Have a go at this super easy summer sensory play activity. Kids will have lots of fun playing outside with these coloured ice cubes on a sunny day. They're great for playing with at bath time and on highchair trays too!
As we head into summer here's a quick reminder of what we need to do and what we need to teach our kids to do. Weve all heard the phrase Slip Slop Slap and Wrap a thousand times, but its so important as parents and caregivers to keep kids safe in the harsh New Zealand sun whilst they're playing outside, swimming in the pool or visiting one of our many beaches.
Painting with ice chalk paints is lots of fun! Make the most of the summer weather and have a go at this easy ice chalk paints recipe. Its a great outdoors messy play activity, science experiment and painting material all in one!
We all love summer, but it can wreak havoc with kids sleep patterns with balmy nights and daylight streaming through their curtains. A good nights sleep is important for all of us, so help make things more comfortable with these 5 easy tips to help them get to sleep during the warmer months.
Water is an essential part of Kiwis identity and many under 5's grow up spending their holidays at the beach, fishing off the rocks, swimming in a pool or learning how to drive a boat. Yet according to Safekids Aotearoa, drowning is the leading cause of injury-related death among children between 1 and 4 years old.
Sunglasses are not only for adults. We should teach kids from an early age about the importance of wearing sunglasses so that they develop good habits that last for life. Sunglasses maybe a fun fashion accessory, but they can also save your kids skin and help prevent eye problems as they get older by blocking out the sun's powerful ultraviolet rays (UVR).
These toy sail boats are easy to make and perfect for summer time. Kids can play with them in a paddling pool or bucket of water, or even in the bath before bed. They are great as an educational tool too.