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The Orchard Child Care & Preschool

Growing great kids

Branching Out Educational Products

We have a developing range of open ended resources, designed for ECE, home and classroom use. Made largely from natural materials, we have sourced these resources to aide your programme and the development of our littlest ones.

Heuristic Play Basket

Delightfully tactile, natural resources. Suitable for all ages (with supervision). Includes crochet balls, crochet mats, vine balls, pom poms, sheepskin, wooden objects. All in a tasteful soft basket. A sensory delight for all ages.

Please note, contents may vary from those pictured.

Price: NZ $45.00

Heuristic Play Basket
NZ$45.00

One Day a Taniwha - story book provocation

Bring this delightful story and song to life with these open ended resources.

Kete includes:

Book

People

Moana (blue fabric)

Easel for tamariki to respond

Taniwha

Natural resources

*Not suitable for children under 3 years

Price: NZ $45.00

One Day a Taniwha - story book provocation
NZ$45.00

In the Beginning - Traditional Maori story

Kete comes with "In The Beginning" book, hand painted, non toxic, wooden icons (Kaitiaki) and delightfully tactile play provocations.

Not suitable for children under 3 years.

Price: NZ $60.00

In the Beginning - Traditional Maori story
NZ$60.00

Hinemoa and Tutanekai - story book provocations

The classic love story, Hinemoa and Tutanekai, can be brought to life by the tamariki in your care.

Kete includes:

Book

Hinemoa

Tutanekai

Mokoia Island (Green moss fabric)

Moana (blue fabric)

Iri-Irikapua (Hinemoa's rock - rocks)

Korowai fabric

Koauau (flute - carved bone)

Easel and note pad for tamariki to respond

Natural resources

*Not suitable for children under 3 years

Price: NZ $65.00

Hinemoa and Tutanekai - story book provocations
NZ$65.00

How Maui Slowed the Sun - story book provocations

One of NZ's most famous Maori legends.

Kete includes:

Book

Te Ra (Sun)

Rope

Maui

People

Easel and note pad for children to respond

Natural resources

*Not suitable for children under 3 years

Price: NZ $60.00

How Maui Slowed the Sun - story book provocations
NZ$60.00

Taming the Sun - 4 titles in one book set. DELUXE version

This deluxe kete includes resources for 4 NZ Maori legends.

Taming the Sun (Gavin Bishop) book - featuring legends:

-Maui and the Sun

-Kahu the Taniwha

-Maui and the Big FIsh

-Rona and the Moon

Handpainted wahine and tane

People

Te Ra (sun), Marama (moon) overside

Taniwha

Fish hook

Aotearoa

Korowai fabric

Green moss fabric

Moana (Blue fabric)

Natural resources

Easel and Notepad for tamariki to respond

*Not suitable for children under 3 years

Price: NZ $95.00

Taming the Sun - 4 titles in one book set. DELUXE version
NZ$95.00

Matariki Stars

Assorted soft stars - stars may vary from those shown. Sold in hessian bag

Price: NZ $10.00

Matariki Stars
NZ$10.00

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

A beautifully illustrated traditional story with play provocations included

Price: NZ $25.00

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
NZ$25.00

Three Little Pigs- limited edition

This set has three cute pigs, a wolf, straw, sticks and tiny bricks. All enclosed together with a delightful book in a satchel kete.

Not suitable for children under 3 years.

Price: NZ $25.00

Three Little Pigs- limited edition
NZ$25.00

Goldilocks and the three bears

Big sized, middle sized and baby sized play provocations with beautiful book

Not suitable for children under 3 years.

Price: NZ $25.00

Goldilocks and the three bears
NZ$25.00

Wooden disks - assorted

Imaginations are unlimited with these wooden disks and cylinders.

Set of 10 - mix cylinder and flat shapes (flat shapes are approx 10 cm across)

Price: NZ $20.00

Wooden disks - assorted
NZ$20.00

Wooden disks - cylinder shape

10 wood cut cylinders

Price: NZ $20.00

Wooden disks - cylinder shape
NZ$20.00

Wooden disks - flat round

10 wood cut flat disks - approx 10 cm wide

Price: NZ $20.00

Wooden disks - flat round
NZ$20.00
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