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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....