Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

Al­most half of chil­dren iden­ti­fied with mul­ti­ple eth­nic­i­ties More than 40 per cent of chil­dren un­der­stood two or more lan­guages About 80 per cent of chil­dren watched TV or DVDs daily at age 2, while 66 per cent were read to daily

69 per cent were liv­ing in a house­hold with two par­ents, 20 per cent in an ex­tended fam­ily house­hold and only 5 per cent liv­ing with a sin­gle par­ent with­out other adults Ba­nanas were the favourite food for most 2-year-olds 86 per cent were de­scribed as in very good or ex­cel­lent health 92 per cent of chil­dren were fully im­mu­nised by 2 years of age The av­er­age length of time 2-year-olds spent in child­care was 24 hours per week

The av­er­age cost of child­care per week was $160.

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