Brain Play is BACK! For in-person Holiday Programmes coming this January 2022!
After a long time of lockdowns, isolation and learning from home, we are so excited to celebrate this summer with an exciting lineup of STEM / Technology based Holiday Programmes for your young ones to get involved in!
Our first holiday location announced is – Upper Harbour Primary School, Albany!
(Kumeū and Silverdale programmes TBC)
Suitable for ages 5 – 13, in either our Junior or Senior programmes.
Programmes begin Wednesday, 5th of January – 26th January, running Monday to Friday, 9am – 3pm, with before and after class care options available! With activities ranging from coding, to robotics, electronics to 3D Printing + more! There are options available for all ages, abilities and interests!
Bookings are flexible, so attend as little or as many courses as you’d like!
Along side these In-person programmes, we will also be offering a range of ONLINE POP-UP EVENTS, from Minecraft Club, to Roblox Studios, so everyone can get involved! (more details to follow!)
For the full list of dates and timetables, or for more information, head along to our website. Hit the “Book Now” button to secure your spot!
Sometimes our children can sound like a broken record wanting and, needing everything in sight! It is times like this when can find ourselves going a bit crazy wanting to run from all the demands. One major tip to help avoid this, is teaching your child the difference between ‘want and need’. By explaining to your child there is a big difference between “I need a drink” or “I want a toy”, you will help your child understand when it’s the right time to ask for something and, hopefully will diminish the list of requirements for you!
Is your kid nose-picker?
Deal with any allergies and dehydration issues first as these can make picking seem necessary. Teach your child to use a handkerchief or tissue, as the main problem is the spreading of germs from fingers straight to the nasal cavity.
My child can’t stop saying rude words! What do I do?
As parents we all will experience our children saying rude words, whether it is as small as be saying ‘poo’, or screaming a swear word in the middle of a supermarket. No matter the circumstance, it is our job as parents to teach the child what is acceptable language to use. When your child uses these inappropriate words you can…
1. Firmly explain this is a bad word and “we don’t use that word in this house”.
2. Set a rule that if this word is used again, there will be a punishment.
3. Ask if they understand this discussion you two have just had.