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We’ve curated an exciting array of activities for you and your tamariki, complemented by a rich selection of resources for our parents.

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Delve into our ‘Discover’ page to stay informed about our engaging adventures, and gain deeper insights into the ethos that shapes our vibrant community and guides our journey at Riverside.

Winter Themed Sensory and Creative Play Ideas
Ideas to keep your wee ones entertained!

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The Significance of Risky Play
What is Risky-Play? Why’s it so important?

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Early Childhood Centre Wānaka
What are Urges?
Learning to understand patterns of behaviour.

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How to Say Goodbye

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Preparing for a New Sibling
Here we go again… Number 2 is on the way!

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The role of primary caregiving
The crucial role of primary caregiving in early childhood development.

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Heuristic play
Heuristic play, though seemingly ordinary, embodies wonder, curiosity, magic, and play for a child.

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Fairy and dinosaur houses
Discover the magic of making fairy and dinosaur houses

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The importance of sensory play
Sensory play is its connection to emotional regulation and the concept of the “window of tolerance”.

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Sensory play
Sensory play at home.

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Toileting
Toileting is one of those big ticks of development we expect for our toddlers

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Crafty creations
Get inspired with these crafty creations.

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Reserve wander
Reserve wanderings of the kea room.

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