There are lots of fun ways preschoolers can learn about maths before they even start school and growing a love for maths is easy to encourage at home. Have a look at these ideas on how to help your preschooler to enjoy maths from an early age.
The hype around what we eat is nothing new with figures showing that a significant number of New Zealand kids are either overweight or obese. It is therefore important for us as parents and caregivers to encourage our children to eat healthily from a young age. Research provides clear evidence that the food habits and patterns children acquire in early childhood remain with them into adulthood.
Empathy is the precursor to compassion, and its only when we experience empathy that we can be compassionate. Parents are integral in teaching a culture of learning to respect others' feelings and helping young children to develop empathy.