Fun

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 …

Putting play first

Playcentre is a parent cooperative that offers parents and caregivers the opportunity to be involved with their child’s learning.  At Playcentre, adults play alongside their children. A child-centred programme based on your child’s fascinations, strengths, and interests allows you to encourage children as they interact …

Raising great eaters

Registered nutritionist HELEN POTTER urges parents to rethink their approach to feeding their “picky” eaters. By KATE BARBER. In a world where decisions are largely made for them, children exercise agency through food, says Helen. “The more coercion we use, the more they are likely to …

’Working’ from home?

Struggling to get through your work and spend quality time with your family? MASH after school care or holiday programmes could be the answer. Over the last 12 months, the workplace landscape has dramatically shifted, and a large number of employees now find themselves working …

Great outdoors

Make the most of the natural environment and reap the many benefits of spending time with Mother Nature. Kids are naturally curious, and there’s nothing they like better than taking grown-ups along for the ride when they are exploring their environment. Not only that but …

Nature’s Playground

Elements Education broadens childrens’ mindsets, getting them outside with a wide array of nature-based play opportunities. The curriculum is prepared from a child development/sensory perspective as well as for education and fun! Elements are on a mission to support active, creative children engage in the …

Be with a Tree

Celebrate Kiwi Conservation Club’s annual Be with a Tree week this May. Be with a Tree 2021 will be the fourth year that this annual celebration of trees has taken place, with the aim being to encourage people to take a moment to celebrate the …