Thursday is explorer day at Landsdowne Terrace Playcentre. We meet somewhere in the community to explore and connect. This week we went to clip and climb. What amazing smiles when the tamariki persevered and achieved their own successes!
Landsdowne Terrace Playcentre
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Landsdowne Terrace Playcentre’s distinctive climbing frame has apparently been stolen from Cashmere road (temporary site prior to repaint.) Someone may have bought this stolen property in good faith. Please share/contact the police if you know anything.
This term our focus is on belonging | mana whenua
Look at our amazing water fountain! So many of our tamariki from babies to older brothers and sisters exploring and creating!
BABIES CAN PLAY AND SPACE - Booking by Bookwhen
Playcentre Aotearoa announced in August that ‘Space at Playcentre’ infant programmes have been launched in Canterbury especially for whānau with babies aged 0-6 months.
Bookings are now open for Term 1 2023! Spread the word amongst your family networks. In 2021, Playcentre Aotearoa reported that Space and Babies Can Play sessions combined saw an increase of 21% uptake compared to the previous year. Offering 'Space at Playcentre' in Canterbury responds to that demand; there will be over 23 new infant programmes offered next year. Very exciting times for young families in Canterbury!
https://bookwhen.com/babiescanplay to find out more
BABIES CAN PLAY AND SPACE - Booking by Bookwhen Weekly sessions for under-2's are now being held in various Playcentres throughout the Canterbury region, focusing on learning through sensory play, stories and music, while also providing a supportive environment for whānau. Facilitators lead the sessions providing opportunities to share and discu...
So many adventures exploring our special wai resource and enjoying spring temperatures outdoors.
Utilising a water butt means that the water flow is controlled and the story of using wai responsibly can also be told.
Here are some photos of our trip to the Curators house to learn about worms and how to create compost. It was a really educational trip and we made our own worm enclosures to take home and release into our own gardens!
Tahi rua toru whā here we go jumping over obstacles in a row (aka ‘Parkour’)
Today we enjoyed smashing ice which had some lovely flowers and colours added to it.
Learning how to keep ourselves and others safe with the ‘circle of safety’ around us while using hammers was a key focus while enjoying this amazing sensory learning experience.
We’ve been exploring light and colour at playcentre and today we made artworks that were inspired by this image (on our kaiako’s cellphones - see link below), and ended up with all sorts of amazing additions including feathers, pipe cleaners, rulers and even scissors!
We love seeing the creativity of our tamariki as they explore the world!
Mana aotūroa: learning through exploration
Would you guess that a very special pet lives in here… sssshhhhhh… don’t want to wake it!
aotūroa: playing, imagining, experimenting … the possibilities are endless at Playcentre
Lovely outdoor time at Playcentre finding letters for our name and climbing to count the branches
Making creations together learning problem solving, fine motor skills, communication, and making friends
Mana whenua: belonging
Beautiful painted salt art made by our creative tamariki today. Mana aotūroa: exploring the world around us through play
Making Oobleck in the sun with friends is our happy place 🌞👏
Link to recipe here:
Today playdough became fiery lava filled volcanoes 🌋
Our Thursday nature explorers sessions on the farm are filled with fun, fresh air, friendships and discovery…
Sledding and sliding down the hill, making and eating damper, playing in the autumn leaves and seeing our animal friends were all part of today’s session. We can’t wait until next time!
Beautiful night sky painting for Matariki today
Learning to weave harakeke whetū for matariki outside today
Our little Explorers are loving the farm we visit on Thursday.
We made a hill slide out of cardboard, covered our mum's in Autumn leaves, balanced on the trailer sides and made friends with a little lady bird as she silently blended into the rock! 🍁
Taraka whakapoko ahi - Firetruck!
Today we were so excited to welcome one of our local fire crew, and a real live fire truck came too!!
We were so excited to climb inside, and we learnt some important fire safety tips as well 🔥
Rainy day fun at Playcentre
‘Ma is white, whero is red, kakariki green, kowhai yellow, kahurangi blue, a e i o u.’
Learning about colour with paint or brightly coloured marble run pieces are just two of the many sensory play experiences that playcentre offers
Fresh air, fun and friendships every Thursday.
Come and Experience our Explorers Sessions Thursday morning 9:30 - 12:30.
Explore the Outdoors in a safe environment at LTPC. We cater for babies to young tamariki in an exploratory setting.
Safe climbing environments, sandpit fire sessions, ropes and swings are all part of this; where children learn to use the natural setting and minimal equipment.
Every Thursday during the school term starting Thursday 5th May - come down and have a look.
Lovely Autumn days and so much to do at Playcentre
Messy play is learning in so many ways:-
including learning the names of colours and seeing what happens when colours mix, learning about textures, and making beautiful creations… 🎨
Want to know more about Landsdowne Terrace Playcentre? Feel free to pop into South Library to see our display, or contact us directly to arrange a visit (first three visits are free):
Our Playcentre is lucky to be surrounded by beautiful native trees with a large outdoor area to explore. A number of trees are perfect for climbing adventures…
Today it rained so we collected the wai / rain water from the sky with puddles and bowls and sucked it up with pipettes and syringes 💉
Mana aotūroa: exploring the world around us through play
Messy play and finger paint are super popular at Playcentre (as is the stress free clean up for parents!).
Here at Playcentre finger paint is super popular for all ages (and stress free clean up for parents!)
Play dough comes to life at our Playcentre as tamariki explore the natural world through play.
Importantly they are also practicing their fine motor skills and sensory development, and socio dramatic play further developing their communication ability and imagination...
At Landsdowne Terrace Playcentre we’ve made the most of some lovely weather this week. Our tamariki are continually inspiring us with their creativity, energy, friendships and passion for play…
Te whāriki / NZ Early Childhood curriculum:
Well-being- mana atua
Belonging- mana whenua
Contribution- mana tangata
Communication- mana reo
Exploration- mana aotūroa
Beautiful warm and calm weather. Lots of sand, water, play and chatting.
Thursday morning is our weekly explorer session. This week we are meeting at Corsair Bay at 9.30am. It looks like it will be a very hot day. Come and join us if you want to cool down and play - we would love to see you
A fun, nature based potion idea 💡
I hope you are all enjoying some adventure time with your families. Here are some lovely phrases you could use when they are feeling ‘EXTRA adventurous’ to empower them to stay safe 🤗
February 2021: Do you still find yourself saying “Be careful!” when you’re outdoors with young children? We do it, too. Here’s a great reminder of some of the things you can say instead: https://bit.ly/3kf9SEX
Image and blog post from Child and Nature Alliance of Canada
Rainy weather just adds to the fun at Playcentre with a variety of wai / water based play outdoors, and exciting activities inside to keep us busy.
It’s Meri Kirihimete time with stars and sprinkles, special cakes prepared with love ❤️
Today we were jumping ninjas practicing our balancing and those ninja skills!
Things got super exciting in our large water table today as a blue whale, a lanthasaurus, a triceratops and a red rock lobster all came to play together!
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