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Book review – Parenting in the Anthropocene

October 3, 2021 | Playcentre

Book review - Parenting in the Anthropocene Part of the Radical Futures series Edited by Emma Johnson Freerange Press   I began reading Parenting in the Anthropocene when Aotearoa was...Read More

Ice, flowers, smash!

September 8, 2021 | Playcentre

Check out this lockdown activity from Glen Innes Playcentre: pick flowers, make ice cubes, add colouring if you wish, and SMASH! This little treasure is wearing her goggles to keep her eyes safe...Read More

Playcentre nature scavenger hunt

August 23, 2021 | Playcentre

We have created a nature scavenger hunt that is perfect for your backyard. This is an opportunity for your tamariki to explore their surroundings while learning and having fun. Sending love and...Read More

A parent’s view on the value of education

July 8, 2021 | Playcentre

“As a Playcentre kid myself, I had always planned on taking my child to Playcentre. Some of my earliest memories were sandpit volcanoes, wooden block towers and playdough taste-testing. To be...Read More

Playhouse inspiration and 50th celebrations

June 28, 2021 | Playcentre

This beautiful playhouse is a legacy project for Omokoroa Playcentre celebrating their 50th Anniversary. Here is what they say about their recent celebrations.  Even the threat of rain...Read More

What can babies do at Playcentre?

June 28, 2021 | Playcentre

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

Outdoor Explorers

June 28, 2021 | Playcentre

Omokoroa Playcentre has recently launched outdoor play sessions. These are proving to be highly successful and a hugely positive addition for their tamariki – and parents alike! Exploring the...Read More