Creating Easter Traditions and Memories

When we grew up in the 1980s, Easter was a pretty huge event, back when we were children treat food such as chocolate wasn't something that we had often so Easter was definitely up there for my brother and I.  I was the one who would scoff all my Easter Eggs at once and my …

Celebrating Autumn Equinox with Children

This afternoon we went and visited the beautiful upgraded Waitangi Estuary Regional Park near Awatoto. The park which in the past has seen illegal rubbish dumped, vehicles driving all over the place, has now been replanted, has designated parking and walking tracks that will be completed at different stages.    What I personally find special …

Enhancing Play with Loose Parts at Home

The other week I was sitting at an outside cafe in Napier with cousins that were visiting from Kapiti.   At this cafe, they have oversized checkers counters.  Every time we go to this cafe I see children playing with these counters.  Either stacking them up, placing them side by side, moving them about, the …

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