Sense of adventure

Exploring the great outdoors are, from left, Tui Huntley, 3, Isabella Laverack, 4, and Te Kupenga preschool teacher ...

Young explorers in Marlborough are set to join a nationwide nature adventure.

75 years of play

Campbell (4) pulls Phoebe and Claudia (both 1) as Ross (4) looks on.

One of Wellington's oldest playcentres turns 75 this year, prompting a flashback from staff and pupils.

Look who's talking

Uptown Preschool head teacher Amanda Preece.

Uptown Preschool head teacher Amanda Preece loves her job and the children she helps care for.

Why Trump's like my preschooler

Just like a four-year-old: Trump too refuses to apologise for anything.

21 things my four-year-old and the US presidential candidate have in common.

Confessions of an introverted mum

"As much as I love spending time with my daughter, I crave the solitude that comes at night, while she's fast asleep."

"You don't need to justify exactly why you're parenting the way you do."

Law to stop parents making kids vegan?

Savino believes that a vegan diet for children can lead to deficiencies in iron, zinc and vitamin B12.

Italians who impose a vegan diet on their children could face jail if a new law is accepted.

One Lego brick at a time gallery

Joshua Ayers, 4, enjoying himself amongst thousands of Lego bricks.

Thousands of Lego pieces are waiting to be pieced together by visitors to Expressions Whirinaki Arts & Entertainment Centre.

Dad create 'Chore-kemon'

How many chores have you caught?

Kids become Master Chorékémon Trainers who need to "catch" all of the chores.

How to survive shopping with kids gallery

Grocery shopping can be exhausting with small children in tow.

Our tried and tested methods from mums and dads who've been there.

Children need parents, not 'besties'

Essentially being a mean and loving parent is what authoritative parenting is all about.

Why being 'mean' in an alpha, responsible way can benefit your kids.

'I raised 12 children over 21 years'

Raising twelve children isn't for the faint-hearted.

With kids at school you taste freedom. But then they always come home.

How to parent like Jamie Oliver

Jamie Oliver: If incentivised, kids are so clever.

With a fifth one on the way, Jamie shares his top parenting tip.

A day in the life of Prince George

All grown up: Prince George attends his first day of preschool.

As the cutest royal turns 3, we imagine how the future king's special day will pan out

'Slapped cheek' warning for pregnant women

While very common and not too serious in kids, slapped cheek can be serious, and even fatal, if a foetus is infected ...

The common children's rash can be dangerous for unborn infants.

5 ways to be a more effective parent

The writer states children need four main things: safety, connection, boundaries and patience.

What makes some parents more effective than others? Top tips.

Mum's boozy alternative to Pokemon

Mom parodies Pokeman Go with 'Chardonnay Go'.

If Pokemon Go isn't your jam, you could try this boozier alternative: 'Chardonnay Go.'

'I worked with 2 child sex offenders'

How do parents keep their children safe in a sometimes dangerous world?

'How can we help children navigate a world in which they will inevitably meet people who want to harm them?'

End of an era

Sisters Edyn and Deleya Radovanovich are the last two children in Marlborough to receive booster seats through Plunket's ...

The Plunket car seat hire service in Marlborough has closed its doors for the last time.

Is the art of storytelling dead?

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Once upon a time, parents told stories to kids orally. But somewhere along the way, the magic was lost.

Beckham's fans defend kiss

Victoria Beckham posted this sweet photo of her sharing a kiss with her daughter Harper.

Victoria Beckham kissing her daughter on the lips sparks a furious debate about whether it's OK.

Let the kids do the talking

The best way to engage with your child may be to wait for them to open up to you.

Getting your child to open up about their day can mean asking no questions.

Pre-school 'rip-off'

The Commerce Commission has taken a pre-school to court over allegations it oveccharged parents using the Government ...

Auckland centre in hot water over claims it overcharged parents and misrepresented its Gov't subsidy.

Childcare cuts hair without asking

Evidence of the little girl's haircut.

"What would you do? I'm quite astonishingly angry."

Boy shamed over Frozen outfit

Zackary was excited to put on his Queen Elsa outfit for a performance of Let It Go, from the movie Frozen.

A stranger told the toddler he should be embarrassed for wearing a dress to show-and-tell.

Nappy Lady shares sustainable secrets

Kate Meads teaches about modern cloth nappies and ways to minimise waste at home with a baby

Kate Meads, a mother and environmental advocate, travels around New Zealand showing people how to live more sustainably while raising children.

Tag, you're it

Mayfield Kindergarten children Honor Fyfe, left, Ever Pybus and Zander Walker- Rowe with a tagged monarch butterfly.

"When someone finds a tagged butterfly they can go online and trace back to where it has come from."

Pious pirates and recycling pups

Their parents, who are presumably bankrolling these adventures, are notably absent from Jake and the Neverland Pirates.

REVIEW: Pattie Pegler enters the bizarre world of TV aimed at pre-schoolers

Community comes together

Blenheim parents Trina and Phil Walker with children Jayden, 1, left, and Tyler, 4.

A "mini gala" for four-year-old cancer sufferer Tyler Walker has become something of a "mega gala".

How to teach kids to eat better

Ready for calmer, happier mealtimes at your place? Read on.

Five tips from a nutritionist and mum-of-three who knows how much of a difference happy mealtimes can make.

Men train for early childhood teaching

These three teenagers are the only men training in early childhood education at Vision College's Hamilton campus. ...

Corey Moore was the only guy on his early childhood course until the start of 2016.

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