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...

10 arts & crafts activities for the holidays

Holidays are upon us and there are myriad fun and exciting activities that you do at home with your little ones. There is no...

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...