Preschool (2-6)

 

Fun

WATCH: Adorable local tot doing the 'Don't eat it' challenge has South Africans crying with laughter

Local mom, Nthabiseng Mathole, could not resist doing the challenge with her tot, Leruo, and the two have got South Africans in stitches.

Fun

WATCH: Little Lucia passionately singing No Scrubs by TLC is so adorable

US-based mom Noelle shared a video of her daughter Lucia passionately singing the classic No Scrubs by TLC on Instagram and it has gone viral for all the right reasons.

Development & Behaviour

When are daycares reopening? 'No room to deviate' says DSD

It appears that for now, families need to keep on doing their best in these trying times.

Education

SA’s youngest children missing out on fundamental milestone developments during lockdown

Classrooms lay empty and the playgrounds look bare and abandoned.

Storytime

READ: How the Windy Mountain became Devil’s Peak

Once, in the days when there were only a handful of houses huddling in the shadow of Table Mountain, a great sailing ship dropped anchor in Table Bay. Read on...

Your Child

Takalani Sesame muppets help educate kids about health habits during coronavirus pandemic

Takalani Sesame muppets demonstrate different situations where children and families should wash hands.

Development & Behaviour

How lockdown has impacted childcare centres in South Africa

99% of operators reported that caregivers have stopped paying fees owing to the lockdown.

Fun

Here's what to do with all those empty toilet rolls!

Spaceships, dinosaurs, racecars, unicorns, butterflies, goldfish and more - all emerge from the humble toilet roll, like magic.

Development & Behaviour

Colouring fun with Parent24 and Butterfly Products

Download the activity pack here, and have fun!

Development & Behaviour

Learn numbers with Parent24 and Butterfly Products

Download the activity pack - in English or Afrikaans - here, and have fun!

Development & Behaviour

Fun with puzzles from Parent24 and Butterfly Products

Download the activity pack - in English or Afrikaans - here, and have fun!

Education

This tot is the sole survivor of a set of triplets – and despite huge challenges she’s thriving!

Despite little Lara still not being able to walk at this age, her mom is delighted at the progress she’s making.

Development & Behaviour

Learn the alphabet with Parent24 and Butterfly Products

Download the activity pack - in English or Afrikaans - here, and have fun!

Advice

Are you struggling to explain Covid-19 to your little one? Don’t worry, Wazi is here to help!

Wazi is a cartoon character in an animation video made by the department to help explain Covid-19 to children.

Care

Save the Children urges caregivers to be extra cautious during the COVID-19 shutdown

“Children are particularly vulnerable because they like to touch and taste the world around them, they often do not understand health advice and tend to have weaker immune systems than adults.

Care

Coronavirus: Are daycares really closing, and what do we do now?

"This is a disaster for me as a parent, like it is for them."

School matters

What exactly are the new school holiday dates? We'll know soon

The DBE assured us that they'll inform the public as soon as possible.

Health

What to tell your kids about coronavirus, and how to help them stay safe

A few useful resources parents can use when talking to their kids about coronavirus.

Care

Coronavirus: Is it safe to take your kids to daycare, and other questions parents ask

Concerned readers are reaching out to us with questions: we provide some answers.

Development & Behaviour

How do I know if my child is developing normally?

Your child doesn’t say much, and what he does say is difficult to understand. Is there something more happening? Here's what delays look like and what parents need to know to notice them.

Education

Three-year-old’s adorable ‘dinosaurs in love’ tune goes viral – and will make you tear up!

This tot’s tear-jerking dinosaur love story will make you fall in love with the prehistoric reptiles.

FAQs

My child stutters: Is the school a problem?

A Clinical Psychologist provides helpful tips to this local mom who believes his schooling environment to be the cause of her preschooler's stutter.

Fun

Kairo Forbes collaborates with mom DJ Zinhle with the launch of her own watch range

DJ Zinhle has 'inspired' her daughter to start entrepreneurship from a very young age. At just 4-years-old, Kairo Forbes is one to watch (pun intended!).

Development & Behaviour

How to get preschoolers ready to learn math

Doing these activities at home with preschoolers may mean they will get the hang of math more easily in later grades.

Development & Behaviour

Raising a son on your own

More and more moms are raising sons single-handedly. A challenge that can be done, says psychologist Richard Bromfield.
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