Education

The latest in bedtime reading

Children’s book expert Crissi Blair picks out all the best pages for all ages. PICTURE BOOKS Moose the Pilot By Kimberley Andrews. Puffin $19.99 Moose lives in a treehouse and spends his days as a bush pilot, delivering essentials in all weathers, in some quite dangerous …

Watch Nathan Wallis’ video on surviving lockdown

Neuroscience educator Nathan Wallis has three ‘R’ words to help parents and children get through the rest of lockdown – and they’re not reading, writing and arithmetic. By KATE BARBER We may have been through it before, but lockdown doesn’t necessarily get any easier with practice. …

Kimberly Andrews Creativity with creatures

Artist and scientist KIMBERLY ANDREWS is the author and illustrator of the much-loved picture book Puffin the Architect. Her cast of creature characters is now growing with the release of her latest book Moose the Pilot. We caught up with Kimberly to talk about her work. …

The acid test

Do you know that you can make your own acidity test from cabbage?! This is one of our favourite experiments to do at Tūhura Science Centre at Otago Museum. Here is how you can do it at home! WHAT YOU NEED Red cabbage Water Vinegar …

Finding their superpower

In 2006, GUY POPE-MAYELL co-founded the Dyslexia Foundation of New Zealand to advocate for children and adults with dyslexia. The foundation continues to seek ways to provide support, and its latest initiative focuses on building self-esteem. Guy Pope-Mayell, his wife Suzanne, and Lorna Timms started the …

Tutoring – four benefits of 1:1 learning

Students enjoy learning when they have the support they need inside and outside the classroom. But it can be difficult for teachers to meet each student’s needs in a classroom setting. This is where tutoring can help. Tutoring provides young learners with individual attention and …

Trick of the light

A favourite interactive display at Otago Museum’s Science Centre is Light Island, where you can play with colours and light to reflect it and refract it. This very cool experiment with light looks like an amazing magic trick! We are going to use light refraction …