Warm Up Games

Warm Up Games

Warm Up Games – The Body Parts Game   Welcome to our guest fitness blogger Kat from Active With Kat who is sharing one of her favourite warm up games for kids with us.  We are so excited to have Kat join us with her enthusiasm for fitness and zest for life! The...
Spotlight On Dyslexia With Learning Matters Ltd

Spotlight On Dyslexia With Learning Matters Ltd

It has been so important to us here at The Learning Hub to put the spotlight on dyslexia, because it impacts so many children and adults around the country.  Many schools are under resourced when it comes to supporting children with dyslexia, children often go...
What is Heuristic Play?

What is Heuristic Play?

If there is something we are passionate about here at The Learning Hub, it’s play!  There are different forms of play, but lately we have heard a lot of exciting talk about heuristic play.  To find out more we recently connected with Rosalind Potter who has...
Christmas Printable Activity Books

Christmas Printable Activity Books

 Kiwi Christmas Printable Activity Books These printable booklets are just perfect for those of us wanting to keep the kids happy and busy over the summer break, all while still supporting their learning and development.  We are a big fan of The Green Grubs Garden...
Top Toys From The Last 100 Years

Top Toys From The Last 100 Years

Top Toys From The Last 100 Years The biggest change in toys over the last 100 years has to be that there are just so many more than there ever used to be! So many more choices, and children now receive more toys that they did 50, or 100 years ago. When my parents were...
Spotlight On Autism

Spotlight On Autism

Spotlight On Autism Spectrum Disorders Today I am talking to Kirsti Whalen, the support co-ordinator from Autism NZ, to find out more about autistic spectrum disorders, also known as ASD.   We will also look at some of the challenges that children on the spectrum...
The Best NZ Gifts For Kids This Christmas

The Best NZ Gifts For Kids This Christmas

The best Christmas gifts for kids are those that children will use over and over again to inspire imagination and fuel creative play. We also think the best gifts are NZ toys from small kiwi companies right here!  At The Learning Hub we have 14 years of teaching and...
Sensory Issues with Rachel Cheung from Sensory Corner

Sensory Issues with Rachel Cheung from Sensory Corner

Today I’m talking with educational psychologist and sensory expert Rachel Cheung from ‘Sensory Corner’ about sensory processing issues and how they effect children’s learning and development. What are sensory processing issues and how would we know if a child...
The BEST First Readers

The BEST First Readers

I had been on search for a great set of first readers and have finally found these amazing books from Julia Donaldson. There are lots of first readers out there, but so many of them use complicated words and lack exciting pictures. First readers are so important...
The Top 30 Must Read Picture Books

The Top 30 Must Read Picture Books

So excited to share our favourite picture books! This list started out as the TOP 20, and soon grew to the TOP 30, but honestly I could have extended it to 50…100 even! There are so many fantastic picture books for kids out there.  I personally love a picture...
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