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Please protect your children during this lockdown period

The Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital and ChildSafe SA are urging all adults, parents and caregivers to be extra vigilant and apply proper supervision over the young ones during this time.

Lifestyle

FEEL GOOD | How this local 7-year-old started his hand-sanitiser business after learning about coronavirus

When seven-year-old Nkosana Buthelezi learnt about Covid-19 in school, he felt a sudden rush of concern.

Health & Safety

Use this cute graphic to explain Covid-19 to younger kids

See this PDF to make the explaining of the coronavirus to your children easier.

Development

Ever heard of 'pester power'? Here's how our food industry is getting your kids to make you buy unhealthy food

For the sake of future generations, it is critical that we teach our children to eat well: lots of fruit and vegetables, less salt, less sugar and fewer processed carbohydrates.

Health & Safety

Eight tips on what to tell your kids about coronavirus

One thing to note is the number of reported infection cases in children remains low: of more than 44,000 confirmed cases from China, only 416 (less than 1%) were aged nine years or younger. No deaths were reported in this age group.

Development

Six phrases to help your child’s emotional development

Emotional competence is an important life skill. Children with a high level of emotional competence, tend to have more friends, do better at school, and are more likely to help others.

Development

Childhood deprivation affects brain size and behaviour

The human brain goes through dramatic developmental changes in the first years of life. During this period it is particularly sensitive to environmental influences.

Lifestyle

Local boy born with birth defect at last gets to go to school – nine surgeries later

There aren’t any recent figures for South Africa but in the US, 1 500 to 2 000 babies out of the 4 million born each year, are born with the condition.

Development

More than 8,000 South African children die every year as a result of injuries, and poverty has a lot to do with it, experts say

Poor infrastructure and harsh living conditions, in a society like South Africa which has deep structural poverty, expose children to high levels of neglect, harm and injury in the home and community.

Development

Schoolgirl makes stunning recovery after surgeons turn her foot into her knee

A schoolgirl who beat bone cancer after surgeons performed a rare surgery that turned her foot into her knee has wowed medics and her family - by being more active than ever before.

Fun

With $26 million in earnings and more views than Baby Shark, this 8-year-old is Forbes' Highest-Paid YouTube Star of 2019

Started as an unboxing and toy review channel in 2015, Ryan's World now boasts more than 23 million subscribers and more than 34 billion views, making the 8-year-old star of the show more popular than the viral monster, Baby Shark.

Fun

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.

Fun

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. .

Development

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.

Development

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.

Fun

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.

Fun

'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.

Fun

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?

Fun

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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