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Sensory Walkway for Rangiora

2 days ago | Play Centre

Inspired by a blog post shared on their facebook page, members of Rangiora Playcentre recently decided to make a sensory walkway for their centre. With the help of the Playcentre community and...Read More

Being a Playcentre Dad

February 4, 2019 | Play Centre

Traditionally dads have made up a minority of parents on session. Oxford Playcentre dad and centre Co-president, Salvo, is one of many fathers actively changing this. His enthusiasm for...Read More

‘Wrapping about’

February 1, 2019 | Play Centre

Ten-year-old Tessa Marshall is a shining example of the influence Playcentre can have, even long after early childhood has been left behind. This year Tessa has set up a business making and...Read More

What can babies do at Playcentre?

January 27, 2019 | Play Centre

A variety of rich experiences feeds their growth. Babies learn more, and faster than they will at any other time in their lives. They can be included in every area of play – just think about...Read More

Building a garden

January 23, 2019 | Play Centre

Building a garden A community grant from the “Keep Waitakere Beautiful Clean Trust” has helped the new Ranui Playcentre establish a community garden. The grant of $500 has allowed the...Read More

Book Review – A Bigger Digger by Brett Avison

January 19, 2019 | Play Centre

A Bigger Digger by Brett Avison ISBN: 9781742484105 A Bigger Digger is about Bryn and his dog Oscar who find something quite extraordinary while digging behind the shed on his Mums farm. After...Read More

Bikes are more than “just for riding”

January 15, 2019 | Play Centre

Bikes are more than “just for riding”. We love bikes at Playcentre, they build on our tamariki interests such as transporting, imaginary play and they develop their balance and...Read More

Bring the zoo to you

January 10, 2019 | Play Centre

Bring the zoo to you Play ideas: • Animal themed games such as animal bingo, snakes and ladders, animal snap. • Animal themed jigsaw puzzles. • Set up a Pet Store or Vets. • Set up...Read More

Beeswax wrap recipe

January 7, 2018 | Play Centre

Beeswax wrap recipe Ingredients: 100g Beeswax (pellets will melt quicker). 20g Pine rosin. 3 teaspoons Jojoba oil. Squares of light cotton (washed and dried in desired sizes). This recipe...Read More