Preschool (2-6)

 

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Mome and Tol Ass Mo’s daughter gets her own brand of beauty products

Mome says their daughter came up with the idea of having her on products.

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Preschooler left with second-degree burns after playing on scalding hot slide

Mom urges municipalities to cover play parks with shading nets after her daughter's skin got burned on a plastic slide. [Warning: picture could upset sensitive viewers.]

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10-year-old girl who danced with AKA on stage: ‘It’s a moment I’ll never forget’

In the video, the little girl, Sangenkosi Mkhungo, can be seen getting her groove on alongside the Supamega.

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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"!

Development & Behaviour

"I feel like I don't exist, she just cries for daddy!"

A mother shares her frustration with her toddler daughter wanting daddy. All. The. Time.

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Who said going to the dentist is scary?

A video of US pediatric dentist Dr Eyal Simchi has gone viral, showing him dazzling his patients with his amazing magic tricks! Where can we sign up?

Development & Behaviour

"3 crucial ways daycare centres can improve reading in SA": reader responds

International literacy consultant Thomas Benjamin comments on South Africa's reading crisis by identifying three real obstacles in preschool level - and offering a few solutions.

Development & Behaviour

Liar! Liar! Pants on fire: watching children learn how to lie

It's not a very good deed, but it’s actually a big developmental milestone.

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It happened to me: My child was attacked by a dog

Preschoolers are particularly vulnerable to attacks from dogs. Here a mother shares how her 3-year-old was mauled by a boerboel and experts give advice on handling dogs with care.

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How to help that parent struggling in public

Be kind, because the struggle is real.

Development & Behaviour

Is your tot addicted to your smartphone?

It may be good at distracting the kids but is it as harmless as you think or should you be worried about how much time your toddler spends on a digital device?

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Q&A: How can I encourage my child to interact with others?

Educational child psychologist, Sheryl Cohan answers a reader who is worried about their child's social skills.

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From classics to new stories: new books for your 3- to 6-year-old to discover

Journey to a Hundred Acre Woods or see how Ricky becomes a part of the river pride. These are new books for your 3-6 year old being released this year.

Development & Behaviour

School at 3? "Let my kids be kids, president Macron"

After French president Emmanuel Macron announced his plans to make school compulsory for children from the age of 3, our readers responded, some agreeing and some wishing we'd just let our kids be kids.

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Dangerous children's toys and hazards to look out for

With their 2017 list of toys most likely to cause harm and injury, World Against Toys Causing Harm (W.A.T.C.H) mentions the potential dangers we should look out for on our next trip to the toy store.

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How to help your little one to not be racist

While we know that babies make categorisations based on race, the attitudes that children develop as they grow up are based on what they are taught at a very young age. Nathalia Gjersoe explains one thing that's for sure though: "We are not naturally inclined to be racist".

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How do I get my child to stop eating toothpaste?

Eating strawberry-flavoured anything can be rather tempting, but swallowing large amounts of toothpaste, particularly with high levels of fluoride, can make your children very sick. Here are a few tips to help them fight the temptation and practise good tooth brushing for healthy, sparkly teeth.

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Children must go to school aged 3, says French president Macron

All children in France and its overseas territories must attend school from the age of 3 from next year.

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Are you raising a brat? You have to read this

There’s a thin line between confident and annoyingly entitled, as Margot Bertelsmann discovers

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Want to raise a child with a good head for numbers?

Make maths easy for your mini by making mathematical concepts part of your everyday life.

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What are school sores and how do you get rid of them?

If you've spotted these strange little blisters on your preschooler's nose, mouth, arms or legs, don't be alarmed. Here's how to treat and monitor impegtigo.

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Boost your toddler's brain power by "bridging minds"

Learn about the bridging minds concept and how can you use it to boost your child's emotional, language and cognitive development.

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Watch what happens when this little girl sings to her brother who has Down syndrome

A mom caught this heartwarming moment on camera and it shows just how powerful music can be. Parent24 spoke to a registered music therapist, Caley Garden, to find out how and why this form of therapy is so beneficial for people with cognitive difficulties.

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Disciplining your child in public

What do you do if your child flies into a rage in public? Should you give in or discipline them?

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The cost of home-schooling your preschooler

If you've decided to home-school your little one, you'll find this list of expenses super useful.
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