War and peace are tricky topics to talk about with kids, especially in the current moment where the peace our children enjoy in Aotearoa is not the reality for children in other parts of the world.
Yet as Anzac Day approaches, we have an opportunity to reflect on the price that was paid for peace in our land, and to honour those who bravely paid it. And there is an invitation here for our children to stand alongside us as together we say, we will remember them.
Your approach to Anzac Day commemorations will probably depend on the age of the tamariki in your whānau. The following ideas are simply a place to start, and may inspire your own responses that best reflect your family's unique circumstances and story.