Parenting

Mindfulness for you – and your kids

Registered mental health nurse and mindfulness teacher, KATE BRANDRAM-ADAMS, supports parents to develop mindfulness and self-compassion – for their own wellbeing, and for the profound impact this has on children. By Kate Barber We know that our capacity for emotional awareness and regulation is vital for our …

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. …

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 …

Working from home with a family?

Managing your workload and enjoying relaxed family time is challenging when you work from home. Enrolling your kids in a holiday or after school care programme could be the help you need. Over the last 12 months, the workplace landscape has dramatically shifted, and a …

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 …