Education & play
This bedtime book is unlike other picture books - it has maths problems instead of story lines. And kids think it's fun.
From J-Law's Globes dress to Lupita's red cape, this young style guru crafts masterpieces.
At just three years old Alexis Martin is a card-carrying member of Mensa.
Is it ever too early for a fairy dress? For Matt it started just before Miss K turned three.
Do you get frustrated by other parents at playgrounds? Maybe they should follow these rules.
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From tyre parks to building your own adventure, there are some epic playgrounds out there.
The chatting adults standing in water up to their waists nearby, hadn't seen or heard my son slip under the water.
Artist Mica Angela Hendricks learnt an important lesson when her four-year-old daughter reminded her to share.
The Christmas elf is great at keeping kids in line over Christmas, but is it a tradition for all kids? The creator of the Elf on the shelf weighs in.
Is Marine Gardens and playground in Raumati the best playground in New Zealand?
Concern grows after string of serious misconduct cases at education providers in the past five years.
Emma Watkins is one of the newbies in The Wiggles line up currently touring New Zealand, but is actually an old hand.
We've rounded up the best apps for keeping your kids engaged while providing valuable educational or creative content.
There are very few songs on the radio today that you would be happy to have your preschooler sing along to but there are a few exceptions.
This outrageously cute four year-old tap dancer in her preschool tap recital couldn't contain her dancing feet.
The night before a new half million dollar playground was set to open, vandals ruined it.
Children under five need to get a "gun licence" if they want to point sticks at each other.
Fairy-dresses, rugby gear and imaginary trips to the beach, Ms K's dress up adventures have Matt wondering...
It doesn’t matter how much of a fool you make of yourself when reading to your kids. They love the voices, and being read to in an animated way.
We asked Essential Mums readers and their kids to roadtest the LEGO City starter kit. Here's what they thought.
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