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Four year old 3

Four year olds - becoming more independent

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Preparing for car trips with tamariki

Some tips for travelling on long car journeys

Darren talks about how he prepares their kids when they have to travel long distances in the car.

Taking turns and sharing

Tips for teaching take turns and sharing

Dorothy talks about what's worked and what hasn't when it comes to getting kids to take turns, share and cooperate.

Managing screen time

Ways to manage screen time and whānau time

Maraea and Vicky discuss ways to manage screentime with your tamariki in our Facebook LIVE Q&A.

Taking plane trips with under fives

Flying with tamariki? - some helpful tips

Tara shares some things she found worked well when taking her kids on a plane for the first time

Making quality time with your kids

Tips for balancing work commitments & whānau time

Do things together you enjoy

Making time to do fun things with tamariki

Having a support network

Who's in your support network?

Learning through play

Making learning fun through play with tamariki


Keeping your cool when your kids are melting down

Some tips for stressful times

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Tip of the week


When under-fives lie, it's not about them being bad or naughty. It's often hard for them to tell the difference between what's real and what's not, so try not to overreact.

- Avoid making them scared of telling the truth
- Focus on what happened rather than who is to blame
- Praise them when they own up

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