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Learning through play professional development

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Our Hamilton-based Visiting Teachers, Lyn and Leanne, ran a very successful “learning through play” workshop at Kids at Home’s regional office recently. Wow – our learning stories and Storypark posts will be looking and sounding fabulous after our discussions around the hundreds of ways our educators contribute to the children’s learning! This is one of…

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When Kids at Home went to the miniature trains

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We had an awesome adventure recently at the miniature trains at the Leamington Domain in Cambridge. The children had a wonderful time learning about the trains and how they work – they all got to take lots of rides on the trains and many of them had the opportunity to toot the horn! The weather was…

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The benefits of baking with children

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Don’t be afraid to get stuck into some easy baking activities with your children at home. There are some huge benefits of involving your child in the processes of baking, here are a few: *Mathematics and science* – influences​ such as measurement, counting, talking about the ingredient interactions *Literacy* – following a recipe and learning that the symbols (numbers, letters,…

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The learning behind music …

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Over the term we have been enjoying rhythm and movement. The children are gaining confidence moving to music and exploring beat and flow with instruments such as drums, rakau and poi, fabric (lycra) and parachutes, balloons and feathers. “Music is enjoyable, soothing and assists in the development of listening skills, concentration, coordination, cooperation, communication and memory, as…

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