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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 …

Aotea Square Ice Rink – it’s cool!

16 June – 23 July, open daily until 10pm Auckland’s favourite winter playground is back and this year it has a new Skate Path! Hunt down your winter woollies and enjoy ice skating amongst the buzz of Auckland city! Aotea Square Ice Rink tickets*: – …

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 …

Tips on raising minority-friendly kids

It’s natural for kids to notice differences in a person’s appearance, manner of speaking or ability, and to express curiosity or even fear about them. Most parents can probably share a comparably mortifying moment when their child noticed someone different and expressed it verbally, and …