The chickens were busy over the weekend, they laid fifteen eggs. So today, we made a yummy quiche with their eggs. The fun part was collecting the eggs.Read More
We’re not too sure which chicken is laying the eggs, but it doesn’t matter. Every morning we go down to the chicken coup and are surprised to see how many eggs have been laid over night (or in the morning).Read More
Practising our skills with vegetable peelers, peeling potatoes for lunch. Whaea Param and tamariki made a yummy potato curry, with fresh silver beet from our garden.Read More
Its a beautiful to see older tamariki sitting with our younger tamariki and talking about what they see in a book. Literacy is embedded in everything we do here at Giggles, from storytelling, to being creative, playing down on our huge playground, to socialising and communicating.Read More
This week we started off with a frost in the morning. Monday saw tamariki down on the green in the morning breaking up ice in the frozen over puddles on the bike track.Read More
This week we start out with a manual paper shredder, which tamariki have had a go at. It takes practice to guide the piece of paper into the shredder, then winding the handle to shred the paper.Read More
The weather was cold and gusty on Monday morning, some children played outside, while a small group of children decided to make their own playdough. We look forward to having fun throughout the rest of the week. Come back and check each day.Read More
This week we start a photo gallery blog on the fun learning at Giggles.
The photos that we take each day are for children’s Learning Stories. But we must be honest with you, we take more photos than what we need.Read More
Meet our centre’s fish, guinea pig and chickens::
Children have opportunities to develop knowledge about our centre animals, creating caring habits to grow their empathy.Read More
Who would’ve thought that Giggles would have free-range chickens?
Using our previous sandbox structure for our new chicken coup was a great idea. About seven years ago, before we had our big green playground, we had a small sandbox for children…Read More
Planting our vegetable and herb gardens::
At Giggles we are growing our own vegetables and herbs to become self-sustainable, providing us with opportunities with a range of fresh produce for our children’s meals.Read More
As part of growing our self-sustainability, we are raising free-range, laying chickens. But first, we needed to build a home (coop) for them.Read More
During June, we have been trialling ‘no lunchboxes’, and instead, we’re cooking our lunchtime meals. With an open pantry with ingredients from different cultures, tamariki are being exposed to preparing vegetables, cooking techniques and different vegetarian meals.Read More
Kia ora and welcome to our very first blog post.
We are all super excited to start on our blogging journey, sharing with you what learning happens at Giggles.Read More