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Support early education and 'make an even greater impact' this Mandela Day

When you invest in a child’s education, you invest in their future. Even the smallest contribution can impact our current and next generation. You can take #ActionAgainstPoverty, as an individual, team or company this Mandela Day.

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EXCLUSIVE interview: What makes a good parent, with Katerina (aged 5)

What makes a good parent? A question that experts and parents have debated since the beginning of time, no doubt. We speak to someone with a unique perspective.

Development & Behaviour

7 ways to build your child’s vocabulary

The size of a child’s vocabulary during the early years helps shape language skills later in life. Here are seven things parents and educators can do to help build children’s language and vocabulary skills.

Development & Behaviour

Building the nation with no appreciation: ECD teachers aren’t officially recognised within the NCS

Early childhood development and Grade R teachers aren't formally recognised by the Department of Education, yet they play a crucial role in ensuring children have a strong educational foundation.

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Mum hopes to break barriers with Down's Syndrome daughter's modelling career

Watch how this little girl has grown to be such a natural star that her mom plans to launch her career as a model.

Development & Behaviour

Three easy ways you can help your preschooler develop conversation skills

Communication is one of the most important factors in fostering a good relationship. Here are a few top tips from a local principle, designed to get your kids chatting...

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This might be the smartest two-year-old in South Africa

He’s barely articulate enough to express himself, but two-year-old Omphile Tswai’s ability to read and identify geometric shapes is beyond his age.

Lifestyle

Too cute for words! Ten local celebrity kids we all love

From Kelly Khumalo’s adorable bundles of joy to Ntando Duma’s beautiful daughter – we’ve compiled 10 local celeb babies you love!

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WATCH: This adorable 4-year-old has some strong opinions about how Jasmine should be the only one on that flying carpet

"You don't need a boy to take you to see the whole world... cause there's no space on the carpet!" She's only 4 and is already thinking independent woman thoughts.

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This "pint-sized Picasso" is an art legend in the making at just 2

Lola June from New York has only just gotten to D of her ABCs but her art is already being compared to the likes of Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollack, with her paintings going for more than $1000 each.

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Mom celebrates Black History Month by dressing her 2-year-old as inspirational women

This mom wants her daughter to realise that she has limitless opportunities in life.

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Check out this 6-year-old boy’s hairdressing skills!

Though it’s not certain that Jiang Hongqi is the world’s youngest hairdresser, one thing’s for sure: the six-year-old has mad skills with scissors, blow-driers and shavers.

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Money moves: How Baby Shark is taking over Netflix and Cardi B's there for it too

Looks like Cardi B's got Baby Shark stuck in her head too and Netflix is hell-bent on making sure it never leaves ours.

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10 rules for play dates

Because playdates aren't always all fun and games.

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Talented toddler draws cartoons – and it’s the best thing we’ve seen today!

A talented little girl shocked the internet with her amazing artistic skills.

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8 ways to celebrate New Year's Eve at home with the kids

Some awesome ideas for ringing in the New Year with the kids.

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Blind boy ‘sees’ Santa for the first time – and it’s the sweetest thing!

This six-year-old boy living with blindness and autism received the best Christmas gift when meeting Santa Claus – and the photos of the visit have since gone viral.

Development & Behaviour

6 things to look out for when buying high-tech gifts for young children

All tech toys are not made equal! Check out these expert guidelines on what to avoid when purchasing STEM toys for children aged 4 to 7.

Development & Behaviour

10 ways to treasure the little things with your child

Here are 10 little things to always do when spending time with your child to make precious memories for both of you.

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Hilarious video of toddler chatting on the phone is the best thing you’ll see all day

This hilarious video of a toddler speaking to her imaginary friend has gone viral – and we understand why!

Development & Behaviour

WATCH: These pre-schoolers are starting their days the right way

A simple lesson in kindness from a class of 4-year-olds to make your day.

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Parents answer: "How can I make mornings easier for my preschooler (and me)?"

One redditor shared: "We have a preschooler who seems to love school but hate the process of going there every morning." You're not alone, the morning routine is a struggle for most parents.

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Our 2018 Christmas gift guide!

Here are the toys you should consider getting your little ones for Christmas this year, ones they'll absolutely adore!

Development & Behaviour

4 OT sensory box ideas for kids

Ever wondered what Occupational Therapy (OT) sensory boxes are and how your children can benefit from them? Inge Sonn from the Child and Family Studies Unit at the University of the Western Cape weighs in on the issue, plus, here are 4 sensory box ideas for you to create your own!

Development & Behaviour

Japan's preschools are using tablets to prep tots for the digital age

Should we introduce digital play in SA schools? Will working on tablets and laptops enhance learning? Well, a preschool in Japan is using smartphone software applications designed for preschoolers in their classrooms, believing if they don't they may just fall behind with all the technological advancements of today.

Development & Behaviour

Bilingual or mother tongue? What experts say is best for your child’s development

Many households are bilingual, which may affect a child's linguistic development. Should cultural requirements be put on the back burner for your child's healthy development? Meg Faure weighs in on the subject.

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5 math skills your child needs to get ready for preschool

Here's why it's important to teach our preschoolers simple maths, with a few ideas to get you started.
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