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We’ve compiled some lists of our favourite films that we think your kids will love too, as well as tips for encouraging a love of books.

little hector and the big idea

Little Hector and the Big Idea | Book Review

If you’re wanting to raise kids who not only care about the world in which they live but have some ...
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movies

Tips for Taking Kids to the Movies

Taking the kids to the movies sounds like fun, provided battling with snack bar wish-lists, toilet trips and kids on ...
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wildlife of Aotearoa

Wildlife of Aotearoa | Book Review

From the author of Aotearoa: The New Zealand Story, Gavin Bishop, comes this new incredible picture book Wildlife of Aotearoa. Spectacularly illustrated and spectacularly full to the brim with exploration ...
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hello new zealand

Hello, New Zealand by Megan McKean | Book Review

In the fourth book in Megan McKean’s Hello…! series, we're heading to New Zealand for a new look-and-find adventure in this fabulous new picture book Hello, New Zealand! ...
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little hector and the big idea

Little Hector and the Big Idea | Book Review

If you’re wanting to raise kids who not only care about the world in which they live but have some kind of kid friendly idea of what’s one problem and ...
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movies for animal lovers

Must-see movies for animal lovers

When it’s done right, a good animal movie is hard to beat . The best ones are those which give us a little bit of a laugh, perhaps a bit ...
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A wrinkle in time

A Wrinkle in Time review

A visually dazzling film sending your kids into the universe and home again with a few lessons under the belt ...
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lightbox

Light up your kids holiday watchlist

When everyone needs some down-time these holidays, ensuring there's some entertaining viewing on hand is simpler than ever, thanks to Lightbox ...
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toddler reading

Best books for toddlers

Books are fantastic for encouraging learning, even from a young age. Discover the best type of books for toddlers ...
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Abigail and the birth of the sun

Abigail and The Birth of The Sun | Book Review

Such a familiar story to many of us, a kid full of wonder about the universe around them with as many questions about it as there are stars in the ...
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dinosaur hunter

Dinosaur Hunter | Book Review

There's no beating around the bush with this book, there's no swish went the wind and thwack went the hammer, boom went the dynamite and tack tack went the chisel, ...
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