Genki Japanese Newsletter August 2017

child decorating tree, japanese

Konnichiwa (Hello!) Parents and Caregivers, In the month of June, we taught the children about Emotions as part of Unit 5. In July, the children learned how to say basic shapes in Japanese such as MARU (circle), SANKAKU (triangle), SHIKAKU (square), HOSHI (star), and HARTOH (heart). To properly establish shapes in Japanese, we organised a […]

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Pumpkin Feta and Rice Pie

pumpkin feta rice pie

A high protein savoury pie that you can serve hot or cold. A great dish for lunch or a light dinner served with a fresh salad alongside. Ingredients Serves 6-8 Spray oil 500g pumpkin, peeled and chopped into 2cm cubes 2 zucchinis, grated 1 onion, diced 1 bunch dill, chopped 8 eggs 250g instant basmati […]

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Preparing Your Child for their First Day of Childcare

By Venita Rutley Preparing to enter the workforce, or return to the workforce after maternity leave can be a very busy, stressful time for you and your child/ children.  So many considerations; which centre will suit me and my child?  What are my expectations of a centre that I am going to leave my child […]

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Genki Japanese Newsletter July 2017

Konnichiwa (Hello!) Parents and Caregivers, In the month of June, we taught the children about Emotions as part of Unit 5. The children learned how to say basic emotion words in Japanese such as URESHII(happy), KANASHII(sad), OKORU(angry) and ONAKA SUITA(hungry). We then encouraged the children to sing and dance to the music called “Te wo […]

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Zucchini Slice

A simple, family friendly dish that can be eaten hot or cold. Ingredients Serves 10 ½ cup olive oil 1 large onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 medium sized zucchinis, grated 200g ham, chopped finely 1 cup low fat cheddar cheese, grated 1 cup wholemeal self-raising flour (sifted) 5 eggs, lightly beaten Method […]

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5 Essentials of Kindergarten

“Children are our greatest treasure. They are our future.” – Nelson Mandela In order to set our children up for a bright future, it is vital to give them a strong foundation from the very start. We do this by enabling them to completely immerse themselves in the world in which they live. To explore, […]

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Genki Japanese Newsletter June 2017

Konnichiwa (Hello!) Parents and Caregivers, In the month of May, we taught the children about body parts and how to say “left” and “right” as part of Unit 4. The children learned how to say basic body parts in Japanese such as ATAMA(head), KATA(shoulders), HIZA(knees) and ASHI(toe/legs). The children also learned to say basic face […]

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Loose Parts Play: 5 Ways to Incorporate It in Your Home

By Amanda Llyod Loose Parts Play is an interesting concept that came about in the 1970’s. It had a significant influence on early childhood educators as well as those who designed play spaces for children. According to architect Simon Nicholson, including “loose parts” in our child’s environment empowers and stimulates creativity. What is Loose Parts, […]

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Savoury Breakfast Muffins

A simple breakfast dish that can be made in advance. Perfect for hiding lots of vegetables. Ingredients Makes 12 large muffins Spray oil 500g sweet potato, grated 4 spring onions, chopped finely 1 large chilli (optional), chopped finely 6 large eggs 5 tbsp cottage cheese 100g grated parmesan cheese 250g self-raising flour (1 2/3 cups) […]

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Genki Japanese Newsletter May 2017

Konnichiwa (Hello!) Parents and Caregivers, In the month of April, we taught the children about colours and how to say “where is?” and “where are?” as part of Unit 3. The children learned how to say basic colours in Japanese such as AKA(red), AO(blue), KIIRO(Yellow) and MIDORI(Green) in Japanese. We then encouraged the children to […]

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