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A child's fifth birthday marks a huge milestone. For most of us it's when we take our first tentative steps into what will be years of formal education. We've compiled a few tips that should make the transition to school as easy as  A-B-C Get …

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Healthy lunchbox ideas!

You may find a great snack or sandwich idea only to discover that it comes home soggier than your dish cloth. "I wouldn't have eaten that either!" you say. So, here are some tips and tricks to help your kids eat a healthy, wholesome lunch while …

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Back to school safety tips

Thousands of students are marching back to school next month. Safekids Aotearoa has valuable safety tips to keep children safe. For children They’re safer in a booster seat till they’re 148cm tall. Primary school children seated in booster seats …

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Is your child ready for school

A school bag and matching pencil case are typical fifth birthday gifts, but should playtime really be over so soon? Miriam McCaleb suggests we reconsider some of our assumptions about starting school. What springs to mind when I mention 'school …

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What teachers want parents to know

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