All posts by Rachel Brodrick

Which? What? Why?

No matter how crazy or quirky your question – from the which, to the what, to the why – DAVE GUNSON’S new books Which? What? Why? New Zealand Seashore Wildlife and Which? What? Why? New Zealand Garden Wildlife have all the answers to children’s questions.  …

Fostering STEM

Make these school holidays fun with these awesome STEM challenge cards from THE JAMES DYSON FOUNDATION (JDF). Designed by Dyson engineers, these cards provide an educational and engaging solution for parents. Now more than ever JDF’s mission is to inspire the next generation of engineers, designers …

After-school and holiday fun

Parenting is a balancing act, and after-school and holiday care is possibly the trickiest juggling act for any working family. Thankfully there are reputable organisations such as MASH to look after our children when we need it. MASH, which stands for My After School Headquarters, …

Off to the best start

South Island families can expect a wider and better choice of early learning centres soon. Award-winning early learning provider, BestStart, is opening six new centres, mainly in Christchurch, in the next seven months. “We’re very excited for South Island families,” says Fiona Hughes, Deputy Chief …

Radical toddlers

When our baby enters the toddler world, things radically change. Parents believe their now two to three-year-old child is capable of informed decisions. Sadly, they are not, says DR KAREN PHILLIP, author of Communication Harmony. Two to three-year-olds act more independently than babies. They can …