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Help prepare your child to head back to school

Your child may be starting school for the first time, moving on to middle school/intermediate or high school, changing schools, or just heading back to the same old school but a different class. How do you get them ready? School is such a big part of a child’s life, and adjusting to a school environment, […]

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from pre-school to school

From pre-school to school. The Sleep Coach shares her tips to ensuring that the transition from pre-school to school is smooth for kids and parents. Cheryl Fingleson, children’s sleep consultant, The Sleep Coach shares her tips to ensure that the transition from pre-school to school goes smoothly. Suddenly these little ones are faced with a […]

Back to school safety tips

Back to School Safety Tips

  Thousands of students are marching back to school next month. Safekids Aotearoa has valuable safety tips to keep children safe. For Children: They’re safer in a booster seat till they’re 148cm tall. Primary school children seated in booster seats in the back seat of the car are 59% less likely to be injured in […]

Getting kids ready for school

Your child may be starting school for the first time, moving on to middle school/intermediate or high school, or may be changing schools. How do you get them ready? School is such a big part of a child’s life, and adjusting to a school environment or a new school is a big deal. Some kids […]

Reengaging Kids in Maths

Research over the past few decades shows that kids in the Western world are disengaging from mathematics by middle school (intermediate age) and not regaining that interest. The question is, why? University of Sydney researcher Andrew Martin set out to investigate why kids are switching off to maths in his 2012 report published in the […]

Is your 4-year-old ready to start school ?

Your baby is about to start school: what do they need to know, and how can you help them to prepare for their new, exciting adventure? For a start, the most important thing is you child’s health and development. In New Zealand, your four-year-old child is entitled to a free health and development check, known […]

Teaching kids food literacy

Every parent wants to raise a healthy, happy child. But with busy lifestyles, healthy eating can easily take a back seat to convenience. After all, it’s easier to pick up fish and chips for dinner than to prepare a hearty casserole or salad. But the result, according to Garden to Table founding trustee Catherine Bell, […]

The must-knows of open-plan classrooms

Open-plan spaces, collaborative teaching models, child-driven learning: an entire education revolution wrapped up in jargon. But what does New Zealand’s push towards a new education model mean for your child? Family Times asks CORE Education Ltd senior consultant Mark Osborne to shed some light. Why is there a push toward open-plan classrooms? We use research […]