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Sharing Joys of Nature

2 days ago | Playcentre

There are so many ways to foster a love of nature in your child, and to model to the other children and adults at Playcentre. Plan a day where the collage table is stocked entirely with natural...Read More

Kale Chips

April 8, 2019 | Playcentre

All the mums were quite excited to try this often talked about ‘super food’ and the tamariki, as always, were keen to get involved in some cooking. Noah (4) really enjoyed the sensation of...Read More

Bring the zoo to you

April 4, 2019 | Playcentre

If your little one is infatuated with zoo animals here are some play ideas for them.  • Animal themed games such as animal bingo, snakes and ladders, animal snap. • Animal themed jigsaw...Read More

Book Review – Just One More

March 26, 2019 | Playcentre

Just One More Written by Joy Cowley Illustrated by Gavin Bishop This is a delightful collection of whimsical stories and tall tales for four to six year olds from the inimitable Joy Cowley....Read More

15 March 2019

March 17, 2019 | Playcentre

We at Playcentre Aotearoa express our deepest condolences to the families, friends and communities who have been affected by the events in Christchurch on Friday. It is difficult to know what to...Read More

Building a Car

March 12, 2019 | Playcentre

When it comes to play, Isabel (3) sits in the driving seat - and she has a team of supportive, enthusiastic adults at her side, including her dad. Playcentre bubbles with interesting, vibrant...Read More

Children’s Day – Te rā o ngā Tamariki

February 28, 2019 | Playcentre

Spend time with your tamariki this Children's Day - Te rā o ngā Tamariki, Sunday 3 March 2019. Here are some ideas for activities for pre-schoolers Talk about the meaning of Children's...Read More

Sensory Walkway for Rangiora

February 20, 2019 | Playcentre

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 | Playcentre

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 | Playcentre

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