NZ Childcare and Parenting Articles
Welcome to our Articles page. For parents, we have created this glossary of information explaining things about the NZ childcare industry.
Great software for preschoolers
Learning through play
Choosing age appropriate toys
Teaching the alphabet
Books for special situations
Books in home programme
Reading to your child
The effects of 'Sesame Street'
TV and your child
TV free activities (2+)
Gloop, and silly putty recipes!!
Green day - teach colours to toddlers
Magazine Picture Puzzles
Recipe for cooked play-dough
TV free activities (4+)
Bottles and Lids
Embarking on Pre-school
Toddler’s near death highlights education need
Illness & Injuries
Child sickness and danger signals
Colic - causes and solutions
Useful contacts for parents
15 Ways to get your child eating healthier
Great ways to get your kids active this winter!
Physical activity programmes for under 5's
Wellness & Prevention
Adjusting your baby to daylight savings
Daytime wetting in children
Healthy Eating for Kids
News release - New pediatric sleep tools
The importance of dental health
The Long Arm Of Domestic Violence
What is meningococcal disease?
Ages & Stages
1-2 years - Thriving under 5 - Plunket
2-5 year olds - Thriving under 5 - Plunket
How do Crawlers and Walkers Learn?
How do Preschoolers Learn?
How do Toddlers Learn?
How do Young Babies Learn?
Newborn - Thriving under 5 - Plunket
The First Year
Assessing Your Child
Bedwetting and Sleepovers
What is Secondary Nocturnal Enuresis
Dealing with Nocturnal Enuresis
Enrol with Plunket
What is ADHD?
What is autism?
Developmental milestones of the brain
Enhancing brain development
How the brain develops
How to Choose a Childcare Facility
How Babies Learn to Talk (0-2 years)
Speech and Language Development (2-5 years)
Bullying - some questions and answers
Coping with death....
Attention and learning difficulties
Bribery vs Reinforcement - do you know the difference?
Children Who Bite
Managing behaviour for under fives
Preschooler behavour: Who's the boss?
Rewards vs. Bribes
18 months to 2 years
Developing motor skills (muscle skills)
Four to Five years
How children develop self esteem
Teaching a child to share
Newborn to 18 months
Three to Four years
Two to Three years
Discipline for Infants
Disciplining Other People's Children
To Discipline Means to Teach
Information on the 20 free hours ECE scheme
The First Few Years Of School
Some things that all dads can do!
Looking after yourself
Parents: Invest in your relationship
What is postnatal depression?
Becoming a single parent
Around the home
Avoid food poisoning
Child safety - Thriving under 5- Plunket
Electrical safety checklist
Hitting hurts. So does exposure to it as a kid
Safety checklist for babies
Safety checklist: burns and scalds
Safety checklist: Falls around the Home
Safety checklist: poisons and medicines
Water safety around the home
Winter safety checklist
Out and about
Safety checklist: Falls outdoors
Safety checklist: near the road and in the car
Safety checklist: on bikes and skates
Safety checklist: outdoor poisons and stings
Baby's beef mince and kumara
Iron rich casserole
Lamb soup for young ones
Lamb's liver and vegetables
Making your own baby food
Mustard roast beef
Savoury liver and bacon
Healthy eating programme for children
Nutty choc chip cookies
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