Education

Time for you

All your kids are now at school, so you’ve decided it’s finally time for you? KINETA BOOKER looks at ways to fill the empty 9-3 gap (if there is such a thing). Back from your leisurely stroll to drop the kids at school, puppy in …

Holiday fun

Boost your children’s academic, artistic and physical skills through fun programmes in the school holidays. It’s that time of year – when you look at how much annual leave you have left and wonder how it’s going to stretch over the Christmas school holidays. And …

Encouraging chapter books

Each child’s reading journey is unique, but in a world where screens compete fiercely with books, KELLY EDEN outlines ways we can ensure our children catch the chapter book bug. Inspiring the leap The leap from the colourful world of picture books to the imagination-stirring …

Kindness for the new kid

Can you remember your first day of school? I can. It was the 1980s, at Geraldine Primary, and I was showing the girls in my class how I could swing upside down on the jungle gym. The only problem was, despite my eagerness to quickly …

Let’s play!

KINETA BOOKER shares how her relationship with her child has changed through one-on-one play. We all know the importance of just letting our children play. It’s great for their imaginations, it’s amazing for their development, and great for their brains. But, really, how often do …

Emily Writes: The first day of school

I’m breaking my rule of not writing about mothering without letting my thoughts sit for a while. It’s a thing I try to do, a luxury for a blogger/internet writer type person. Most people in – I don’t know what to call it … “online …