Development & Behaviour

 

Development & Behaviour

Should your little one return to preschool before the Covid-19 pandemic is over?

The benefits of sending children to preschool are significant, but is it safe?

Development & Behaviour

WATCH | '...it's a baking show about baby teeth'

Here's a very different, and rather alarming, suggestion for preserving those baby teeth.

Development & Behaviour

Opinion | The government’s failure to lead the ECD sector needs to be addressed

"...the sector seems like an irritating cousin for the government, one that they do not have the capacity or interest to deal with, so they have just pretended it doesn't exist."

Development & Behaviour

Don’t worry, your child’s early learning doesn’t stop just because they’re not in childcare

They will continue to make meaning of their world as they think, question and play at home.

Development & Behaviour

How to help young children control their emotions and behaviours during the pandemic

Pre-school-aged children who have better self-regulation are often better prepared for school and life.

Development & Behaviour

'Pre-schools should be filled with laughter and love, instead they are empty and silent'

"We are destitute, parents are desperate and children are frustrated: they miss school and interaction with their friends and teachers."

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.

Parenting

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

Classrooms lay empty and the playgrounds look bare and abandoned.

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.

Development & Behaviour

Colouring fun with Parent24 and Butterfly Products

Download the activity pack 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!

Development & Behaviour

Learn numbers with Parent24 and Butterfly Products

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Development & Behaviour

Learn the alphabet with Parent24 and Butterfly Products

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

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.

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.

Development & Behaviour

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

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

Development & Behaviour

25 words your two-year-old should be saying

By the age of two your tot should be uttering a few words already. Here are some of the more common words he should be familiar with at this age.

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.

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.

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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