What does my child need to succeed?
We all want our children to succeed in life. Your idea of what success looks like might be a happy child, someone else might think success is a child that is learning to their full potential and [...]
A simple children’s favourite at Our Kids Mataki Way. I have parents asking me about this recipe regularly. Good for school boxes and very quick and easy to make. Can substitute blueberries with [...]
Why should we practice yoga with our children?
Covid-19 has had a huge impact on the way we are currently living our day to day lives. Our ‘lack of control’ over the current situation and uncertainty about the future has caused many of us to [...]
KO NGĀ KUPU ME TE WAIATA O TE WIKI: Te Tinana
This weeks words relate to the body, alongside an encouragement song, Kai Pai! Te Tinana - the Body Mahunga/ ūpoko Head Pakahiwi Shoulder Uma Chest Tuarā Back Puku Stomach Hope Hip Waewae [...]
This is an easy fun recipe to do with your kids on ANZAC day. Have a read of Anita's post on making ANZAC Day meaningful for children for more ideas. This recipe will make approximately 12 [...]
Making ANZAC day meaningful for young children
Acknowledging ANZAC day is about building young children’s understanding of the traditions, facts and folklore of ANZAC Day and many real-life stories. It is about creating anniversaries that [...]
KO NGĀ KUPU ME TE WAIATA O TE WIKI: NGĀ TAE
Ngā Tae - Colours Mā White Whero Red Kikorangi Blue Kōwhai Yellow Kākāriki Green Karakaraka Orange Parauri Brown Tawa Purple Kiwikiwi Grey Pango Black Hiriwa [...]
Leadership in an Early Childhood Education Context during times of uncertainty
COVID-19 has triggered a humanitarian crisis of global proportions, with thousands of lives disrupted daily. Sadly, we are not nearing the end of the crisis. In my day to day, I enjoy being in a [...]
KO NGĀ KUPU ME TE WAIATA O TE WIKI
Words and Song of the Week Kia ora – Hi, hello, thank you (literally - be well) Tēnā koe – Greeting one person Tēnā koutou – Greeting a group Ka kite – See you [...]
Why is Te reo Māori used at my child’s preschool?
Te reo Māori holds unique status as the indigenous language of Aotearoa, New Zealand. It is also an official language of Aotearoa. The early childhood curriculum, Te Whāriki, is a bilingual and [...]