Time to get the kids keen on gardening and the outdoors

It’s nearing the end of the school holidays and the sun is shining. This is a perfect time to get the kids outside without book coverhaving to drive them to the beach or for a walk in the hills. Let’s get them outside in our own backyards.

There are many books on gardening with kids in our libraries. We have some great books for parents about how to provide kid friendly gardening spaces and about encouraging them to participate. Children’s gardening books are written in a style appealing to them.

If your child is really not interested in gardening at all try books on outdoor activities.

Enjoy the simple fun of watching the sky

CoverDid you ever rip up an old sheet to make a tail for a kite? Or make flour and water paste to stick down the newspaper of your soon-to-be-flying creation?

Even if you didn’t, the simple joy of flying a kite can be yours for a few coins – or you can watch other people do it for free at New Brighton on Saturday. It’s Kite Day – head along with the whanau and re-discover the simple fun of watching the sky.