Too Much Screen Time Makes Kids Anxious

Children are becoming increasingly anxious due to too much time in front of TV and computer screens. Inactive lifestyles are also to blame for the negative impact on children’s wellbeing, according to a British government briefing document from Public Health England. It said higher levels of TV viewing were having a negative effect on children’s wellbeing, including lower self-worth, lower …

Climbing Frames New Zealand Christmas Pre-Orders

Pre-Order is a fantastic opportunity to lock in an amazing price when you see a product you love but don’t want it immediately. You only have to pay 10% of the entire purchase price now and the remaining 90% at a later date. It’s great for those who are saving up for an item but don’t want to miss out …

Children and Technology

I remember when I was younger we didn’t have iPad’s or tablets to play with, we had sticks, trees and our imagination. Now day’s children as young as 14 months are stuck like glue to these new devices.  It has gotten so bad for some children they are needing therapy! (See the below article) Experts have warned that parents who …

Audley Deluxe Climbing Frame

The Audley Deluxe is perfect for those with several children or a large garden. It is a wonderfully spacious and multi-functional set. Whether it is sliding, climbing or swinging, this set offers it all. It also features our brand new monkey bar/swing combo beam. What makes this set so special is that both the lower and the upper playhouses are …

Breastfeeding Longer Makes Kids Smarter

Mothers have been urged to breastfeed for longer, with new research indicating it improves child intelligence and language. Scientists have found that longer breastfeeding, even when it is not exclusive, leads to higher intelligence scores at age seven. Compared with bottle-fed children, seven-year-olds breastfed for the first year of life were likely to score four points higher in a test …

Kids Improve Work/Life Balance

Multi-tasking parents cope better with the demands of modern-day life than their childless counterparts, new research reveals. A Massey University study, conducted by School of Management professor Jarrod Haar, found parents were better at achieving a healthy work/life balance compared to those without children. About 600 parents and 700 individuals without children were asked how well they balanced work and …

Multisports: Healthy message at kids’ race

Triathlon is one of New Zealand’s fastest growing sports and a new event in Auckland is hoping to be the most accessible multisport event for kids in the city. Last weekend, Fitter.co.nz, an Auckland-based endurance sports coaching company, launched the BNZ FitterKids Duathlon Series, which has a real point of difference. “It’s unique in that we’re providing the bikes that …

Overbearing vs Barely Parenting

Every child and every parent is different, so no manual can be a catch-all. It used to be said that the difficulty with parenting is that no one gives you a manual, but you could argue that adage is no longer true. From “tiger mums” to “attachment parents”, countless manifestos offer advice on how to successfully raise a child. In …

Are Your Kids Getting Enough Green Time?

New Zealand may be famous for its sweeping plains, stunning mountains and jewel seas but it seems that fewer kids are experiencing them because they’re playing inside. In an ideal world, kids would spend at least an hour a day in outdoor, unstructured play. But the growing body of research from around the world shows that green time for kids …

Winter in New Zealand

Winter in New Zealand means crisp blue skies, snowy peaks and vibrant, buzzing festivals and one of our favourites here at Climbing Frames New Zealand is the Dunedin Cadbury Chocolate Carnival (20 – 26 July). This festival celebrates winter in Dunedin and the joy of chocolate. You can enjoy everything from chocolate tours, chocolate decorating, chocolate painting, chocolate facials as well …