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[30 Sep 2013 | No Comment | Posted in Safety]
Now, some of you may think that Halloween is an Americanism creeping into Kiwi Culture and to some extent I agree. My family won’t be trick or treating or decorating the house with pumpkins but we will be having a party or BBQ with a dress up theme this weekend. This is my rationale: I don’t think scary themes are suitable for young kids but I can’t hide the newspaper or ban shopping trips each October so they know about Halloween. I don’t think knocking on strangers doors and asking for junk food is ...
[11 Jun 2013 | No Comment | Posted in Safety]
A new bike track for young kids was opened on 29th May at Harcourt Park in Upper Hutt. The child friendly track is set up like a real road complete with road signs, a pedestrian crossing, a roundabout and intersections to help teach young kids road rules. It's a great way for kids to get an understanding of what the road signs mean while also learning about it in a safe environment.
[28 Oct 2010 | No Comment | Posted in Safety]
In recent years Halloween has gained in popularity in New Zealand and Oct 31st sees more children pacing the footpaths in the hope of securing some sweet loot.
[10 Apr 2010 | 2 Comments | Posted in Safety]
Do whatever you can to keep your precious bundles secure and embrace life!
[1 Mar 2010 | No Comment | Posted in Safety]
The following information has been provided by Tiffany Jackson – the School Travel Plan Co-ordinator for Kapiti Coast Distict Council In the last 10 years the number of New Zealand’s primary school children driven to school by car has nearly doubled. This increase in car use creates traffic congestion, has an adverse effect on the environment, children are less active and fail to learn road safety rules from experience. A Walking School Bus is easy way to set up and the children have fun going to and from school. They provide interaction ...
[23 Jan 2010 | No Comment | Posted in Safety]
Beaches on our doorstep, rivers  weaving their way from mountains to sea, creeks, lagoons, lakes and swimming pools.  We’ve got it all on the Kapiti Coast!  And as the summer sun begins to show it’s face and we look for ways to entertain our children many of us will be frequenting these water spots for a swim and a play. Over the last few weeks I have watched as my 2.5yr old discovers the excitment of the water.  At first she was causious running back and forth on Raumati beach trying ...
[17 Aug 2009 | 2 Comments | Posted in Safety]
At two-and-a -half our daughter is discovering her world at large. She explores the cupboards, the vege patch, the seedlings (sometimes a little too closely to my husbands dismay).  She is beginning to understand the difference between right and wrong, safety and danger and we’re doing our best to give her that knowledge and understanding.  Every night when she hears our next-door neighbour reversing down his driveway she runs outside to say hello over the fence.  It’s very cute.  I’ve been happy to let her do so as our property is totally fenced ...