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Kids say the funniest things

Just when you’re not expecting it, kids say the funniest things. Here are a few wee tidbits to tickle your funny bone. “Hey Mum, this Scottish tape isn’t sticky. Do we have any Irish tape?” Erik, age 5. “Do they look after the Pokemon?” City kid, when asked what a gamekeeper does. “There’s no one […]

Science fun with under 5s!

Sometimes we think that our littlies are too young to understand science. But it’s not just the big school kids who get to have all the fun: we have a great experiment to encourage scientific thinking in your little ones. Water displacement Water displacement was first used as a method for measuring solid objects that […]

Top kids’ party trends for 2017

We may not have a crystal ball, but we’ve been doing our research to find the top kids’ party trends for 2017. Make sure that your child’s big day is on point with these top tips: Simplicity Parents, you can breathe a sigh of relief. It looks like – finally – we might be simplifying […]

How to get your couch kid to exercise

We all know that Ministry of Health guidelines state that your child needs at least 60-minutes of physical activity a day. But what if your child hates exercise? It may be an incredible disappointment to you. You may be a runner, a cyclist, a gym-goer or yoga loving hipster, but your offspring just didn’t seem […]

Kids say the funniest things

Just when you’re not expecting it, kids say the funniest things. Here are a few wee tidbits to tickle your funny bone. Ice queen “C’mon Elsa! Get it together!” My almost 3-year-old said this to her doll who kept falling over. Role play I sat down with my 3-year-old daughter who was playing at her […]

How to make nutrition fun for kids

Children who refuse to eat certain things (or in some cases, most things) can be extremely frustrating for parents who want to ensure their little ones are getting the nutrition they need in their growing bodies. Some version of the words “I don’t like that,” before even tasting a mouthful, are echoed New Zealand-wide by […]

At what age do you give your child a mobile phone?

The quick answer is that it’s less about age and more about maturity. A mobile phone today is much more than a handy device to make necessary phone calls: it’s a mini-computer, internet trawling whiz gadget. That’s a lot of power in the hands of a child, preteen or teen whose reasoning and deduction capabilities […]

How to be a resilient parent

The goal of resilience is to thrive, and we all want to thrive, right? Resilience has been defined as the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. Sometimes though, parents don’t feel very resilient and we need some help bouncing back. As primary care-givers, we all know how hard it can be to be “on” all […]