Family and dramatic play occurs when children take on the role of someone or something else (for example, other people, animals, machines) and act out their feelings and events. When children act out their own life experiences, it helps them make sense of what is happening in their lives and the world around them. Family and Dramatic play can help children … [Read more...] about Play idea: Family and dramatic play – Ngā whakaari ā-whānau
When It’s time for a snack I tend to make either crackers with cheese, toasted homemade sourdough bread cut into fingers with a soft cheese like Brie or Camembert, pretzels, plain pasta or homemade crackers. Any of them are filling and can save you from starving until lunch or dinner time. These corn crackers are soft and sweet while still warm but crunchy and crispy the … [Read more...] about Recipe corner: Corn crackers
Swimming is a fun and exited activity for both children and parents alike. Watching them progress and become more confident in the water will give you real sence of pride. Swimming lessons can be a great start for your children’s learn to swim journey but if it doesn’t have to stop with the lessons. You can encourage your child in the bath, at the local pools or at the … [Read more...] about How can you help encourage your child to swim?
With Christmas coming, it can be hard to keep children away from all the sweet treats. These little biscuits a refine sugar-free shortbread for kids and do the trick in our house! Suitable for babies just getting into finger food and for toddlers and older children as an alternative to sugary treats. For older kids you can serve them with a slice of cheese … [Read more...] about Recipe Corner: Spelt and Maple Stars
Take every opportunity to head outside with your children and have some family fun this summer. For your inspiration here are some things to explore and enjoy together. … [Read more...] about Things to do with your children this summer