SKIP Strategies with Kids | Information for Parents

Managing screen time

Tips for managing screen time

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Supporting whānau, communities and tamariki to thrive

Videos for whanau

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. 

Learning through play

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

Do things together you enjoy

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

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.

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.

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.

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

Dreams for whānau and tamariki

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

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Staying calm with kids

The best way to help kids learn to manage their emotions is by showing them through how you behave. Managing your anger isn’t easy, but it can be done, even if you’ve got into the habit of yelling and lashing out.

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