Preschool (2-6)



WATCH: Feisty two-year-old has the internet in stitches with hilarious first-day-of-school rant

This two-year-old must be the most self-aware toddler on the planet.

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A great way to teach our kids about consent

Deanna Carson is an educator who runs Body Safety Australia which teaches children, from as early as their pre-school years, about consent.

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Stop yelling over spilt milk! Science explains why your kids are so clumsy

Even parents have their blind spots. Science explains the reason your child keeps on spilling when it comes to meal time.

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Finding it hard to get your tech-savvy child to pick up a book?

Well, get off your phone and follow these tips to help your child to develop a love for reading.


11 reasons why you'll love PlayKids!

PlayKids, the nr 1 app for kids, is available in South Africa! Download it for screentime you can trust.


Help your child build bulletproof self-esteem with these children's books

We've compiled a list of books to help prepare your little one for life's challenges.

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11 games to play with your preschooler to boost math skills

Give your toddler a mathematical edge with these brain boosting games.

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"My friend went to get her son so he could eat and he wasn't there"

'He came running back from the parking lot and said he had just gone with his friend to go look at his friend's car! So scary!'

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Should academics replace play in preschool?

A former teacher and father of 3 questions whether the amount of academic work done by preschoolers is healthy for development.


Book review: The Detective Dog

This new book from the wonderful Julia Donaldson is a lovely romp with a mystery to solve.

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Ramadaan activities: The Good Deed Jar

Just because your kids are too young to fast doesn't mean they can't get into the spirit of Ramadaan.


Where you see madness, your kids see magic!

Watch how a mom and her daughter interpret the same day in completely different ways.

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Brain mechanics: When your child learns to read

Why learning this crucial skill is harder than we can imagine.

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Do you teach your kids about money?

Teach your child about the reality of money by drawing from everyday moments.

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The defiance of a 3-year-old

I'm pretty sure my kid's ears are broken and I don't know how to get him to listen to me.

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Understanding childhood memory

Ever wondered if your child will remember the amazing second birthday party you painstakingly put together? Science says, probably not. Here's why.

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Picture books with no words help parents and children read

A local study shows that wordless picture books can improve the reading relationship between parents and children.


The Gruffalo now available in South African languages

The childhood favourite has been translated into isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sesotho and Setwana.


How to get your toddler to accept your new baby

Welcoming a new baby to the family can be tough for your toddler. Here's how to make it a bit easier.

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Life with a 3-year-old in tweets

Having a three-year-old is one of the most challenging times as a parent. Can you relate to any of this?

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Foundation teachers are more than simply childminders. Here’s why...

Having good, well-trained teachers in their early lives benefits children enormously.


See this 4-year-old tot and her dad belt out Toy Story classic

This daddy-daughter duo's take on one of Disney's all-time favourite movie tracks will melt your heart.


Who is looking after your preschooler?

SPONSORED: Not all parents are in the position to stay at home with their little ones. Choosing the correct Early Childhood Development (ECD) facility is crucial. Here's how.


She wore a GoPro to her first day at preschool

An oldie but a goodie! Wish you were a fly on the wall? These parents found a memorable way to document their child's first day.


Would you take your kids hunting?

A preschool in Norway took 5-year-olds on a field trip to see how reindeer are slaughtered and skinned. Many South Africans take their children with them on a bushveld hunting expedition. How do you feel about it?


Learning how to swim

All about swimming lessons, from your child’s first cautious dip to stroke correction and swimming galas
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