Monthly Archives: December 2016

Holiday sleep tips for wee travellers

Travelling with babies, toddlers or young children can be tricky when it comes to sleep. There are few things to keep in mind when helping your child adjust to sleeping in new environments and time zones, the first being that every child is different. Some …

The Science of Christmas

We may not have the snowflakes, chimney (well most of us in Christchurch don’t anymore!) or the appropriately attired Father Christmas, but we do have a uniquely Kiwi Christmas. Here are a few science-based facts on Christmas to share with your kids (or colleagues). 1.   …

Easy family barbecue ideas

We all love barbecues and cooking outdoors during summer, so having some easy standbys you can whip up with a smidgen of effort is always handy. Here are a few ideas to get you started: No-cook chickpea vegetable salad Dressing ingredients •    ¼ cup finely …

Kids’ summer birthday party ideas

Spring and summer are great times to have a child’s birthday party. With all that sunshine, keeping kids (and party mess) outdoors is a no-brainer. Outdoor parties offer a raft of new possibilities. We’ve put together a few summer sizzling kids’ party ideas to get …

SKIDS

SKIDS Bishopdale is run from Bishopdale Primary School on Greers Road and SKIDS St Teresa is run from St Teresa’s Primary School on Puriri Street, Riccarton. We offer affordable, supervised care by our qualified team members, in a safe and nurturing environment. We specialise in …

Say no to being a bullying victim

Back in the 90s, when PE consisted of a heated bullrush game and the only offence that was frowned upon by teachers was bringing a knife into school, my days as the new, quiet foreign girl were filled with hiding from bullies during lunchtime. I’d …

Selwyn Aquatic Centre

There’s something for the whole family at Selwyn’s indoor heated pools – Lazy river, leisure pool, toddlers pool, hydro therapy and 8 lane 25 metre pool. Plus weekend paddle boats and inflatables, swimming lessons, relaxation www.selwyn.govt.nz/sac