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TALK. Top 10 places to visit in New Zealand

TALK. Top 10 places to visit in New Zealand

We may not be the only ones around the globe to say it, but we do know the truth- our country is the most beautiful in the world! Not only do we have here in New Zealand every kind of landscape you could dream of - mountains, beaches, meadows, coves, lakes - but our culture and Maori inheritance give a special identity to our country.

DISCOVER. Sensory Touchpad

DISCOVER. Sensory Touchpad

Because it is important to stimulate your children’s senses every day in a fun and educational way, we came up with a super easy and fast activity to make for your little ones. With this activity, they will learn about textures and colours while having fun, and their curiosity will be fully satisfied!

DISCOVER. Rudolf the Reindeer Mask

DISCOVER. Rudolf the Reindeer Mask

Christmas is just a few days away and we had a look through our amazing teachers' idea box and found this great arts and crafts activity! Why don't you bring Rudolf into your house and make this great reindeer mask with your children? It's easy to make and fun to play with!

TALK. Make your au pair feel more at home this Christmas

TALK. Make your au pair feel more at home this Christmas

Unlike our traditional Kiwi BBQ in summer, our au pairs from Europe have different traditions that they've grown up with. Watch the video to listen to Mandy talk about what the traditions around the world are to help your au pair feel more at home.

TALK. Ideas for the school holidays

TALK. Ideas for the school holidays

School holidays are just around the corner with lots of extra time to fill. To give the holiday the best start, plan all of your activities and outings together with your tamariki. Ask them what they are interested in doing, make your own suggestions and add new interests that you have noticed.

DISCOVER. Sticker Fine Motor Activity

DISCOVER. Sticker Fine Motor Activity

This activity can help strengthen fine motor skills as well as provide the opportunity to use text and symbols that are important or relevant for the tamariki. Through this activity the tamariki are being provided with an opportunity to contribute (mana tangata) and explore (mana aoturoa).

EAT. Kiwi Summer Desserts

EAT. Kiwi Summer Desserts

With the busy holiday season coming up, there are lots of BBQs and parties happening all over the place. Here you can find a few Kiwi summer recipes for parties, BBQs or just the odd afternoon baking session. We carried together some of our favourite ideas that might freshen up your next Kiwi summer party!

Kiwi Idioms you might find useful

Kiwi Idioms you might find useful

We Kiwis love to chat and we do it fast and in our own way. You will notice that people are speaking in quite a few different accents and slangs around the country. This list will help you understand a little more.

TALK. Dispelling the Myths

TALK. Dispelling the Myths

Many industries are full of myths. And unfortunately there are a number of New Zealand employers who pay homage to many of them. In particular, the au pair industry in New Zealand is enshrined in its fair share of folklore. And like all myths, they are mythical in the true sense of the word.

DISCOVER. Water Wall

DISCOVER. Water Wall

End your lovely weekend with some fun in the garden. Build this on the garden fence and your children can experiment with physics, engineering and science in general. What a fun project!