Education & play
To those people who consider fairy tale princesses to be bad role models, I'd like you to consider these 10 points...
My daughter attended four Frozen parties over winter this year - at first I didn't realise there was an unspoken dress code.
Early childhood professionals make it all look easy, but they have many tricks up their sleeves to help raise happy, well-balanced children.
One thing they leave out of the baby manuals is just how much time you'll spend at these parties when you become a parent.
"This boy at kindy called me a poo butt today." Not everything goes smoothly when you're four.
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A new programme is helping dads be more influential in the early years of their children's life.
Miss K and Miss A put on an exclusive living room performance of Frozen.
When parents buy toy after toy, the clutter makes it difficult for children to find what they are looking for or play productively
My three-year-old is super bright, in fact I suspect she's gifted. Is she too young to get assessed?
You don't have to spend much money setting up a dress up box, most of the things you need you'll find in your own wardrobe.
The doll has dabbled in more than 150 careers, but now, with her smartphone and tablet in hand, Entrepreneur Barbie is leaning in.
This morning Miss K is heading to kindy on a frosty Christchurch morning in her blue fairy pjs and blue dressing gown.
To say Miss K is looking forward to going to school is an understatement. "I've been excited about school since I was born!"
I read Treasure Island to my kids. They were terrified but engrossed. They loved the boldness of it. The fear of it.
Respected sceptic stirs a literary hornet's nest with attack on children's books.
Parents will be bearing increasing costs for childcare as the Budget will push up early childhood education charges, the sector says.
Hundreds of public complaints made about early childhood centres will be released, but no centres will be named.
Many at-home parents dread school holidays. There's no kindy, no swimming classes, no dancing. It all adds up to a lot more hours to fill.
There's more fun to be had at Easter than just eating as much chocolate as possible. Check out these craft ideas for kids.
Children who draw before they learn to write produce better writing.
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