Education

You’re on the right track

You’ve got a vision of how you want your life to look — you want to do better, be better, live a good life — but often it’s like you’re wandering in the forest without a map, writes KELLY EDEN. We’re bombarded with the successes …

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 …

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 …

Helping kids make sense of the news

With so much happening in the news, how do we protect our children from the tragedy on the screens? By ELLIE GWILLIAM from Parenting Place. One of our goals as parents is to maintain a safe, secure environment for our kids and to prepare them …

Exploring Robotics

Robotics provide an opportunity for both boys and girls to engage with maths and science in a way they’ll love! KELLY EDEN takes a closer look at how to get them started. What do we mean by ‘robotics’? Robotics mixes science, mechanics, and engineering to …