For young children, playing is learning. So why does Playcentre keep losing out?

Of the huge funding boost coming for early childhood education, Playcentre has been left with just the crumbs.

Emily Writes: On coming ‘home’ to school and our community

'Standing on the hopscotch with the sun shining down, it felt like everything was right. And it hasn’t felt like that for a long time.'

Ten tips from 12 weeks as a brand new parent

Simon Day shares some lessons from his first three months as a dad.

You can teach your children without knowing the answers to their homework

In the fourth part of a new series sharing the stories of families learning from home during lockdown, Tamsyn Matchett discovers a new importance in being kind. 

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Emily Writes: The complete Mother’s Day gift guide for every kind of mum there is

Mother's Day is just around the corner and this year it will be different – no, not because of the pandemic.

Children don’t need to be in a classroom to learn

In our new series sharing the stories of families learning from home during lockdown, Jessie Moss observes her daughters learning at each step of their lockdown journey. 

Covid-19 has only made it harder to be a midwife

On International Day of the Midwife, New Zealand midwives share what it’s like working through a pandemic.

The reality of routine at home

Charles Anderson tries to impose some order on his household and learns that disorder is ok too.

My daughter, on the other side of the screen

Separated from her nine year old daughter in Hungary, Daisy Coles is finding solace in video calling – and Disney gifs.

Together, apart: Keeping kids connected under rāhui

Emily Writes watches her sons hold on to connections in isolation. 

In their own words: Children talk about level four lockdown

At the beginning of lockdown Emily Writes spoke to children across the country about how they were feeling. Almost four weeks on, she checked in on them again.

Emily Writes: Parents can do lockdown learning at home too!

What does your existential crisis look like? Use crayons!

Emily Writes: You don’t need to turn your home into a lockdown school

Your kids will be fine without school for a few months.

A meeting of NZ’s children on how to ruin the lives of parents in lockdown

'We must never forget out aim: to break the parents.'

A teachable moment: What all parents can learn from NZ homeschoolers

Amee Parker is in her final year of a PhD looking at homeschooling, and she has some advice for parents in lockdown.

‘I need people to make sure I’m OK’: Emily Writes on how teens are coping with lockdown

Emily Writes talks to teens about how the level four restrictions are affecting them, and asks how they can be better supported.