There’s just under a month to go until Halloween. But if you’re a parent, the thought of entertaining kids during the upcoming school holidays probably has you more scared.
Are you desperate to get the kids off the couch these summer weekends and outside to play?
Are you searching for physically active, easy to manage and inexpensive alternatives to the Play Station, the constant cellphone texting or the perennial cries of “I’m bored”?
Why not enlist your children’s help in the garden and introduce them to a leisure activity that has both mental and physical benefits, and which could give them a lifetime of creative pleasure.
February is the month when parents all over the country breathe a collective sigh of relief – the kids are back at school.
The endless summer holidays of trying to keep the kids entertained and away from the TV and computer are over.
We’re all guilty of over-indulging at Christmas, whether it’s alcohol, food or spoiling the kids with mountains of presents.
But by getting the kids involved in growing their own vegetables for Christmas dinner you might just get them looking forward to something other than presents – and eating something other than sweets.
There’s no doubt the country's still experiencing an economic downturn and, with Christmas on the way, many Kiwis could get in over their heads buying presents.
So the best solution is to invest time and creativity not cash into gift giving this year.
Are you tired of the endless attempts to persuade your children to eat fruit?
Are you looking for a healthy snack that is almost guaranteed to appeal to the kids – and the whole family? And that will be very affordable?
Why not enlist your children’s help in the garden and plant strawberries for the summer.