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!
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 SKIP have helped us develop lots of fun, bubble-friendly ways to do just that!.
Create a mean piece of artwork and talk about emotions - Emotional Rollercoaster is a win win activity!
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.
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!
Having things available that help us calm down is important at any age - start em young!
We all need a favourite space to retreat to! This activity validates the need for everyone to have a calm, happy space.
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.
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 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!
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.
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?
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.
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.