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Mealtimes that matter - what are we offering?

Posted at April 11, 2022

Food for young children can be more than just physical sustenance. We can make mealtimes meaning-full moments that matter in the lives of our tamariki. Food for the belly yes, but also for the heart, and the relationship.

Rather than meals being a h…

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Sleeptimes that are restful - how would I like it?

Posted at February 8, 2022

The early childhood years are years of extraordinary brain growth. At birth, the brain of a pēpi is only about a quarter of the size of their adult brain. By age three that has leapt to 80% of adult size, and by 5 it is almost fully developed at 90%.…

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Looking through a maths lens

Posted at December 3, 2021

Maths in the early years - creating learning and learners

T
amariki are immersed in the world of mathematics, right from their earliest days. It isn't just a school subject that comes later, but something naturally woven into their everyday experiences…

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Does your play-hungry child have access to a play-full space?

Posted at October 29, 2021

Supporting children’s urges and play-patterns

Our homes can be play-havens for tamariki if we understand and allow for their innate play urges. Play is special enough, but when we realise that there are patterns in how all tamariki play, we can see …

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Will you be my friend?

Posted at October 1, 2021

Supporting children through bumps in the relationship road

For young children, friendship is a source of joy, connection, and belonging. It is also the source of significant learning during these early years.

Acquiring friendship skills is a bit l…

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