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WATCH: 5 treats children leave for Father Christmas around the world

The traditional name for the jolly gift-giver isn't the only thing that differs by country, watch this fun video to see what gifts Father Christmas receives around the world.

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How to survive load shedding during dinnertime

Three tips for helping get the kids organised in the evenings easier.

Health & Safety

The 15 safest Cape Town beaches for kids this festive season

ID armbands to be used to keep kids safe at select Cape Town beaches this festive season. .

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INFOGRAPHIC: How to tell if a toy is for a girl or a boy

A handy one-step flow chart helps anyone know if a toy is for girls or for boys, and buy accordingly.

Development

'She won for being ginormously kind': What the Miss Universe win means to SA's girls

The beautiful Zozibini Tunzi is the third South African woman and the first black woman since 2011 to win the title of Miss Universe.

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Children’s lies are deceptively complex

What happens during the preschool years that helps children to tell their first lies?

Storytime

South Africa's Provinces: Print beautiful, free colouring page here

Just in time for the school holidays, we have beautiful colouring pages to download and print.

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WATCH: Adorable pre-school class erupts at RWC boy's homecoming

Dzingira-junior Matenga's mom sent us this adorable video link of how his classmates reacted when he returned from Japan after watching the Rugby World Cup Final.

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'They have managed to capture the Springboks perfectly' - Striking portraits of the Bokke created by local Grade 4 class

The Springboks have genuinely been a source of renewed hope for our nation, especially for our children.

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The cutest kids RWC pics (Spoiler! Faf's underpants made quite an impression!)

"The school celebrated Bok Friday the day before the Rugby World Cup Final, and when they returned to school on Monday, Rachel asked her girls each to write about their memories/experiences from the weekend."

Lifestyle

WATCH: Adorable little girl gives her parents special vows to say to each other

This video could be the cutest thing you’ll watch today.

Health & Safety

Protecting children starts close to home, with breaking the silence

I recently attended the Sexual Violence Research Initiative (SRVI) called Measuring Progress, Driving Solutions in Cape Town.

Health & Safety

INSPIRE: This how you can help create a safer world for every child

Agencies initiated by the World Health Organisations (WHO) have put their resources together to measure progress and drive solutions to end sexual abuse against children.

Development

What to do when your child is a bully

Don't take it personally if your child is accused of being a bully.

Development

The benefits of cuddling stuffed animals (for children and adults alike)

It's so cute when your little one is peacefully asleep with their favourite teddy bear. Have you ever wondered though what the benefits of stuffed toys are?

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What are timbers — and what happens when they get shivered? Pirate questions answered

The secret to turnin’ decent English into the lingo of sea-dogs. Arr!

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What’s the best way to teach children a second language? New research produces surprising results

Is it really true that children soak up language like sponges? Researchers talk best practice when teaching children multiple languages.

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What The Lion King teaches us about children and grief

For more than 20 years, The Lion King has taught children lessons about the circle of life.

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WATCH: Adorable toddler makes beauty industry look like child's play

China's youngest make-up artist? Meet Xinxin.

Development

Grudges come naturally to kids – gratitude must be taught

Research suggests that young children aren't naturally geared towards kindness and must learn the principle of direct reciprocity in order to apply it.

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WATCH: Blue Ivy is already following in her mom's footsteps

At just 7 years old Blue Ivy Carter is already making history. She is the youngest person to ever score a Billborad Hot 100 hit.

Development

The proposed 'no repeat policy' will be 'placing the needs of the education system above the needs of our learners'

"Through this policy revision, the DBE will be putting a band-aid on a scratch that will eventually become a deep wound."

Development

The Little Mermaid doesn't have to be white and blue-eyed to be beautiful, and our girls don't have to be either

It was recently announced that Halle Bailey will play Ariel in the live-action remake of The Little Mermaid. Of course, the trolls had a lot to say, but we, and a lot of other parents, think she's going to make a gorgeous Ariel. Kudos to Disney for promoting diversity – something our kids absolutely need to see.

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WATCH: These African dolls are challenging stereotypes

In Burkina Faso, the local creators of African dolls hope that their toys will resonate more with the children of the continent.

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WATCH: The girl with stellar handwriting – but no hands

Sara Hinsley was born without hands, but she doesn't let that hold her back and keep her from dreaming big.

Development

Google has a free course teaching kids to spot fake news, and you should probably try it too

Be Internet Awesome is a free digital safety and citizenship children's course Google has been offering for the past two years. They've now added spotting fake news to the curriculum and tech experts are saying the course may prove just as beneficial to adults as well.
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