All posts by Anna Scaife

Ready for school

Kate Barber talks with Jane Burke from BestStart about what it means to be ‘ready for school’, and how parents and teachers can best support children for this transition. Early Childhood Education & Te Whariki Te Whariki, the New Zealand curriculum for Early Childhood Education …

Family Fun in the Sun

The Harris Family had so much fun on their short action-packed holiday in Queensland, they are all at a loss to pick a highlight. One of the golden boys of New Zealand cricket, Chris Harris has spent many hours in the sun – playing cricket …

Shift to a Career in Tech

Looking for a career change? Tech is New Zealand’s third largest export sector and is growing fast. NZ needs more people with a grounding in tech to meet the rapid expansion within this exciting and varied area, which crosses into many industries, from aviation to …

Happy Campers

Summer camping is a tradition for many Kiwi families – who make tracks for their favourite spots, there to relax and read, share stories around the fire, swim in the river, climb hills and trees, play tennis and cricket, and simply spend time together. Tips …

Connected

KATE BARBER talks with JOHN PARSONS, New Zealand’s leading authority on cyber safety for children, about keeping our kids safe by connecting with them – online and off. ‘CYBERNAUTS’ The world our kids are growing up in is very different from one we knew as …

Mud Kitchen Inspiration

When my friend told me she was making a mud kitchen for her kids, I don’t think I even asked what it was. I certainly hadn’t heard of one before. One Friday Tahlia went for a playdate at their house. When I arrived to pick …

Two to Tango

KATE BARBER talks with PENNIE BROWNLEE, author of Dance With Me In The Heart, about respecting our babies, getting out of step with our toddlers, and learning new dance steps. There is nothing as precious as your new baby: perfectly formed, incredibly vulnerable and determined …