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Helping our children to increase their independence is one of the biggest parenting jobs of the preschool years, but it’s so tempting to keep doing things for them that they could be doing for themselves. Life is busy, and it’s not always easy to find the time and patience for them to develop and practice […]
How to respond and when to worry. It’s something every parent dreads – feet begin to stomp, toys are thrown across the room and there’s yelling that can be heard from blocks away. Figuring out the best way to respond to a tantrum can be one of the greatest challenges of life with an under […]
Although much has changed over the years, kindergarten’s connection to nature is as strong as ever – and it’s never been more important that our children grow up feeling a sense of connection to, and respect for, the natural world around them, it is important at a sociological level, too. The word Kindergarten – German […]
In Kidsfirst’s Big Backyards, it doesn’t matter what the weather looks like – tamariki learn so much about the natural world by experiencing the changing seasons – and kindergarten is the perfect place to do it. It’s tough for young tamariki to get cooped up inside – they get so much out of the great outdoors, […]
The benefits of taking the time to join in your child’s play. It may seem like a simple game of peekaboo, hide-and-seek, or tag – but for young children activities like these teach essential skills to help grow healthy brains, and social bonds. “When tamariki play, they are engaging their critical thinking and problem solving […]