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Growing their word bank

Posted at March 16, 2021

The words we serve up to our children are the words they soak in. The ‘health’ of their word bank will depend entirely on what they are consuming. If they are surrounded only by simple, uninspired language they will learn to only communicate, and exp…

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Camping with Children and Family Friends – What to know before you go.

Posted at December 21, 2020

Summer camping in Aotearoa, when done right, can be a ton of fun. It creates great memories for children and is one of the best ways to spend time together as a family or with family friends. 

For the last four years, my husband and I have joined so…

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Nature - where simple is still marvellous!

Posted at November 9, 2020

Papatūānuku offers the perfect playground for tamariki— for their bodies, their mind, senses, imagination and hearts. Nature, exactly as is, is full of possibilities. Children instinctively know this, and long to be outdoors. We just need to follow t…

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It’s Time to Check Your Car Seat— Has It Expired?

Posted at October 7, 2020

Did you know that children’s car seats have an expiration date? If you haven’t done a check recently, now is a good time to pull it out and ensure it’s still safe to use. We have partnered with Sit Tight this month to help you do just that, in a way …

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Nurturing the love of reading, because reading is worthwhile!

Posted at September 11, 2020

There’s nothing more satisfying than snuggling up together with your child and a good book. Spending one on one time reading with your child on a regular basis sends an important message— that reading is worthwhile! Reading books aloud to children fr…

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