Wednesday 22nd February 2017 Read the latest in Kidspot Catch-Up
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Screen time

How much screen time is too much?

In a world where many kids are spending more and more of their time sat in front of some sort of screen, it can be hard for parents to regulate technology use. As kids are inclinedto use technology more in their everday lives, including in class and for homework, finding the right balance of screen time, physical activity and down-time is tricky. A good place to start is the guidelines of how much is too much. Then comes the real challenge of putting your own family's rules into place. Read on for tips on how to implement these.

How much screen time is OK?

Tips for studying onthe computer

Tips for keeping TV time under control

Creative learning apps for kids

Vodafone

Top 5 Today

Breast types

Not all breasts are the same

In this BreastfeedingNZ video, midwife and breastfeeding educator Joy Wadham discusses how difficulties caused by different breast types can be overcome to continue successful breastfeeding.
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Bath guide

Bath time bliss for all ages

Whether you're a newborn baby, a playful toddler or a busy mum - the joys of a warm bath are undeniable - unless your child has an aversion to the tub and would rather stand under the hose! Ourultimate bath time guide has tips and ideas for all ages to keep bath time fun and safe.
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When playdates go wrong

When playdates go wrong

Having a friend come over to play is a simple part of our childhood. However, spending extended time with even a good friend can sometimes turn from a fun playdate into a stressful and tear-filled disaster.
Tips to keep playdates on track
Dotty Dice Games

Bring on the board games

Some of the best learning that you can do with your child involves board, card and dice games. It's simplefun that can encourage numeracy, literacy, communication, sharing and much more. Dotty Dice Games has a great range of unique and affordable board games for that support the NZ Education Curriculum.
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On The Spot
CASPA

CASPA

After school and holiday programmes in Christchurch for when you can't be there. Fun activities, homework help and afternoon tea.
Kids Music Company

Kids Music Company

Award-winning, original music created to make learning fun. Choose from a great range of music CDs for kids.
MOTAT

MOTAT

Fun for kids of all ages - explore and interact at New Zealand's largest transport, technology and social history museum.
Gloputt Mini Golf

Gloput Mini Golf

It's lights out for some glow in the dark fun! Try golf with a difference - great for a family outing orbirthday party.
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