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Barbie's flying cat, sharks biting Hot Wheels and other Christmas gifts for kids

In this day and age, buying gifts for kids can be quite a tricky task, but our gift guide showcases the top toys for kids this festive season.

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INDEX: Tonnes of DIY gift ideas!

Making gifts for your child's teacher, grandparents or friends can be lots of fun! Here's a collection of all our DIY gift ideas.

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Do as I say... not as the President does

Manners maketh the man... or so we teach our kids.

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Early Childhood Development: How important is it?

There are many important foundations we need lay for our little ones and we should explore every possible resource available to us.

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"Mom, Donald Trump is a bully!"

It's US Election week! Kids tell us what they think is 'presidential' about Donald Trump.

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How do you talk about Mr President in front of your children?

We may think we’re unique as South Africans, but nations across the world, throughout all the ages, have had leaders they didn’t agree with much. The question is, how much of this do we allow to filter through to our children? And in what way?

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Here's how thousands of kids around the world use the internet

Children in the Philippines love Facebook and YouTube and use the internet for schoolwork. South African teens look up health information online.

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7 year old "wonder woman" sets the dance floor on fire

Being Wonder Woman for a day gave this 7-year-old the chance be herself and dance her heart out

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5 ways ShowMax makes your life easier as a parent

Being a parent can be a tough job especially when it comes to keeping the kids entertained. Have no fear! Video-on-demand is here.

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This is how parents take the fun out of sports for kids

Are you one of those parents that yell from the sidelines and spoils everything for everyone? Not sure? Read here.

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How to praise your child: why simply saying ‘well done’ is not helpful

How we praise children is important in shaping the ways in which children see themselves.

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Encourage your kids to read with our fun library scavenger hunt

Make your next trip to the library extra fun.

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5 ways to bribe your kids into reading

Is bribing your kids to read a good idea? Yes, say experts, as long as you do it right.

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Now SA kids can do their banking on a kiddies app

Parents can now help their kids develop good financial habits with a brand new app.

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How kids can benefit from boredom

Find alternate stimuli, don't only make use of technology and television

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"I bath my kids twice a day!"

Parent24 readers share their thoughts on how often you should bath your kids.

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Daily baths not a must for kids

Most under the age of 11 are fine with two to three baths a week, says dermatologist.

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Suzelle DIY tells us how to be a Story Bosso

The Nal’ibali’s Story Bosso talent search is underway! Here's how your kids can enter this fantastic opportunity to become a published author.

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Local SA celebs support anti-bullying campaign in schools

SA celebs are taking action against violence in schools and so should you.

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Debunking common myths about raising bilingual children

Growing up in South Africa means that kids are exposed to so many different languages. But are there any disadvantages to growing up learning two languages?

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When school grooming inspections go wrong

While we understand the need to look neat and tidy sometimes teachers can go overboard when doing uniform inspections.

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QUIZ: Roald Dahl trivia

If the legendary wordsmith was still around, he would have celebrated his 100th birthday this week. Do this fun quiz and see if you're a Roald Dahl maestro!

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Help your child fall in love with nature

With natural resources fast diminishing, it's vital to teach our kids to respect and protect the environment so there's something left for them and their offspring.

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Suzelle DIY makes up a Santa's Shoebox. Easy peasy

Brighten up an underprivileged kid's Christmas with a specially packed shoebox filled with goodies.

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Care Bears, Transformers among Toy Hall of Fame finalists

The finalists for the US National Toy Hall of Fame have been announced. Which of these will make it?

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How stories can change your child's future

Listening to and sharing stories has a critical role in the growth and development of children. It’s benefits range from academic to emotional. Take a look at the ways you can use stories to affect the kind of person your child could turn out to be!

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10 ways to use stories to bond with your kids

This Literacy and Heritage Month, Nal’ibali launched Story Bosso, its national storytelling talent search! Check how you can get your story published in a book... and how stories can change your family life.

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STIKBOT™ stop animation toy now available in South Africa

PARTNERED WITH PRIMA TOYS: StikBot is a brand new, highly innovative toy that allows amateur film-makers of all ages to create, animate and share original stop-motion videos via an app.
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