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The Distracted Generation

We live in a very high-stress, fast-paced world. Our children of today are exposed to so many stimuli, and have many ways to consume both entertainment and knowledge that often simple things, such as our children’s reading success, is at risk. In this digital age, with many distractions, it is now more important then ever…

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Tiny Tots On The Move

Learning To Stand: It’s a major milestone when baby learns to pull its up into a standing position. It’s hard work but very rewarding. Standing is important because it: Strengthens baby’s muscles (including baby’s feet, leg, hip, back, tummy and arm muscles) Gets baby to control and co-ordinate it’s movements Lets baby experience weight on…

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Top 10 Child – Friendly Places To Eat

Been a tough week at work? Why not spoil the family with a night of fun at one of these amazing, child-friendly restaurants? 10. Bambanani – Melville Johannesburg “Many a frazzled parent has been rescued by Bambanani’s attentive childminders and varied equipment. A wonderland for kids, the restaurant offers endless entertainment, from a dress-up closet…

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My Child Has Sticky Fingers: The Ins & Outs

Sticky Fingers Alert! Children steal things all the time. It’s normal and natural and is bound to happen at some point. Just make sure you are prepared for when it does happen. Reaction is key. Stealing is not entirely impulsive, however. “Five- and 6-year-olds are outgrowing the belief that adults can read their mind, and…

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The Shitty Things People Don’t Talk About

Do you have a past that you aren’t particularly proud of? One that you wouldn’t happily and openly speak about? If you did come from a happy home, you are fortunate and should count your blessings as many people, all over the world, come from volatile backgrounds and it isn’t always easy opening up. Many…

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Reading – Why Parents Need To Step Up

In this digital age there are many distractions. It is now more important then ever to instil in our children a desire to read and a desire to play. Why not give them a better understanding of the impact it can have on the rest of their lives. We live in a very high-stress, fast-paced…

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The Importance Of Block Play – Specific to Grade R

Block Play It’s no secret, all children want to have fun, develop both mentally and physically and learn about the world around them. Why Is Play Important? It helps children grow and learn It is a way of taking part in everyday life It is key to development and brain growth Children explore and become…

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Struggling with Listening?

Listening: Our children are sensitive creatures who may be experiencing their own personal issues and as a result, this could be affecting your child’s behaviour. Is our child being bullied? Know the symptoms. We have all been there. The constant reminders, the arguing, the nagging, it’s all too much. But I hate to break it…

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