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Book review: The Detective Dog

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

Development & Behaviour

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.

Development & Behaviour

Do you teach your kids about money?

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

Development & Behaviour

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.

Development & Behaviour

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


This year's top toys for toddlers

Are you completely stumped on what could you possibly get your little ones and their cousins for Christmas? Look no further! This gift guide is a collaboration of fun and educational toys.


Celebville does Halloween in the most epic way

Halloween isn't really observed in South Africa, but it doesn't stop us from cooing at the costumes and admiring just how much effort is put in.

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Jo Frost shows you how to deal with young kids in a restaurant

Going to a restaurant with your kids can be quite a mission. Jo Frost, the child behaviour guru, gives some of her tips and tricks to help. 


WARNING! This video will make you crave a pet

Getting a pet is one of the best things you can do for your children. We've lined up a few good arguments...


Harsh truth: Here's why you as a parent should buckle-up your child

Are you one of those parents that fail to buckle up your kids? This is why you should stop those bad habits and start caring about our child's safety.


Kids' savagery at its finest

Sometimes kids say some uncouth things. The adults work very hard at keeping a straight face, but deep down, they're rolling on the floor laughing.

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Fire up your child’s creativity

Here are some great ways to help your child get creative when there's been too much TV time.


Leapfrog unveils the LeapStart

PARTNERED WITH PRIMA TOYS: LeapFrog’s LeapStart Junior, designed specifically for 2 to 4 year-olds, will help kids thrive by teaching them the critical skills they need at this early stage

Development & Behaviour

When co-sleeping becomes too much

Co-sleeping can be really helpful when your baby is young, but extended co-sleeping can lead to many familial problems.


Kids movies we’re looking forward to this year

There are some great movies still coming up for kids of all ages.
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