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Understanding Biting: A Developmental Milestone

Understanding Biting: A Developmental Milestone

Understanding Biting: A Developmental Milestone Biting is a behaviour that can leave parents puzzled and concerned, often wondering why their sweet little ones would engage in such an act. It’s essential to recognise that biting in toddlers is not uncommon and...
Oat & Date Slice

Oat & Date Slice

Oat & Date Slice This super easy date and oat slice was a big hit with our Bach tamariki. Quick to whip up under time pressure and a great healthy choice! INGREDIENTS 2 cups dates – roughly chopped 2 cups oats 2 tbspn honey 1 tbspn vanilla essence 1/2 cup...
Summer Veggie Pasta Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Summer Veggie Pasta Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Summer Veggie Pasta Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette. This Summer Veggie Pasta Salad is not only refreshing but also allergen-friendly, making it a perfect choice for a summery and child-friendly lunch. INGREDIENTS Pasta – gluten-free or one made from alternative...
The Developmental Wonders of Water Play for Pēpi and Tamariki

The Developmental Wonders of Water Play for Pēpi and Tamariki

The Developmental Wonders of Water Play for Pēpi and Tamariki As the sun graces us with its warm embrace during the summer months, the opportunity for water play becomes not just a delightful activity but a rich avenue for learning and development, especially for our...
Routines and Rituals

Routines and Rituals

Routines and Rituals in ECE In this short blog post Pāpāmoa Beach Kaiako, Amy discusses the importance and significance of routines and rituals in our Future Focus centres. “Through rituals comes empowerment, belonging, excitement and connection.” Toddlers have little...
The Endless Paths of Empowerment for Tamariki

The Endless Paths of Empowerment for Tamariki

The Endless Paths of Empowerment for Tamariki In our world today, we are all searching for what empowers us to be our best selves.As adults we can be the driving forces of discovering what empowers us to do our best, try or give our best, which can then filter onto...