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MOVIES AND BOOKS

When you need to keep the kids indoors, movies and books are the easiest form of entertainment. 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.

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 of a cry and, most
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Memories

New children’s book and album takes you down memory lane

Be prepared to smile, laugh, reminisce and even shed a little tear (of joy of course), with a new children's ...
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Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween is hitting NZ cinemas Oct 11

Hitting cinemas 11 October 2018, Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween is set to be your new favourite family film ...
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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 ...
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COMMON STONEKEEPER SMALLFOOT

 COMMON (Stonekeeper) SMALLFOOT Q & A

To celebrate the release of SMALLFOOT in cinemas September 27th, rapper and actor Common (Now You See Me, Happy Feet ...
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ZENDAYA (Meechee) SMALLFOOT Q & A

To celebrate the release of SMALLFOOT in cinemas September 27th, actress Zendaya (The Greatest Showman, Spider-Man Homecoming) talks about working ...
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CHANNING TATUM (Migo) SMALLFOOT Q & A

To celebrate the release of SMALLFOOT in cinemas September 27th, actor Channing Tatum (Step Up, Jupiter Ascending, The Lego Movie) ...
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Book

Book review: When We Remember to Breathe

There is a sea change happening in parenting books – not only their content and authorship but also the way ...
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The Wonky Donkey and the Scottish Granny

The awesomeness that is the beloved children's book, The Wonky Donkey, is amassing a whole new following thanks to the ...
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Book Review: Is It Bedtime Yet?

'Is It Bedtime Yet?' is a collection of insights from the parenting village of New Zealand bloggers and writers, headed ...
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Book

The best NZ books for young readers

The winners of the New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults for 2018 have been announced. Find out ...
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Jurassic World - Fallen Kingdom at the Cinema

Jurassic World – Fallen Kingdom at the Cinema

So we rejoin the world of Jurassic three years after the events of the previous film, the Jurassic World theme ...
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Blaze Light Riders on DVD

When all the lights in Axle City go dark, Blaze needs your help using energy and lasers to light up ...
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Peppa Pig – Gerald Giraffe on DVD

It's everybody's favourite pig - Peppa Pig and her family and friends including Gerald Giraffe with a newly released DVD ...
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Oat the Goat

Oat the Goat: the digital story against bullying

Oat the Goat is a new online story aiming to help children learn the power of kindness, providing parents with ...
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Avengers: Infinity War movie review - Spoiler free!

Avengers: Infinity War movie review – Spoiler free!

A movie with a decade of cinematic storytelling and fandom behind it - it feels like the last episode of ...
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A wrinkle in time

A Wrinkle in Time at the cinema

A visually dazzling film sending your kids into the universe and home again with a few lessons under the belt ...
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Must-see family movies of 2018

Get a sneak peek at the best family movies coming up in 2018 and plan your cinema must-sees ...
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ABs book

A to Z with the AB’s

Make learning the ABCs a whole lot more fun for rugby mad kids with the new book, A to Z ...
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Kids books

5 of the best kids books by Kiwis, plus one extra!

Read reviews for 5 of the best kids books by Kiwis, plus a new adventure! ...
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pirate movies

The best pirate movies for kids

The top ten best pirate movies for kids. Pirate movies for kids make great viewing for the whole family - ...
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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 ...
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The rules of reading aloud to kids

Children's author Mem Fox shares her "10 commandments" for reading aloud with your child, to encourage healthy reading development and ...
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