Say Yay to Risky Play

Say Yay to Risky Play

I was visiting the Margaret Mahey Playground here in Christchurch the other day, as my son absolutely adores going there. Two different school groups came and went while we were there and the differences in how they were managed was incredible to watch! Here is how it...
Bush Kindergarten Dream

Bush Kindergarten Dream

I took a leap earlier this week – I submitted a proposal that I am excited and passionate about but one that also makes me feel nervous because of the amount of work I would have to do to make it happen. I have always believed in dreaming big so this is no exception....
How to Teach Kids to Play with Knives

How to Teach Kids to Play with Knives

I remember it like it was yesterday. I was helping mum to prepare dinner and she had gone outside to get something from the garden. I had peeled the carrot and I had just started cutting the carrot into slices. The knife slipped and my finger got in the way. There was...
Southern Hemisphere Easter – Kiwi Style!

Southern Hemisphere Easter – Kiwi Style!

My memories of Easter as a child involved a lot of chocolate Easter eggs – terrible I know! I really want to help create some different kinds of memories for my children so I have been thinking about what we can do to achieve this. When I look online for ideas or...
4 Tips for Getting Outside in the Rain

4 Tips for Getting Outside in the Rain

I have been asked many times for ideas of what to do with children when it’s raining. My short answer is “Do what you do when it’s not raining”. This response has received a variety of responses back! It’s not meant to be sarcastic, I say it to get people thinking and...

Pin It on Pinterest