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The thriving lockdown

5 hours ago | Playcentre

The thriving lockdown  By a compulsively active parent, Miriam Walker    When Covid-19 upended our lives my family was already anticipating a big transition. Mr five’s well-formed...Read More

Shadow art

2 days ago | Playcentre

Drawing with light and shadow is a fun and informative activity for our tamariki. It helps them look at things from a new perspective, observing the different shapes created by sunlight at...Read More

Fostering friendship

March 16, 2020 | Playcentre

This year Playcentre Open Week's theme is friendship. This is a heart-warming story about two mothers who found their village through Playcentre. "Centaine and I have so much in common - we’re...Read More

Playcentre in the park

March 12, 2020 | Playcentre

Playcentre in the Park On Sunday 8th March six Playcentres from Northland arranged "Playcentre in the Park". Parklands Kamo, Onerahi, Tutukaka Coast, Titoki, Totara Grove and Horahora Playcentre...Read More

Literacy in nature

February 17, 2020 | Playcentre

Literacy in nature literacyˈlɪt(ə)rəsi/noun the ability to read and write. “tests of literacy and numeracy” synonyms:ability to read and write, reading/writing ability, reading/writing...Read More

Our pepeha our place

February 14, 2020 | Playcentre

Our pepeha our place Tēna koutou katoa ngāwhānu o Playcentre Aotearoa Ko Ohuiarangi te maunga Ko Te Wai o Taiki te moana Ko Tainui te waka Ko Ngai Tai te iwi Ko Bucklands Beach...Read More

The magic of heuristic play

February 7, 2020 | Playcentre

Rosalind Potter was surprised at the amount of plastic toys in the world that had limited outcomes.  Inspired by a desire to encourage mokopuna to use their imagination, she created Imagine Box...Read More

Blast off!

December 17, 2019 | Playcentre

It was a fun-filled, festive and stellar day as families from Howick, Pakuranga Rahihi, and Cockle Bay Playcentres joined forces to represent the Playcentre Aotearoa at this year’s Ho Ho Howick...Read More

Carpentry Goals!

November 29, 2019 | Playcentre

Tamariki and adults from Awakeri Playcentre have loved spending time in their brand new carpentry area. They would like to say a big thank you to Rhys for his excellent building skills and the...Read More