Preschool (2-6)

 

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.

Lifestyle

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.

Fun

Hilarious video reveals 'why women live longer than men'

As much as we reject the stereotype that "boys will be boys", there just are some behaviors that parents of boys will recognise.

Lifestyle

Mom shares heart-breaking photo to show reality of childhood cancer

This mom decided to share a tear-jerking picture of her son during his cancel battle to raise awareness.

Development & Behaviour

Are my pre-schooler's tantrums normal? A psychologist answers

Lerato Diale, a clinical psychologist, answers a concerned Parent24 reader's question.

Preschool (2-6)

Fight that urge to help your little one: let them problem-solve!

We all know that problem-solving is important, but how do we encourage it?

Care

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.

Fun

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.

Fun

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...

Fun

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!

Fun

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.

Fun

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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