Your school’s link to the exciting new APRIL ISSUE digital magazine is available here http://issue1904s.totstoteens.co.nz/

We have now sent out five issues of Tots To Teens magazine in our new digi format. Thank you all for your positive feedback each issue, it’s really exciting to know Kiwi schools and parents love the format we have chosen. We think it’s pretty cool too. Some schools are super-vibed on having the actual magazines, as parents find the online world very busy these days, and are keen to role-model book reading skills to their children. If all or some of your parents would love to receive a copy, please get in touch.

We’ve also included an image of the front cover of the latest issue and a short blurb about the articles inside, as an option for you to include in your newsletter or email to parents along with the link to the digital issue.


And a bit of history…

In case you don’t know us, Tots to Teens magazine is a free community parenting resource for Kiwi families. We focus on positive, well-researched parenting advice to support children’s reading, learning, behaviour, nutrition, health, well-being, and resilience. We have distributed 550,000 free magazines nationwide each year to families through schools, preschools, libraries, and Plunket for over 17 years.

To help support more New Zealand families, we are now producing Tots to Teens as a free digital magazine, using new technology that ensures an easy-to-read experience for parents, particularly for those parents who read emails using their phone. We want to make it easier for parents to read our helpful articles, and we’re doing this by making it simple to share the Tots to Teens digital magazine in your school newsletters and emails to parents.

If this is your first time receiving the digital link, I’m contacting your school to ask you to take part in our schools programme to receive the latest issue of Tots to Teens as a digital magazine, which you can share with your school community. Parents can access the latest issue of Tots to Teens for free through this link. It’s easy to open and there are no big files to download, and it’s secure – parents can only access their digital copy of Tots to Teens magazine through this link via their local school.

Have we sent our digital version of Tots to Teens Magazine to the right person in your school? If not, please let us know by emailing [email protected] .

We’d love to hear your feedback, so please keep in touch and let us know what you think.


What’s in the latest issue of Tots to Teens Magazine

In this issue, we give parents the quick facts about the current measles outbreak. We also share a no-nonsense guide to screen time for kids: How much is okay? Diana Noonan pleads with parents to please keep reading to your kids, even as they get older, as the benefits are beyond convincing. And while we’re on that note, singing with your children connects the mind with the heart and the heart with the soul ­­­­­­- so sing (we dare you)! If you love chocolate, then we have some super-healthy cacao recipes for lunchboxes and after-school snacks, and all the deets on why this wonder food is so good for us. We also cover off elimination diets, facing the braces journey, and take you on a truly New Zealand family adventure: Walking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. We have plenty of prizes to win, holiday ideas to help entertain the children, and a kids’ fun page to enjoy.

We now also have a fantastic new smartphone- and computer-friendly digital version of Tots to Teens for parents to view!

Ngā mihi


Aana and Tony Marinovich