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Monday, 29 July 2013

Raising a generation of cotton wool kids

Click on the link below to watch a short but stirring programme broadcasted on TVNZ's Sunday last night.

Christine, Zair and I were lucky enough to visit Claire Maley-Shaw and her remarkable Kindergarten whilst researching information for our own Nature Programme. 

This article affirms how lucky I feel to be part of such a progressive and forward thinking community. Thanks Mairtown families for your on-going support and trust in your children's capabilities.

http://tvnz.co.nz/sunday-news/raising-generation-cotton-wool-kids-video-5520779


Kim

4 comments:

Megan McGregor said...

Thanks for sharing this Kim!! Very interesting and so true!! We are so lucky at Mairtown Kindergarten to have such forward thinking inspiring teachers. Our adventure programme and outdoor area are amazing!!! See you tomorrow. (Megan McGregor)

Angela Goodall said...

Jarrod & I watched the segment on Sunday last night - we are both so proud that our children have the opportunity to be part of a similar outdoor program at Mairtown Kindergarten - any thoughts on introducing 'Bull Rush' (just kidding!!).

Candace Hooson said...

This needs to be watched by ALL PARENTS and GRANDPARENTS , and Steve Gurney is a legend !!!Not to mention our MAIRTOWN KINDERGARTEN TEAM !!!Sunday needs to do a follow on segment and go to mairtown Kindy to show how well this Nature programme works !!!! Its a well spent 16 minutes to watch this !!

Anonymous said...

cool

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