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Preschoolers

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7 benefits of block play

Most parents today would remember these from their childhood – wooden blocks, Lego or other forms of toy blocks. Preschools kept a variety of...
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Why it’s good news that Swahili is coming to South African schools

Swahili is one of East Africa’s largest languages. vinnstock/Shutterstock Dr Peter Mose, Rhodes University Kiswahili will, from 2020, become the latest language to be taught in South...
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Why Opti-Baby & Kids is the school of choice

Opti-Baby & Kids welcomes your child every day with open arms. We understand the heart of a parent, and we do everything from a...
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The ADHD brain versus a ‘normal’ brain

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a buzz phrase that is often used to describe children (and adults) who can’t sit still. But what...
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How to make playdough

Children love to get their hands into anything and everything, so why not make them a stash of playdough that will not only provide...
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11 life lessons we learn from kids

As parents, we are responsible for setting a good example for our kids and seizing those teachable moments to ensure our kids learn to...
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5 ways to raise kids who read

I bought my son’s first set of books for him when he was about three months old – in utero, that is. I was...
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Homework: Delight or daily dread?

Whether you’re a working parent or a stay-at-home mom, the question of homework isn’t an easy one. Who should be helping and how much...
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Developing your child’s EQ is crucial for future success

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is increasingly becoming a greater determinant of future success across all spheres of life than IQ, an expert says, adding that...
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10 indoor play ideas for winter

By Tumi Matela Although we have great, sunny winters in South Africa, there are those days when a cold front keeps everyone in the house....
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