By Pippa Crane
Matariki has been our main focus recently, with plenty of lantern making and practising of "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" in English and Te Reo before the big event. We joined the parade from Playcentre to Warrington School with our lanterns, accompanied by drummers and there was even a stilt walker. With support from Warrington School's Room 3 (the new entrant class) we sang our song to quite a large audience. Being outside in the dark was a lot of fun as you can see from the photo of Benji and Ayesha.
Our lovely Reuben became a big brother, to baby Luke this month. Mother and baby are doing well and it's been lovely to have Reuben's Nana joining us at Playcentre whilst Kate is out of action. Well done to everyone – we can't wait to meet Luke soon.
There was lots of excitement about the expected snow, and we made paper snowflakes and pictures of snowmen, although the weather did not deliver the blizzard the children were all hoping for on the coast .... still, lots to talk about with such heavy snow inland, slips, flooding and road closures. Winter is finally here!
On 24 June we headed to Palmerston Playcentre to share with some of the other Playcentres ideas on our infant programme. It's always lovely to get together with other playcentres and collaborate and be part of the big Playcentre family.
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