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.
Our native manu have unique characteristics - pīwakawaka are playful, kea are curious and this gives us a great opportunity to explore with our tamariki how we can be too!
If we're feeling tired or stuck in a bit of a rut, there are simple things we can do every day to feel good.
This activity contextualises the Whare Tapa Whā model by allowing tamariki to make their own whare and practise all the things that contribute to their overall hauora.
One of the best things we can do to lift our mood is have fun in the outdoors. Our friends at the Department of Conservation and Tākai have helped us develop lots of fun, bubble-friendly ways to do just that!.
Create a kete of things to do to boost your hauora and wellbeing. This might be especially important during our bubble and home-learning time when things may feel challenging sometimes.
Create a mean piece of artwork and talk about emotions - Emotional Rollercoaster is a win win activity!
Capture memories of your whānau - it builds connection both to them and your family's history.
Learn about energy levels and how we can match them to fit the situation.
Support your child to learn their strengths and discover yours too - while you're at it!
Names are important and often have special meaning or a story. Share and capture these.
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!
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.
Read Rising Tide, or listen to the audiobook in English and te Reo Māori as a way to connect with your child , kōrero about resilience and find active strategies to build resilience too.
An activity to identify some of the music we feel connected to, and why.
This is a goodie to take to lawn, let your inhibitions go and have some dramatic, active fun!
This is a mindfulness activity where you and the kids can find some proper, inner calm.
Simple whānau activities that have the added bonus of boosting wellbeing!
Having a predictable routine can help both younger and older children feel secure and happy. It also means loads less stress.
Having a child with differences can be tricky for you, and your child. This guide shares some things to try, based on the most up-to-date research.
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?
If you're looking for ways to support your tamariki (and yourself!) after the recent floods, these tips can help.
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.
Supporting our kids to be who they truly are can make a huge difference to their wellbeing. This guide shares our top tips for staying their greatest source of support.
There's lots of expectations that come with this time - for us, and our tamariki, so here's our best tips to support you both.