Strategies with Kids, Information for Parents

SKIP Homepage Banner Two year olds

Ideas for having fun together with your tamariki

Read more Having fun

Supporting whānau, communities and tamariki to thrive

Videos for whanau

He rapu ngāngara te mahi

Here's a fun idea for spending time together with your tamariki – go on a bug hunt! 

Do things together you enjoy

Paula talks about the things her whānau likes to do together for quality time.

Dreams for whānau and tamariki

We travelled around Aotearoa connecting with some of the SKIP whānau hearing your dreams for whānau and mokopuna.

Learning through play

Dorothy talks about the things they do to help her tamariki learn new things in a fun way.

Showing pride in your tamariki

Our panel of awesome dads from Ūawa chat about how and when they show they are proud of their tamariki.

Building a support network

Tara talks about the different places and people that form her support network and how she utilises them in her everyday whānau life.

What matters to tamariki?

We asked tamariki aged three to seven to share share how they like to be treated. Their words provide insights into what really matters in a positive nurturing relationship.

Become the editor and model for your children

Deb Rewiri talks about becoming the editor for your children in tricky times, like navigating COVID-19 Alert Levels. 

Creating safe spaces for whānau

Community weaver Sue Rei shares how they set up a toy library in her community of Taita that brings whānau and community together.

Connecting whānau in Turangi

Carol has been running playgroups in the wider Turangi area for a little over forty years. These playgroups connect parents from around the community and encourage learning through play for tamariki

Promotional Content

  • Whakatipu

    A kaupapa weaving tikanga and pakiwaitara with child development information, ideas and activities.

    Visit Whakatipu

  • Parenting Resource

    There's more parenting and child development information on the Parenting Resource website.

    Visit the resource

    Parenting Resource

Tip of the week

Not sleeping

Understanding why your tamariki may not be sleeping well may be helpful:

- how much sleep is your tamaiti getting each night?
- are they sick, teething or having medical interventions
- what’s going on in the household that might be affecting sleep patterns?

Read more Not sleeping