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Power Tools Come To Play

July 30, 2019 | Playcentre

Power Tools Come To Play When children and parents bring their ideas and interests to the Playcentre table, play takes on a life of its own and ‘things can happen!' Stephen O’Connor is a...Read More

How to grow rock (or table) salt crystals

July 11, 2019 | Playcentre

Growing rock (or table) salt crystals Materials Clean cup Rock Salt (or table salt) Hot water Spoon Ruler Fishing wire or thin thread Procedure 1. Pour hot water into the cup. 2. Pour a...Read More

Around the fire

June 19, 2019 | Playcentre

Across New Zealand, different Playcentres have been celebrating Matariki with songs, stories and role-play, sparklers, glow sticks and lanterns, soup, star biscuits and marshmallows. Across all...Read More

Hot scones on a cold day

June 12, 2019 | Playcentre

On a cold rainy day in the Far North it was decided that hot scones should be made. The children washed their hands and the measuring process began. The children showed great skill in turn-taking...Read More

Dispelling five common myths about Playcentre

May 31, 2019 | Playcentre

Child's Play Considering checking out your local Playcentre? Mother of two Heather Lyall dispels five common myths about these parent-led early childhood centres   1. Playcentre is run by...Read More

Park Road Playcentre – Pink Play Party

May 31, 2019 | Playcentre

Park Road Playcentre was a flurry of pink tamariki bopping along at their recent Pink Play Party hosted in support of the Pink Ribbon Appeal. The centre annually hosts an event to help raise...Read More

Mount Albert’s 50th Jubilee

May 30, 2019 | Playcentre

On Sunday the 31st of March 2019, Mount Albert Playcentre warmly welcomed many whānau past and present to the Golden Jubilee. We celebrated our different yet shared memories. We acknowledged how...Read More

In recognition of Debbie Fordyce

May 30, 2019 | Playcentre

Last term, Southland Playcentre and SPACE representatives sadly farewelled Debbie Fordyce. From left, Adele Auld, the other half of Debbie's SPACE facilitation team, Debbie Fordyce, Glenda...Read More