Explore Pippins

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We’re making Pippins available to more tamariki around New Zealand! We’ve created a safe, fun, engaging digital Pippins option for tamariki who are unable to attend normal Unit meetings, but would still like to do the exciting activities that GirlGuiding members do.

Explore Pippins is a programme specifically designed for 5 and 6 year olds. In Explore Pippins, tamariki work independently with parental supervision to lead their own learning at their own pace. Tamariki receive 1-1 feedback from a Leader so it is an ideal programme for stimulating inquisitive young minds and growing independent learners. Explore Pippins can also be accessed at any time so makes for great school holiday learning and entertainment.

Explore Pippins is an extremely flexible programme designed to fit in with the busy lives of modern families. Explore Pippins can be enjoyed at anytime from anywhere with an internet connection. This makes it an ideal option for tamariki who may live far away from a Pippin Unit or who have other commitments on the local Unit night. Explore Pippins is great for tamariki who may not be able to commit to the same time every week or who move between houses. Explore Pippins are also invited to events within the wider Guiding community.

Tamariki will take part in age-appropriate activities developed in accordance with the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) Educational Method. Activities include:

  • Taking on experiments in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths).
  • Learning to care for the environment.
  • Learning how to be safe outdoors.
  • Exploring the community and looking after it.
  • Growing and caring for plants.
  • Trying new outdoor activities and challenging themselves.
  • Learning how to lead a healthy lifestyle.
  • Learning about all aspects of diversity.
  • Trying orienteering or geocaching.
  • Experiencing new activities on wheels.

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What is Explore Pippins?