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!
Here's some pointers to kōrero with your curious kids about the new cases of COVID-19.
We're seeing more face masks around, which is great, but some tamariki may find this worrying or strange - here's a way to normalise face masks.
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.
Learning our pepeha connects us to our family and history.
A fun workbook series taking tamariki through all they need to know to tuputupu (grow) kūmara (and your mental health too!)
Welcome some fresh air and some sky magic by making a manu tukutuku (kite).
Apps and tracks and great facebook pages all supporting our te reo Māori
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!)
Mark ANZAC day by making a poppy wreath or single giant poppy.
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!
When we 'lose ourselves,', in a calm activity it's called a 'flow' state. AND is happiness producing!
Help your tamariki build empathy and learn the key to being a good friend.
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
The all you and your tamariki need to know about anxiety - sometimes understanding the neuroscience really helps.
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.
Back in bubble time might feel hard, but get your routine sorted and you'll soon be rocking it!
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.
As parents, we all have those nights where cooking a meal really is the last thing we want to do – especially when there’s fussy eaters in the house.