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Chalk it up

April 30, 2020 | Playcentre

If you have local pavements or a driveway try decorating them with chalk paint which is a creative outlet for all tamariki.   The colours get more vibrant as they dry and others who...Read More

Playcentre Journal – weekly online edition

April 29, 2020 | Playcentre

It’s Wednesday! This week’s issue of a previous Playcentre Journal has been released – issue 151.   It includes articles and information about Matariki, Baby Boom, Involving...Read More

Take a look at this masterpiece!

April 27, 2020 | Playcentre

Take a look at this masterpiece!   Painting and finger painting gives babies, toddlers, and kids the opportunity to mix, experiment and create! Plus, it is a relaxing and creative...Read More

Colour Caterpillar experiment

April 24, 2020 | Playcentre

This colour caterpillar experiment is a great example of learning through play. There is an opportunity to learn about science concepts, colour recognition, cause and effect and communication all...Read More

ANZAC biscuit recipe (with diagrams)

April 23, 2020 | Playcentre

Tamariki love hands on cooking activities and tasting their creations! This process recipe has diagrams for each step to help them with following a sequence, counting, and measuring. In addition,...Read More

A message of love and support

April 22, 2020 | Playcentre

The tamariki of Pukekohe Playcentre want to send you all a message of love and support. 💜 💛 Stay strong and safe New Zealand! Kia kaha, kia maia, kia manawanui! #playcentreaotearoa...Read More

Playcentre Journal – weekly online edition

April 22, 2020 | Playcentre

During this unprecedented time, we will be releasing one previous edition of the Playcentre Journal online so that you can enjoy them from the comfort of your home. This week, we are releasing...Read More

Family and dramatic play

April 21, 2020 | Playcentre

We have just posted a fabulous new play idea resource - Family and dramatic play in our Virtual Village. Family and dramatic play offers children opportunities to build social skills and...Read More

Autumn leaves

April 20, 2020 | Playcentre

Autumn is a wonderful time to take a walk and collect leaves. The variety of colours and shapes can be used for sorting, making and imaginary play. Leaves can become food, money or...Read More

Mrs Wishy Washy

April 18, 2020 | Playcentre

We wanted to share this video that one of our amazing centre support workers made for one of her centres. She plays the character ‘Mrs Wishy Washy’ and reads Mrs. Wishy-Washy's Farm by Joy...Read More