Hobby Horses


And they’re off! Watch the Hobby Horses in action!     Hobby Horses are an awesome way for the kids to entertain themselves out in the back yard! Whether it’s horse racing, galloping around or general horse play, all that’s needed is your child’s …

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Summer fun starts with a sandpit


  Summer Sandpits – How to Get Started Getting your backyard sandpit ready for spring with this easy to follow wooden sandpit building guide from Bunnings on how to build a sandpit your children can enjoy this summer. Sandpits can become an indispensable part …

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Get Kids Gardening this Spring – 3 top tips

Children love to take part in growing their own fruit and vegetables. At the same time, you know you are nurturing their love of nature, while helping develop their skills (and getting them outdoors!). Starting your child gardening is easy if you follow a …

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Hape Home Education Game Selector


Helping your child learn the right skills at the right time can help them get ahead before they start school. The Hape range of Home Education Games are designed to promote a range of learning and development goals such as colour recognition, …

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Children’s Bike Size Selector


It’s easy to select the ideal bike size for your child with our Children’s Bike Size Selector. Enter your child’s details and we’ll direct you to the most suitable bike for their age. If the Bike Size Selector doesn’t appear below, click …

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What’s your child’s Superpower right now?


As children develop they’re learning all the essential skills for life. When they learn a new skill for the first time, you might find that they practice and practice it until it becomes their ‘superpower’… then they move on to learn …

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2015 Auckland Baby Show – 7 top tips

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Seven Top Tips to getting around the 2015 Auckland Baby Show 21st August – 23 August at ASB Showgrounds, 217 Green Lane West, Greenlane Auckland 1051, New Zealand.     1. Find us first on your way in, or last on your way …

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Maori Language Week – help teach your children


Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa. Greetings to you all. This week it’s Māori Language Week and is a time for all New Zealanders to celebrate te reo Māori. The Māori language has been undergoing a resurgence in recent years, …

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6 iPad alternatives to keep kids busy while travelling


iPads and iPhones have revolutionised children’s play, allowing them to explore worlds and ways of interacting previously not possible. In many families they have become an indispensable part of the playing and learning landscape when travelling. Equally in some families, technology is left …

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Wooden toys vs Plastic Toys – which is better?

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1. Are plastic or wood toys better for our environment? Toys made from Bamboo Bamboo is one of the most ecological and economical materials in the world, with a short growth cycle while absorbing carbon dioxide and converting it to oxygen. …

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