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WATCH: Genius maths hacks: The 11 times table

Sure, memorising your times tables is easy when you’re working with smaller numbers. The bigger ones, not so much... But we’ve put together these genius math hacks that makes multiplication a whole lot easier to do.

Fun

WATCH: Be still my beating… Rice Krispies heart! The easiest, yummiest Valentine’s Day treats you can make for your kids

We transformed every child's favourite snack into the quickest and easiest treat you can make for Valentine's Day.

Family fun

WATCH: A DIY advent calendar for the jolliest season

Advent calendars are big around Christmas time and the kids absolutely love 'em. But they can also be very expensive. So why not make your own? Everyone wins.

Fun

WATCH: How to make monster slime for Halloween

A whole lot of glue, silver glitter and eyeballs! Here's how to make (safe, borax-free) monster slime with your little one this Halloween.

Primary school

WATCH: A fun and easy way to explain density by creating a seascape in a jar

The easiest, and often simplest, way to explain particular scientific concepts to kids is to show them an experiment. So we put together one explaining density by creating a seascape... in a jar!

Primary school

WATCH: How do clouds make rain? Here's an easy and fun way to explain it to your kids

From evaporation to condensation, and finally, precipitation – here's a simple and fun experiment to try this weekend, to help you explain how clouds make rain to your little ones.

Health

WATCH: The story of Ayaan Ahmed, Cape Town's very own 'Bubble Boy'

Ayaan Ahmed was diagnosed with SCID in 2016 and his parents were told their little one wouldn't make it past a year. Parent24 sat down with his mother, Shamaa Sheik, who shared his incredible story.

Fun

TIMELINE: From 'killer bottles' to baby cages, weird and wonderful baby gadgets from the past

Throughout the years, there have been many weird and questionable inventions in the attempt to make life easier for parents.

Fun

WATCH: How to make edible jelly raindrops

When kids use their hands to create something, especially when the materials are geared towards a sensory experience, it helps their brains to learn as well. So here's a cool way to get your tot's hands dirty... with wobbly, squashy "rain drops"!

Fun

WATCH: Let them draw on walls! 3 easy play stations with contact paper

All you need is contact paper, masking tape, and a whole lot of imagination for these easy play stations.

Matric past exam papers

Class of 2018, follow us on Instagram @parent24learn for all the exam resources you'll need!

You're going to want to search, follow and share this one – we've just created an Instagram account @parent24learn with every resource you'll need to push through your matric mock and final exams.

Trying to conceive

Trying to conceive? Cervical fluid's the one thing you probably didn't think to check

Trying to conceive can be challenging. But there are ways you can optimise your chances of getting pregnant, like tracking your cervical fluid and timing sex accordingly. Watch this video – you won't believe how simple and easy it actually is.

Fun

WATCH: Remember this paddabekkie/quackie/paper origami game? What did you call it?

Here’s a throwback for you: Remember this paper fortune teller game? What did you call it? And are the kids still playing it? If not, let them watch this video. They too should experience the joy of anxiously awaiting the answer to the questions, ‘What does my future hold?’ and ‘Does Billy really like me?’.

Fun

WATCH: 5 easy and creative DIY bookmarks for the new school term

We've put together a DIY showing the kids how to make quick and easy bookmarks they can make from things you've most probably already got lying around in the house. Scroll down for the video and a few handy tips and tricks.

Fun

WATCH: Jo-Ann Strauss, Eva Longoria, Katlego Maboe, Candice Swanepoel, and 15 other celebrities who joined the parent club this year

Can you believe we're halfway through the year already? We made a pretty video round-up of local and international A-listers who added to their families since January 2018. Prepare to go aah!

Fun

WATCH: 5 mason jar Father’s Day gift ideas

From a shaving and vanity kit to homemade marinade for dad's next braai, we've put together 5 gift ideas for Father's Day and they all fit perfectly into these reusable mason jars.

Nutrition

WATCH: 3-ingredient date balls, butter biscuits and burfee – moms share their Eid recipes with us

What's on the menu for Eid? If you haven't already sorted it all out, we've got a few recipes you can try.

Nutrition

WATCH: Easy peasy pizza hacks

For International Pizza Party Day on Friday (yes, it's a thing), check out this video with pizza hacks to make delicious snacks in just a few minutes.
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