Useful Links

Hand in Hand is a fantastic resource book, designed for parents, whānau and foster carers to provide good information on health and education universal services so you can be more informed and better equipped to take action for the child’s future success.

Pennie Brownlee is self employed as a facilitator of professional development for early childhood, primary and for parents.  Author of “Magic Places” and “Dance With me in the Heart, she is a strong advocate for children and believes that “every single one of our babies needs one thing above all else – nurture”.

Janet Lansbury’s website is a great resource for infant/toddler parenting articles.

Brainwave Trust‘s vision is that one day every child in New Zealand will get the best start in life because parents and the whole community understand the impact that early experiences have on the developing brain and ultimately on the healthy development of our society.

The Empowered Educator is a great site for play ideas, templates and resources for home educators.

Interesting Reading

I Love Dirt, Jennifer Ward

The well balanced child, Sally Goddard Blythe

Last child in the wood , Richard Louv

Forest Schools & Outdoor Learning in Early Years, Sara Knight

Outdoor play in the early years, Ros Garrick

Outside is where we need to be, Cheryl Greenfield

Grandmas Bag of Tricks (Toad Cottages & Shooting Stars), Sharon Lovejoy