Sport and Recreation

All the world’s a stage

Allowing a creative outlet for your children is one of the best things you can do for them. Here are just three areas for your child to explore – dance, music and drama. DANCING TO THRIVE Dance can benefit children through the physical act of …

Christmas comes early for ballet lovers this year

Royal New Zealand Ballet’s magical The Sleeping Beauty on stages across the country from 29 October. Looking ahead with joy and optimism to its ever-popular Christmas season, the Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB) will open its magical new production, The Ryman Healthcare Season of The Sleeping …

After-school and holiday fun

Parenting is a balancing act, and after-school and holiday care is possibly the trickiest juggling act for any working family. Thankfully there are reputable organisations such as MASH to look after our children when we need it. MASH, which stands for My After School Headquarters, …

A new way for New Zealand girls to explore

Family life is busy and getting your children to after-school activities is a challenge. KELLY EDEN spoke with JULIE MCCLOY and SOPHIE HARLAND of GirlGuiding NZ about how their new Explore programme makes it easier for all New Zealand girls to get involved. As we head into …

Professional after-school care

The team at MASH knows exactly what it takes to make after-school care the best it could possibly be. Parenting is a balancing act, and after school is possibly the trickiest juggle for any working family. Yes, you could constantly rely on other parents or …

Hidden surprises

There’s a painted rock revival roaring through communities right now. Family Times didn’t want to miss out, so we’ve painted and hidden some ourselves, to brighten up the day of others. Made by AUSTEN BOOKER. With Resene’s wide range of colourful paints, there’s no limit …

Let’s get physical, physical…!

Psychotherapist, WONITA WOOLHOUSE, delves into the merits of the HUDDLE Kids exercise programme – aimed to empower children through exercise. While my career has evolved into psychotherapy, my paediatric occupational therapy background remains intricate to the work I do today – it has been a …

Out-of-school fun

Let’s be honest, sometimes we just need an extra hand when it comes to out-of-school care. Thankfully there are reputable organisations such as MASH to look after our children when we need it. Maybe you’re starting a 40-hour working week in the New Year, or …