Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Heads Up!

Tawa Out-of-Schoolers enjoyed an active game called Heads Up.
The gang enjoyed acting out charades and had big laughs and giggles as their friend tried to guess the word that s/he was holding up on his head. Everybody joined in and tried to do their best at making each other laugh and guess the wrong word.
A fun and easy game that was certainly a big success and will be played again and again.

Winter boots!

Tawa toddlers were fascinated by all the different styles and colors of boots that the children in the play room were wearing when going on outdoor walks and activities.
A big discussion ensued where children talked about the different kinds of boots that they saw their friends bring into the Centre. Children wanted to know if the short boots were as warm as the long boots and why it took so long to put them on!
Certainly this interest in boots was further explored as staff offered various art activities, songs and stories about boots and how fun it was to be able to wear different kinds.

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Snowmen Craft- What fun it was!!

Tawa preschoolers enjoyed making snowmen after listening to winter story books.
Children enhanced their fine motor skills gluing cotton balls on their snowmen.
Many of our friends were singing snow songs as they enjoyed the art activity.

Beautiful winter hats!

Tawa Infants are learning about winter.
When going outdoors, the gang is interested in touching and feeling the hat that has been placed on the head of each child. Staff drew some hats and encouraged children to paint these.
An engaging activity that the infants enjoyed as they listened to winter songs.

Friday, 15 January 2016

Fascinating Shapes!!!

Tawa toddlers were excited that when they come into the Centre in the morning, it is so dark outside. They talk about the “tars” (stars) and how they shine so bright.
Staff took this interest and cut up stars that the gang enjoyed decorating. Painting was also offered and many children began to paint triangles and circles to make happy faces
We would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year and the best in 2016.