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The art of questioning

“What is a question? Everything. It is a way of evoking stimulating response or stultifying inquiry. It is in essence the very core...

In dialogue with a snail!

Nothing can replace a physical encounter in the garden and the discovery of a snail, a ladybug or a butterfly. However, the use...

Wellbeing & Wellness at Bear Park

Mental health and wellbeing has always been part of everyday life, but it used to be a taboo subject. Something that no one...

Bear Park from the Perspective of 4 Year Olds

We recently asked the 4 year old children at Dilworth Avenue what thoughts they had about Bear Park and what it meant to...

Dialogues with Materials

During the children’s  engagement with some skeleton leaves they mentioned ideas about other materials: “I want to make it with paper” – Angelo...

The Wonders of Transformation

After working within the concept of Papatuanuku’s Atelier for several months, the children’s interest in creating their own palettes of colour from natural...

Celebrating diversity at Bear Park and honouring our bicultural identity & heritage

As a significant part of our Bear Park Identity, we are proud to collectively celebrate Matariki each year with our tamariki, parents, whanau...

Discovering Sand as a Mark-Making Tool

Venturing outside is always a wonderful experience as the world that exists out through the classroom doors is very rich in a vast...

Exploring the Anatomy of Clay

“The wider the range of possibilities we offer children, the more intense will be their motivations and the richer their experiences” Loris Malaguzzi...