Education & play
Emma Watkins is one of the newbies in The Wiggles line up currently touring New Zealand, but is actually an old hand.
Concern grows after string of serious misconduct cases at education providers in the past five years.
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.
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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.
Are you confident your kids would never wander off with someone they don't know? Watch this video.
Hand 5-year-old Emma Dorman an iPhone and she knows exactly how to unlock it and use it.
If you're worried about your kids keeping up with their peers, then you're not alone.
My three-year-old Miss K has started dancing classes - pink leotard, tights, and ballet shoes. The full works.
US parents are paying up to US$400 an hour for playdate tutors to teach their kids how to play.
If you're looking for ways to keep your kids entertained, how about these fun craft activities?
A visit to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs turned into a trip to the Forest of Bears for Matt and Miss K.
A buddy reading programme looks to help children at Anchorage Park Kindergarten make the big leap into Primary School.
Not enforcing a regular, early bedtime could have a negative impact on your child's brain development, according to new research.
A nose is called a 'nose', so why not say 'penis'?
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