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Fun whānau activities for the school holidays

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Evidence-based parenting information and resources to support whānau

Videos for whanau

Quality time with pāpā

Xavier talks about what he enjoys to do with his pāpā. Any time spent with your tamariki is quality time. 

Good enough parenting

Deb and Maraea talk about how important it is to recognise that there are no perfect parents.

Making learning fun

Tamati talks about what worked when encouraging his kids to read.

Samoa Language Week

SKIP Champion Latu To'omaga shares how he helps his children learn about Samoan culture.

Dealing with separation anxiety

Now that we're in Alert Level 2, tamariki may experience separation anxiety as they return to kōhanga, ECE and kura. Na shares her tips.

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Tip of the week

Kia kaha te takaro

Parents and whānau are a child’s first and most important playmates. Anything can be turned into play. Getting dressed, household chores, hanging out the clothes, sorting the washing and shopping are all opportunities to have fun and watch children learn and grow.

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