Education & play
Kiwi kids raised with a bedtime story are increasingly of a bygone generation, as research shows a third of 2-year-olds are not read to daily.
Little Ellis has noticed his pregnant mum walking a bit different. His impersonation is hilarious.
Is it good to let children get bored, or is it better to amuse them for every minute?
Looking around Milin and Jasmin's rooms, it's hard not to notice the piles of books, but my kids have had quite different reading journeys.
A friendly dragon keeps waking Milin up from his daytime naps. He's always gone by the time I get there.
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Milin doesn't understand much about what's going on but he knows it's going to involve lots of football.
Milin has started football. I want to nurture his love for sport, and I think a team environment will be really good for him.
When my daughter's favourite daycare teacher left I spent the car ride home sobbing.
Milin has a new love in his life. It's 10 feet wide and taller than all the trees in our garden.
It started with Milin bringing me cups of make-believe tea. Then it was cutting the imaginary grass in our living room.
You've got a squalling baby, a long to-do list and a DVD on hand. Presto. A child crying at the top of his lungs is suddenly calm.
Milin is allergic to eggs, so Kiran has found some inventive and fun ways to celebrate easter with the kids.
Do you remember much from your early childhood? Do you want your kids to be able to remember more when they are older?
Identical twins Jake and Theo Riddle have become pint-sized international sensations after their parents posted a video of their BMX skills on YouTube.
Blocks, puzzles and other hands-on toys teach kids skills that set them up for success later in life, according to research.
US researchers have turned ride-on toys into mobility scooters, for a couple of hundred dollars and some DIY tricks.
Sometimes lots of little things make you realise how fast your children are growing up and sometimes it's one big thing.
Recently I've come to love making a mess with my son. Choosing an age appropriate activity, however, is key.
There are many things my kids are good at, but where they really outdo themselves is at playtime.
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