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Tinkering days are regular term events at Kinma where parents and teachers offer to share their passions, experience and knowledge with the children. (See our article on the educational benefits of tinkering.) Students choose to participate in a variety of activities that may include photography, cooking, scrap booking, touch typing, knitting, craft, yoga or dance.

Diversity of learning opportunities

The staff at Kinma try to offer as many opportunities available to our gorgeous children to experience. One way that we do this is by tapping into the love, expertise and sometimes craziness of our wonderful parents.

Multiple passions of children are being recognised and planned for and new teacher and parent offerings are being shared all year, giving parents a chance to spend time in the community imparting what they love most and working with children that find interest and excitment in their passions.

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Through our tinkering program so far we have;

  • Knitted blankets
  • Created amazing toys for their toys
  • Made Cinderella boxes that glisten everywhere
  • Made paper mache Easter decorations
  • Cooked up a storm
  • Danced our hearts away
  • Solved challenges that seem impossible
  • Taken part in physical activities in the meeting space
  • Cartooned an afternoon away
  • Written stories as a group
  • Dramatised……well, drama!
  • Had Philosophical debates til we can debate no more!

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