Sparklers is normally a classroom, wellbeing toolkit. But we're being told that Sparklers is also a great option for home use too. So, ta daaaa!
If you’ve been made redundant recently – kia kaha. We've compiled our top tips to help talk to your kids about this unsettling time.
Here's some pointers to kōrero with your curious kids about the new cases of COVID-19.
Our top tips if your Saturday mornings are spent cajoling, bribing and getting angry in order to get your child on the field or out from hiding behind our legs.
Learn about the importance of the Matariki whetū (star) cluster and its special appearance in the winter sky marking the beginning of te mātahi o te tau (the New Year).
Bring in te mātahi o te tau (the new year) and welcome Matariki with your own manu tukutuku (kite).
Nothing says festivities like bunting! Representing all of the special whetū of Matariki - each whetū offers a whānau adventure in line with their significance.
Expressing gratitude helps us feel good, and it's got the science to back it! Give it a go, make it a habit.
Make some paper flowers to make someone's day (and your own!)
Learn about energy levels and how we can match them to fit the situation.
Get on top of the big emotions like anger and worry with this fun technique.
Support your child to learn their strengths and discover yours too - while you're at it!
Capture memories of your whānau - it builds connection both to them and your family's history.
Names are important and often have special meaning or a story. Share and capture these.
Kids need to calm their energy or big emotions - step one, learn to tummy breathe!
Practise tummy breathing to lengthen our time relaxing and being mindful. A whānau chillax!
Sometimes a shared goal is a great way to change the focus and reconnect us. This will do the trick!
A super simple introduction to mindfulness using your next snack break to practice.
Honing in on our senses develops our mindfulness skills – and mindfulness gives our wellbeing a boost!
Having things available that help us calm down is important at any age - start em young!
Learning our pepeha is such a great thing to do because it connects us to our family and history.
When we 'lose ourselves,', in a calm activity it's called a 'flow' state. AND is happiness producing!
We all need a favourite space to retreat to! This activity validates the need for everyone to have a calm, happy space.
A fun activity which helps us learn about the connection between music and our moods
Your whānau needs to talk about how you're all feeling (in a good way!) Here's a fun place to start.
Mindfulness has heaps of wellbeing benefits. Here's a week of opportunities to learn to be more mindful.
An activity to identify some of the music we feel connected to, and why.
This is a fave in the classroom and easily brought to home - so much fun!
This is a goodie to take to lawn, let your inhibitions go and have some dramatic, active fun!
Hikitia te Hā is a simple breathing and mindfulness sequence that anyone can learn using our videos.
This is a mindfulness activity where you and the kids can find some proper, inner calm.
Help your kids talk about how they're feeling - in a fun way!
Simple whānau activities that have the added bonus of boosting wellbeing!
Parenting is awesome, but it also has its moments! Head here for more parenting tips and tricks.
Experiencing frustration, disappointment, fear and jealousy is challenging, even as adults. This guide offers tips and advice for helping your tamariki understand and manage big emotions.
Our tamariki mightn’t have to pay bills, cook dinners or organise carpools but just like us they face daily demands and worries, and what seems trivial to us can be important to them. So what can we do to help?
Being grateful and kind boosts the way we feel, and tends to make us more likeable human beings. So how can we help our tamariki learn these important skills?
Our tamariki need the basics – like food, warmth, shelter and clothing – but how can we foster their self-esteem and make them feel safe and loved? Here are our top tips.
Having a child with a diagnoses or big emotions can be challenging for you — and your child. This guide offers some handy tips and things to try, based on the most up-to-date research.