"Bright Ideas For Young Minds" is written by the teachers of New Zealand's largest early learning provider, BestStart Educare. In New Zealand for over 21 years, the dedicated educators at BestStart have nurtured and cared for approximately 75,000 New Zealand children. BestStart is owned by a charitable trust, the Wright Family Foundation, with over 275 centres nationwide attended annually by around 19,000 families. Every BestStart centre is unique. Each of our centres acknowledges, engages with and celebrates the diversity of its families and community. Centres work with the early childhood curriculum Te Whariki, supporting children to build the foundation for life-long learning as they begin their education journey. BestStart is committed to healthy nutrition and exercise, working with Jumping Beans and the Heart Foundation to create better outcomes for our children's lives. We're proud to be a Star Sponsor of Plunket, and together we're committed to making a positive difference to children. BestStart works in partnership with parents, acknowledging they are their child's first and most precious teachers.
"Don't be surprised if the educators who wrote Bright Ideas for Young Minds also solve world peace, because they are geniuses. Filled with an incredible variety of fun and educational activities to get kids moving, thinking and learning, Bright Ideas is every parent's rainy-day dreams come true. From Slippery Slime to Animal Yoga to Giant Ice Balls, the 70 activities in Bright Ideas come with helpful step-by-step instructions, information about child development, and advice on adapting the task to suit your child's needs. Best of all: every activity is free or low-cost, and there's not a single piece of technology in sight. Be still, my beating heart." - Tara Ward, The Sapling https://www.thesapling.co.nz/single-post/2017/12/05/Five-activity-books-from-Aotearoa