Here’s a book that really gets how 21st Century Kiwi families work and play. Written by more than 100 early childhood educators across New Zealand, Bright Ideas for Young Minds is the best activity book to be published in a very long time.
It’s a big, colourful hardback book full of experiences for parents to share with their child. All the activities (70 of them!) are quick to make, mostly free, and visually interesting. So, for all the time-poor, budget conscious folk out there, (that’s most of us, right?) this is the book for you. None of the activities use screens, ‘junkie stuff’ or chemicals. Furthermore, in many of the book’s activities, the authors make a point of having children engaged in - and proud of - helping out around the home.
Bright Ideas for Young Minds is the brain child of the team at BestStart, New Zealand’s largest early childhood provider. For the last 21 years, they’ve been at the coal-face, providing high quality care for our wee ones, so they know a thing or two about what children like and what gets those neural pathways engaged.