About Us

Here at Engaging Minds you will find award-winning, top quality curriculum sourced from all over the world that will help you to spark a love of learning in your children. Welcome!

We want to help YOU create a fun, relaxed learning environment for your child so they can learn to LOVE learning as much as we do.

There is A LOT of curriculum out there to choose from and believe us when we say we understand it can be daunting to navigate. We believe there is no ONE perfect curriculum but there is curriculum that will be a perfect fit for your child and family. That's where we come in. We will help you find what will 'fit' your child and your family by using our experience and product knowledge to help you find exactly what you are after - even if that means directing you somewhere else!

We are helping schools navigate remedial & small group learning, our products can support those suffering from Dyslexia, Dyscalculia & Dysgraphia and other learning difficulties. 

We are proud to stock Apologia, All About Learning, Classical Academic Press, Institute of Excellence in Writing (IEW), Math.U.See, Fitzroy Reading & More.

Drop us a line via email at info@engagingminds.co.nz or keep up to date with new curriculum and the latest news by interacting with us on Facebook or Instagram

Introducing the family behind the business. .....

We are Chris and Krystel Watts the owners and operators of Engaging Minds, located in South Taranaki, New Zealand. We, along with our 8 children, have been a part of the Home Educating community in New Zealand since 2010.  Like many in this country and around the world, the lifestyle home education provided our family was what we were looking so we took the plunge into the wonderful world that is home education and we have never looked back.

As a family, we love the freedom home educating offers. The freedom of planning our days to suit us, being able to sit down as a family to a hot cooked lunch in winter or eat outside in the sun during the warmer months. To be able to teach our children in the ways that they individually work & learn best, to do things at their pace, the closeness it has given us as a family and the fact we get to hang with our children when they are at their best are all things we wouldn't trade.

When Engaging Minds came up for sale in late 2016, it was exactly what we had been looking for and a great fit for us. In 2021 Learn Ex became available for sale and we jumped at the chance to stock one of our personal favorite curriculums, Math.U.See.

We are proud of what we have built Engaging Minds into and how we serve the home educating community in New Zealand and Australia and now support many schools and tutors who are discovering the wonderful curriculums we are proud to supply. We are excited to continue to serve you in the years to come.

 Photo of owners Chris and Krystel Watts.