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Childcare during school holidays

Childcare during school holidays

Panicking about what to do with the kids these holidays? You’re not alone. While the kids get excited because school’s out, childcare can become a parent’s nightmare. That’s when holiday programmes can save the day, not just for you, but for your children too. Here’s why. Continue reading »

Don’t waste away summer days, spend summer with YMCA


With school holidays just around the corner (again?!) kids are now looking to take off their shoes and socks, shake off the school year and go wild with time dedicated to just being a kid. Continue reading »

5 things you definitely don’t know about Hi-5


With the Hi-5 House Hits tour just about to hit New Zealand shores, we wanted to find out something about Hi-5 we didn’t already know. Continue reading »

Top tips for saving on a family holiday

RACV Noosa Resort-water slides

Going on a holiday or weekend getaway with the family is a great way to escape from your day to day routine, create long lasting memories and spend quality time together. To make planning a family holiday a little easier, we asked holiday website Wotif to share their top tips for getting bang for buck out of your next family trip. Continue reading »

Interview with Mister Maker


The Kiwi Families team got the opportunity to interview Mister Maker for his upcoming tour. Read on to find out what he’s looking forward to when he gets to New Zealand and some great advice he has for kids that love making things.

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Board games in the digital age

board games

When most people hear the word “gamer”, they usually add the prefix “video” subconsciously. But, while digital games have slowly become accepted as part of mainstream entertainment, the past decade has also seen the unexpected growth of an industry that many assumed would become redundant in the era of Playstations and iPads: tabletop board games. Continue reading »

Interview with Hi-5!


Hi guys! We’re really excited that you’re coming to New Zealand. My kids love to sing and dance along to your songs. Continue reading »

Visit Santa’s Magic Castle at Snowplanet


Join Snowplanet in kick starting the ho-ho-ho holiday season by welcoming Santa to Snowplanet on November 21st! They have created a fantastic and magical winter wonderland where Santa will take up residency all the way until Christmas Eve. Continue reading »

Screenies – A new film festival just for children

Screenies International Kids film festival

Do you want a change from Disney princesses and superheroes? I know as a Mum of two young kids (6 and 9) that what my children see on screen is really important to me. I know from experience that it informs their view of themselves and their world. I have seen them playing imaginary games with American accents, building Lego cities after watching the Lego movie and choosing to be animal rescuers after a diet of Diego and March of the Penguins. Continue reading »

Get a free trial from Kumon


Have your child join over four million students around the world who are experiencing the benefits of this unique method of learning. Over a two-week period, students will have the chance to learn through the Kumon Maths or English Programme and attend a Kumon Education Centre for four class days. Continue reading »

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