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Science fun with under 5s!

Sometimes we think that our littlies are too young to understand science. But it’s not just the big school kids who get to have all the fun: we have a great experiment to encourage scientific thinking in your little ones. Water displacement Water displacement was …

Tips on raising minority-friendly kids

It’s natural for kids to notice differences in a person’s appearance, manner of speaking or ability, and to express curiosity or even fear about them. Most parents can probably share a comparably mortifying moment when their child noticed someone different and expressed it verbally, and …

Cyber safety for kids – how not to over-share

As adults, we’re a bit more aware then kids are about the dangers of over-sharing online. But research shows that even though people express serious privacy concerns and fear identity theft, they still tend to reveal their personal details online for small rewards or for …

Top kids’ party trends for 2017

We may not have a crystal ball, but we’ve been doing our research to find the top kids’ party trends for 2017. Make sure that your child’s big day is on point with these top tips: Simplicity Parents, you can breathe a sigh of relief. …

Postnatal depression – more than the baby blues

You’ve just given birth to a bouncing, beautiful, bundle of joy. You should be over the moon, right? Well, sometimes. Plunket says that women often experience a range of emotions – from elation and excitement to times of feeling low, anxious, confused and tearful – …

The immunisation debate

As Immunisation Awareness Week kicks off in the last week of April, it’s a great time for parents to contemplate their vaccination choices.    This year, 2017, marks the halfway point in the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) – endorsed by 194 member states of …