powers. Patupaiarehe are...

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Supermarket Visits
Supermarkets are busy and exciting places and can be a bit too busy and exciting for a little person to cope with. Shopping can be a bit much...

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Learning About Emotions
Young children may feel stress as a result of fear and other unpleasant emotional experiences. When this happens too often, it can have a negative...

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