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Mindful reading for parents today

A book that embraces wisdom, compassion, and serenity, Mindfulness for Children (Jonathan Ball Publishers) is superb reading that gears four-to-11-year-olds to quieten their minds...

Why screen time for babies, children & adolescents needs to be limited

There is increasing concern about the amount of time children and adolescents are spending in recreational screen time. There’s also increasing controversy over whether...

Curious Kids: Should I be scared of lightning?

Curious Kids is a series for children in which we ask experts to answer questions from kids. Should I be scared of lightning? (Callan, 10,...

A-Z of popular parenting books

Every parent can use a helping hand. Check out the following trusted reads to get you through the toughest times.       How to Talk So Kids...

How imaginary friends could boost children’s development

Psychologists first became interested in imaginary friends in the early 19th century because they feared they could be a sign of emotional unstability or...

6 great reads for little bookworms

Turn the pages with these fabulous stories that are sure to provide entertainment, joy, life lessons and the wonder of transporting them to a...

How playing on swings can help children understand physics

To children in Zimbabwe, they’re mzeerere. Kids in Eswatini call them mjikeni; their South African counterparts refer to the mswinki. The words may be...

When children sing and play, they’re also becoming scientific explorers

Young children engage in scientific thinking and actions long before they enter a classroom. They do all sorts of things in their pursuit of...

11 games & activities for parents to encourage maths in early learning

How can parents best help their children with their schooling without actually doing it for them? This article is part of our series on...

From playschool to big school: How to help your child successfully transition

Moving from preschool into a formal schooling environment is a big step not only for young children, but also for their parents. Doubts and...