CREATIVE CORNER Newsletter 14 June 2017

TENA RA KOUTOU
(Greetings to you)

WELCOME
Haere mai ki (Welcome) to Anabel Powell who joins us in the Pukeko room.

FAREWELL
Poroporoaki (Farewell) to Taye Hollamby who is heading off to school. Happy school days Taye.

BOT PROFILE
Shaun Campbell
Kia Ora Creative Corner Whanau,
I am Shaun Campbell and I am entering my third year on the Creative Corner Board. I have two boys at Creative Corner; Oliver aged 3 and William aged 2, with Harriet sure to start in a few short months. I am always happy to talk about Creative Corner; the teachers do a great job and my kids are excited every time they walk in the door. We are in a great position as a community organisation with a real family atmosphere our biggest strength. The previous board has done a great job getting us into this new Centre which is perfect for our needs. I look forward to the year ahead and working with the other board members, staff and the creative corner community to make it the best place we can.

PARENT SURVEY
Thank you to those parents who have responded to this survey already. If you cannot find your survey please let us know and we can resend or reprint for you. Can we please have all responses in by Tuesday, 20 June.

TRANSPORTATION TOYS
When children:
- Play with trucks, cars and trains
- Make tracks and towns
- Pretend to fly and drive
- Pretend to be a fireman or construction worker
Children learn:
- Basics of physics
- About cause and effect
- To take another person’s perspective
- New vocabulary and language
- To use their imagination
- To use fine motor skills

HERE'S HOW YOU CAN ENCOURAGE THEM
- Expect more. ...
- Resist doing for her what she can do herself. ...
- Don't redo what they've done. ...
- Let them solve simple problems. ...
- Assign a chore. ...
- Praise is key, especially if your child is not in a cooperative phase. ...
- Develop predictable routines. ...
- Lighten up

KAI PAI TO RAKAI
(Have a nice day)