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New beats and pods for little ears

Beats For dancing or dreaming, CLAUDIA GUNN from Kiwi Kids Music shares fresh new tunes for children. Floating Down The River Single & bookArtist: Simon StanleyThis single and book from Simon Stanley is a dreamy trip down a lazy river, winding up with two tired …

Is this the key to getting kids to eat their greens?

Getting kids to eat veges has been perplexing parents for generations. New research from Massey University may have the answer – but you have to start early. By Sonia Speedy There’s nothing quite like having a lovingly pureed spoonful of pumpkin spat right back in …

From the US to NZ with four kids & a career

Dr Danielle Jones is a gynaecologist and obstetrician, world traveller and mother of four: twin girls (9) and two boys (5 and 3). Across various social media platforms, “Mama Doctor Jones” discusses pregnancy, parenting and all matters gynaecological. We spoke with Danielle about her passion …

Literacy learning at home

Michelle Buckley from NumberWorks’nWords shares tips for promoting reading and supporting learning at home. Have books, magazines, newspapers available and on hand to read. Find a genre or series of books to hook your kids in. Encourage 20-30 minutes of reading a night for enjoyment, …

Gemma McCaw: raising daughters & staying grounded

We chat with former New Zealand Black Stick, women’s wellness advocate and mother Gemma Mccaw about kids, family and coping with challenges. Tell us about your delightful daughters. Our 3-year-old Charlotte is a real character. She makes me laugh every day and teaches us patience …

A chat with the parents of Matilda

Showbiz Christchurch’s show Matilda is set to open on Friday 16 September, after a five-month delay because of Covid, and the passion and enthusiasm are as strong as ever. But it’s not just the children who’re buzzing: a year after auditions, parents will finally get …

Time to take the kids to Taranaki

A short 90-minute direct flight from Christchurch, you’ll find New Plymouth, Taranaki – the perfect holiday destination for the whole family.  Families can get active along the award-winning Coastal Walkway, a promenade extending 12.7km, with sculptures, cafés and playgrounds dotted along the way. Or, if …