Leading advice from Toptots

Toptots Slippers

  • July 29, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
Winter is coming and those little feet need to be kept warm.  Our toddler slippers are made from cotton denim with a soft polar fleece...

Why is it important for your baby to be exposed…

  • July 26, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
From the moment your baby is born, she starts to learn about her environment. She does this by using her senses. Hearing, seeing, smelling, touching...

What is Independence?

  • July 16, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
Independence is defined as freedom from the control, influence, support and aid of others. This...

Sensory Integration Difficulties

  • July 9, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
The number of children presenting with Sensory Integration Difficulties is increasing significantly. It is important...

Process Art and Early Childhood Development

  • July 1, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
Process art is all about the experience children have when they are creating.  We encourage...

Making and keeping memories

  • June 18, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
When you are pregnant or have a newborn everyone tells you that time passes by...

Milestones - are they important?

  • June 17, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
I had a call from a concerned parent yesterday and I realised again how hard...

Setting your child up for success

  • June 10, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
Being a parent of an eighteen-year-old that has just started university, I again realise how...

About the TopTots Healthy Plate, Healthy Me

  • June 4, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
An innovative way of encouraging young children to eat healthily  This product is the brain...

Encouraging Meaningful Play

  • June 3, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
Play time is so important for our children as a foundation for learning: Here are...

How does your baby develop a memory?

  • May 24, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
The development of a baby’s memory is also known as Object Permanence and basically means...

About the TopTots Roller Paints

  • May 17, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
Process art is all about the experience children have when they are creating.  It is...

Help my Toddler is abusing me

  • May 15, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
In our Toptots classes, a question that frequently arises is that of how to stop...

The Benefits of Play

  • May 9, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
A commonly used phrase these days is: “Play is the work of children”. Some people...

Calming strategies for a fussy baby

  • May 6, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
The transition from the womb to the world is a challenging one for your baby....

Teaching a toddler how to cut

  • February 28, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
We are often asked by moms in our classes – “When do I start to...

How does a baby’s grasp develop?

  • February 20, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
Newborns keep their little hands in a tight fist most of the time when they...

Why should I discipline my toddler?

  • February 13, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
Discipline is essential to the normal, healthy development of any child. Here are a few...

Will my child be left or right dominant?

  • February 1, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
Many years ago, people believed that it was important for all children to be right...

Why is it important to be a good role model?

  • January 29, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
As parents, we have been handed a truly remarkable creation with no instruction manual! As...

Group Games

  • January 22, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
Group activities are a great way of stimulating appropriate social skills. They provide opportunities for...

Why does Toptots have a parachute programme?

  • January 7, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
Many parents wonder why we persist with parachute activities in our classes when some children...

Be water wise to ensure the safety of our children

  • December 17, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
It’s summer and we all love to splash around in water to cool down.  However...

Playing Smart

  • December 14, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
From the moment they can see, feel, smell and hear, your baby is learning.  What...

How does a child develop coordination?

  • December 13, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Eye-hand coordination refers to the coordinated movement of the eyes and the hands and fingers...

Routines - are they really necessary?

  • December 11, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
We know that having a routine is important for children in their early developmental years,...

How to encourage crawling

  • December 5, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Crawling is an important milestone in your child’s development. Here are some suggestions to help...

When your toddler’s language takes its time to develop

  • November 29, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
As parents we spend the first year worrying about our children becoming actively mobile and...

Why is music important to the development of children?

  • November 27, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Music in its basic form – rhythm and melody – stimulates brain activity (the release...

Me do it !

  • November 16, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Me do it! A popular cry from most two to three year olds. Sound familiar? ...

When can I go and play, Mommy?

  • November 13, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Play is the single most important activity in a child’s day. Children achieve 90% of...

When I have to go back to work

  • November 9, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
You know the day is coming.  You think about it every spare moment. You dread...

Why do I need to stimulate my baby from a…

  • November 8, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Parents to be, have the unique opportunity to create a better brain for their unborn...

The negative affects of pulling a child up by his…

  • October 16, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Picture walking along with your toddler – he stumbles and your first reaction is to...

Playdate Rules

  • October 9, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Put more than one toddler in a room with toys and it’s a recipe for...

Sensory Diet

  • October 4, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
As a parent you are very aware of giving your toddler a balanced diet.  Five...

Making sense of the world

  • October 2, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
A toddler’s day to day job is to play and not to be learning the...

Antisocial behaviour in toddlers

  • September 26, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Parent often have concerns about their toddlers socialising or rather not socialising with other toddlers....

Toddler tantrums

  • September 21, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
We have all seen children having tantrums at some stage. If you have a toddler...

Carseat battles

  • September 14, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Many children fuss when placed into a car seat. If you had just found your...

Being flexible and regulating emotions

  • September 13, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
The world we live in is fast-paced and unpredictable. We are exposed to constant changes,...

Brushing those teeth

  • September 5, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Do you have problems with brushing your little ones teeth? Most of them do at...

These shoes were meant for walking

  • August 31, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Are they really? The best shoes for your toddler are no shoes at all! You...

Why puzzles are important for stimulating young minds

  • August 31, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
There is nothing new about the fact that children love doing puzzles. In most shapes...

Barney says sharing is caring

  • August 28, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Just because a purple dinosaur says so doesn’t mean it’s going to happen no matter...

My toddler has a short attention span - is he…

  • August 6, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Toddlers typically have a very short attention span. Time means nothing and a few minutes...

Why is reading to your child so important?

  • July 6, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
As parents, we know that reading a book to our child before bedtime is a...

Tactile Defensiveness

  • May 2, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Ben’s* mom describes her child as “temperamental and anxious”. “He doesn’t like to go anywhere...

The Importance of tummy time

  • March 2, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Why is tummy time important? For strengthening the back muscles to assist later on with...

Why is a baby’s sense of touch so important?

  • November 15, 2017
  • Toptots Head Office
The tactile system (or sense of touch) is one of the earliest to develop, and is also...
The latest news to help you with your toddler

BABY SENSES ANIMAL THEATRE AND FINGER PUPPET

  • August 20, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Chicco’s Baby Senses range of toy is a developmentally engaging range of colourful toys that range from simple multi-cloths to rattles, teethers, puzzles and much,...

What should my toddler be doing during the day?

  • August 16, 2019
  • Skidz
PLAY! This may seem obvious, but it is essential to a child’s development. Sometimes we focus so much on what we should or shouldn’t be...

BABY SENSES VIBRATING MONKEY RATTLE AND GIRAFFE RATTLE

  • August 13, 2019
  • Prima Baby
Baby Senses Vibrating Monkey Rattle and Giraffe Rattle are two of the cutest and most...

How to help your child decrease screen time

  • August 12, 2019
  • Clamber Club
For a parent, nothing eliminates the burden of entertaining your child more than handing them...

Don’t forget to have FUN!

  • August 8, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Sometimes. Moms and Dads get so bogged down with the routines of the day that...

Toptots Slippers

  • July 29, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
Winter is coming and those little feet need to be kept warm.  Our toddler slippers...

Why is it important for your baby to be exposed…

  • July 26, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
From the moment your baby is born, she starts to learn about her environment. She...

10 Reward Ideas For Kids To keep Them Motivated and…

  • July 23, 2019
  • Kaboutjie
Many parents make the mistake of assuming that a reward system involves extravagant items. There...

Tips for Travelling with Your Toddler

  • July 19, 2019
  • Scarlet Ruby Interiors
My husband and I travelled with our two-year-old on a long-haul flight to London. Having...

7 Tips For Teaching Kids About Dogs

  • July 19, 2019
  • Kaboutjie
There are numerous benefits linked to having a family dogas a pet and teaching kids how...

Emergency Numbers Every Parent Should Know

  • July 18, 2019
  • OneAid
It occurred to me the day I went back to work after my maternity leave...

What is Independence?

  • July 16, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
Independence is defined as freedom from the control, influence, support and aid of others. This...

The importance of age appropriate stimulation

  • July 15, 2019
  • Skidz
There have been many studies that focus on the importance of infant stimulation. It is...

Sensory Integration Difficulties

  • July 9, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
The number of children presenting with Sensory Integration Difficulties is increasing significantly. It is important...

Changing Your Baby’s Room To A Toddler’s Bedroom

  • July 9, 2019
  • Scarlet Ruby Interiors
As you watch your baby develop into a toddler and their personality starts to take...

Is It A Cold Or Is It The Flu?

  • July 5, 2019
  • OneAid
Winter is here and so are coughs, colds and flu. Common colds and flu are...

How to improve your child’s core strength

  • July 3, 2019
  • Clamber Club
“Core strength” has been a buzz word in the health industry the last few years,...

Process Art and Early Childhood Development

  • July 1, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
Process art is all about the experience children have when they are creating.  We encourage...

Making and keeping memories

  • June 18, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
When you are pregnant or have a newborn everyone tells you that time passes by...

How to choose Pre-Primary School

  • June 18, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Choosing a school for your little one should not be a last minute, hasty decision....

Milestones - are they important?

  • June 17, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
I had a call from a concerned parent yesterday and I realised again how hard...

Setting your child up for success

  • June 10, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
Being a parent of an eighteen-year-old that has just started university, I again realise how...

New Research on the Importance of Learning through Play

  • June 4, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
The LEGO Foundation and Sesame Workshop Highlights the Importance of Learning through Play in Parent-Child...

About the TopTots Healthy Plate, Healthy Me

  • June 4, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
An innovative way of encouraging young children to eat healthily  This product is the brain...

Encouraging Meaningful Play

  • June 3, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
Play time is so important for our children as a foundation for learning: Here are...

OVERWHELMED BY VOLUMES OF DIGITAL PHOTOS?

  • May 31, 2019
  • My File About Me
The average person uses digital photography as a way to document their life. Most people...

The Silent One

  • May 24, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
A school is not a quiet place. In my experience children constantly talk and more...

How does your baby develop a memory?

  • May 24, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
The development of a baby’s memory is also known as Object Permanence and basically means...

How To Make The Medicine Go Down

  • May 23, 2019
  • OneAid
It’s stressful when your kids are sick and even more stressful when they refuse to...

Regression during Potty Training

  • May 22, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Regression is going from totally dry during the day to having 2 or more accidents...

Backpack Backpack

  • May 22, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Oops is a lovely company all about children's happiness! They create products with the child...

Capture your child’s attention!

  • May 22, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
We have all bought those flimsy shape box toys right? My greatest frustration was always...

Empathy skills are Key to better learning

  • May 21, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Nelson Mandela famously stated that education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to...

Tips on raising a bilingual child

  • May 21, 2019
  • Clamber Club
Knowing how to speak more than one language is a wonderful gift – particularly when...

About the TopTots Roller Paints

  • May 17, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
Process art is all about the experience children have when they are creating.  It is...

How does one simple toy help your baby develop?

  • May 15, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
You would never believe the benefits that building blocks have… yes building blocks!  From problem...

Help my Toddler is abusing me

  • May 15, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
In our Toptots classes, a question that frequently arises is that of how to stop...

The Benefits of Play

  • May 9, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
A commonly used phrase these days is: “Play is the work of children”. Some people...

Puzzles are important for early childhood development

  • May 6, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
We all know that there is a lot of research on how puzzles help young...

Calming strategies for a fussy baby

  • May 6, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
The transition from the womb to the world is a challenging one for your baby....

Making memories with your children

  • April 24, 2019
  • Clamber Club
You don’t need an extravagant vacation to make a lifetime of memories with your children....

6 Parenting Tips To Get Your Kids Listening

  • April 23, 2019
  • Kaboutjie
Being a parent brings many joys and along with those joys comes challenges. It is...

Positive discipline

  • April 22, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
When talking about discipline in schools, modern trends use buzz-words such as “Positive discipline”; “Values-based...

How To Get Your Kids To Go To The Dentist

  • April 18, 2019
  • Kaboutjie
We’ve all been there as a child—apprehensive, maybe even afraid of the dentist. Now as...

Autism: What is it, what are the signs and who…

  • April 10, 2019
  • Clamber Club
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a group of conditions that affect a person’s social communication,...

Keeping Your Children Safe During Bath time

  • April 9, 2019
  • OneAid
I’m sure many of you will agree that bath time is loads of fun for...

How to handle angry feelings

  • April 2, 2019
  • Impaq
Once there was a red balloon that lived in a house with a family. Every...

A Bump To The Head: When Should You Worry?

  • March 20, 2019
  • OneAid
I have attended to many children in the ER who have taken a tumble. In...

How To Instantly Organize Childhood Memories

  • March 18, 2019
  • My File About Me
How do you survive an influx of your kids’ stuff pouring into your home from...

Creating a curious mind and fostering life-long learning by having…

  • March 11, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
You can teach a student a lesson for a day, but if you can teach...

Does your child have enough space to play?

  • March 6, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Play for a child, prepares them for adulthood with all life’s delights and contests. What...

Teaching a toddler how to cut

  • February 28, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
We are often asked by moms in our classes – “When do I start to...

How does a baby’s grasp develop?

  • February 20, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
Newborns keep their little hands in a tight fist most of the time when they...

FROM PLAYSCHOOL TO BIG SCHOOL: HOW TO HELP YOUR CHILD…

  • February 15, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
Moving from pre-school into a formal schooling environment is a big step not only for...

Why should I discipline my toddler?

  • February 13, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
Discipline is essential to the normal, healthy development of any child. Here are a few...

Listen Up! What’s the big deal with childhood hearing loss?

  • February 8, 2019
  • Speech and Audio Inc
Hearing is one of the most important senses. Through hearing we learn how to communicate...

TODDLER APPROPRIATE CHORES – IT BULIDS CONFIDENCE

  • February 6, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
When we are born, each of us is entirely reliant on others and therefore we...

Will my child be left or right dominant?

  • February 1, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
Many years ago, people believed that it was important for all children to be right...

Why is it important to be a good role model?

  • January 29, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
As parents, we have been handed a truly remarkable creation with no instruction manual! As...

Group Games

  • January 22, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
Group activities are a great way of stimulating appropriate social skills. They provide opportunities for...

Understanding the effect of alcoholism on children

  • January 16, 2019
  • Parenting Hub
An Open Letter To My Teacher Dear Teacher, I think it’s time I told you...

‘Oh Shit!’

  • January 8, 2019
  • Things to do with kids
The day I had been dreading has finally arrived: the day my potty mouth has...

Why does Toptots have a parachute programme?

  • January 7, 2019
  • Toptots Head Office
Many parents wonder why we persist with parachute activities in our classes when some children...

Is my child talking the talk?

  • December 18, 2018
  • Speech and Audio Inc
Learning to communicate effectively is a complicated process, involving multiple skills that develop concurrently. A...

Be water wise to ensure the safety of our children

  • December 17, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
It’s summer and we all love to splash around in water to cool down.  However...

Playing Smart

  • December 14, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
From the moment they can see, feel, smell and hear, your baby is learning.  What...

How does a child develop coordination?

  • December 13, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Eye-hand coordination refers to the coordinated movement of the eyes and the hands and fingers...

Routines - are they really necessary?

  • December 11, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
We know that having a routine is important for children in their early developmental years,...

How to encourage crawling

  • December 5, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Crawling is an important milestone in your child’s development. Here are some suggestions to help...

12345...maths for your toddler!

  • November 30, 2018
  • Clamber Club
If you always thought that mathematics only revolved around numbers, think again! “There is a...

When your toddler’s language takes its time to develop

  • November 29, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
As parents we spend the first year worrying about our children becoming actively mobile and...

Why is music important to the development of children?

  • November 27, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Music in its basic form – rhythm and melody – stimulates brain activity (the release...

Making Your Home Toddler-Proof

  • November 22, 2018
  • Ali Samuels
In South Africa, a child is most likely to injure themselves at home - far more so...

Me do it !

  • November 16, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Me do it! A popular cry from most two to three year olds. Sound familiar? ...

How to assist your child in developing their language of…

  • November 14, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Mom is strolling around the supermarket with a six-month-old infant in the baby seat. Not...

When can I go and play, Mommy?

  • November 13, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Play is the single most important activity in a child’s day. Children achieve 90% of...

When I have to go back to work

  • November 9, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
You know the day is coming.  You think about it every spare moment. You dread...

Why do I need to stimulate my baby from a…

  • November 8, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Parents to be, have the unique opportunity to create a better brain for their unborn...

Disney Grow With Me Musical Walker

  • November 5, 2018
  • Prima Baby
Disney Baby, world-renowned leaders in child care products, have released a revolutionary new developmental item...

Top tips for Summer outdoor fun with your little one

  • November 1, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Summer has officially arrived in South Africa. With the heat, we all need a reminder...

How to raise a multilingual child

  • October 25, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By Hilton Scott, Principal of Trinityhouse Preparatory Randpark Ridge The benefits of raising a multilingual...

Lalaboom - 5 in 1 educational beads range

  • October 25, 2018
  • Prima Baby
"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication".  Lalaboom has achieved this famous quote by bringing numerous basic...

Green and Red Lights on the Road of Raising Siblings

  • October 23, 2018
  • Munchkins
Few things in life are equally as delightful as they are demanding. Having – and...

Assorted Dou dou

  • October 22, 2018
  • Prima Baby
A dou dou cloth is one of the essential baby items. Nattou Lapidou dou dou’s...

Food's influence on childhood behaviour and learning

  • October 19, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Worldwide, allergies are on the rise, and in South Africa a staggering 40% of sufferers...

Capriccio! Arts Powered Preparatory – A creative learning solution for…

  • October 19, 2018
  • Capriccio! Arts Powered Pre-School
Preparing to take the next steps in your little one’s learning journey can be extremely...

The negative affects of pulling a child up by his…

  • October 16, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Picture walking along with your toddler – he stumbles and your first reaction is to...

Octopus Plush

  • October 15, 2018
  • Prima Baby
Nattou cuddly toys are famous for being one of the world’s best plush manufacturers.  The...

Playdate Rules

  • October 9, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Put more than one toddler in a room with toys and it’s a recipe for...

Plush Musicals

  • October 8, 2018
  • Prima Baby
Nattou cuddly toys are famous for being one of the world’s best plush manufacturers.  The...

Toddlers, technology and learning language

  • October 8, 2018
  • Clamber Club
Today, technology is part of our everyday lives – a telephone call, a quick SMS...

Sensory Diet

  • October 4, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
As a parent you are very aware of giving your toddler a balanced diet.  Five...

Making sense of the world

  • October 2, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
A toddler’s day to day job is to play and not to be learning the...

Cuddly Plush

  • October 1, 2018
  • Prima Baby
Nattou cuddly toys are famous for being one of the world’s best plush manufacturers.  The...

Dissecting Dyspraxia

  • September 27, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By Linda Langefeld, Grade 4 Teacher at The Bridge Assisted Learning School  Dyspraxia is a...

Antisocial behaviour in toddlers

  • September 26, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Parent often have concerns about their toddlers socialising or rather not socialising with other toddlers....

Should toddlers be exposed to technology?

  • September 25, 2018
  • CAMI
By Anne-Marie Reed Watching your two-year-old princess swiping effortlessly through the apps on your iPad...

Toddler tantrums

  • September 21, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
We have all seen children having tantrums at some stage. If you have a toddler...

Why We Should Replace Time-Outs With Time-Ins

  • September 20, 2018
  • Mia Von Scha
I realize that parents are frustrated with a lack of options with regards to disciplining...

Carseat battles

  • September 14, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Many children fuss when placed into a car seat. If you had just found your...

Being flexible and regulating emotions

  • September 13, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
The world we live in is fast-paced and unpredictable. We are exposed to constant changes,...

Developing children's EQ crucial for future success in rapidly changing…

  • September 11, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Emotional intelligence (EQ) is increasingly becoming a greater determinant of future success across all spheres...

Brushing those teeth

  • September 5, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Do you have problems with brushing your little ones teeth? Most of them do at...

What is the correct age to give a child a…

  • September 4, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Larian Botha, Teacher and Parent – Southdowns College  The modern-day child is being thrust into...

These shoes were meant for walking

  • August 31, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Are they really? The best shoes for your toddler are no shoes at all! You...

Why puzzles are important for stimulating young minds

  • August 31, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
There is nothing new about the fact that children love doing puzzles. In most shapes...

Barney says sharing is caring

  • August 28, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Just because a purple dinosaur says so doesn’t mean it’s going to happen no matter...

Calming sensory activities for the classroom

  • August 28, 2018
  • Capriccio! Arts Powered Pre-School
What are the benefits of sensory play? Sensory activities engage a little one’s senses and...

Cosatto Zoomi

  • August 22, 2018
  • Prima Baby
Cosatto has been saving the world from boring baby stuff with the coolest designs, funkiest...

Cooing over Communication

  • August 17, 2018
  • Speech and Audio Inc
One minute they are crying, the next they are conversing!  Communication development begins at birth....

CAM Regolo

  • August 16, 2018
  • Prima Baby
Let baby travel in style with the Cam Regolo Car Seat! CAM, Italian leaders in...

Ways to get rid of the monsters in the dark

  • August 16, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By Caroline Miller Principal of Crawford Pre-Primary Lonehill To your toddler, the oddest things can...

Foppapedretti Dinamyk

  • August 15, 2018
  • Prima Baby
Foppapedretti is one of Europe’s leading baby travel brands, having creatively and technically mastered the...

How much time does your child spend playing?

  • August 10, 2018
  • Skidz
Play is an integral part of a child’s development. This is how they build relationships,...

My toddler has a short attention span - is he…

  • August 6, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Toddlers typically have a very short attention span. Time means nothing and a few minutes...

Foppapedretti Babyroad 9-36

  • August 3, 2018
  • Prima Baby
Foppapedretti is one of Europe’s leading baby travel brands, having creatively and technically mastered the...

10 Tips For Raising Creative Kids...

  • July 13, 2018
  • Mia Von Scha
The word out of Silicone Valley is that none of us should be making goals...

Making Sense of the World Around Us

  • July 13, 2018
  • Clamber Club
There is no denying the importance of the sense of sight. Using our sight, we...

10 Questions to ask a Nanny in an Interview

  • July 10, 2018
  • Aupair Exclusive
This is always a very difficult decision for a mom. You have been at home...

CAM Volare Changing Station

  • July 6, 2018
  • Prima Baby
CAM introduces the new Volare Changing Station – one of the most beautiful necessity items...

Can Sleep Training harm my baby?

  • July 6, 2018
  • Petro Thamm
With the stigma around the cry-it-out method – which is what the majority of parents...

The importance of physical activity in the younger child’s development

  • July 6, 2018
  • Clamber Club
In today’s sedentary modern lifestyle, pre-schoolers, toddlers and even infants are spending far more time...

CAM Smarty Table Chair

  • July 6, 2018
  • Prima Baby
Let baby join in all the fun with the CAM Smarty Table Chair.  A vibrantly...

Winter boredom busters for kids

  • July 6, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Winter school holidays are just around the corner, and with it inevitably comes three weeks...

Why is reading to your child so important?

  • July 6, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
As parents, we know that reading a book to our child before bedtime is a...

To Answer or Not To Answer? That Is The Question.

  • July 6, 2018
  • Mia Von Scha
When I first had kids I thought it was important to answer them when they...

A balancing act: Developing your child’s vestibular system

  • July 6, 2018
  • Clamber Club
The vestibular system is found in the inner ear and responds to head movement and...

10 Tips for Cultivating Green Munchkins

  • July 6, 2018
  • Munchkins
Home is where the ‘hearth’ is Global temperatures are on the rise and when it...

Child drowning – a leading cause of childhood death that…

  • July 6, 2018
  • PowerPlastics Pool Covers
Drowning remains one of the top causes of unnatural childhood death in South Africa and...

The Great Eye-Hand Link; The Importance of Eye-Hand Coordination for…

  • July 6, 2018
  • Clamber Club
Eye-hand coordination, also known as hand-eye coordination, refers to the smooth, controlled and coordinated movements...

Chastising Your Child: Parents Take Note

  • July 5, 2018
  • STBB
By Shereen Volks, Head of Divorce & Family Law, STBB | Smith Tabata Buchanan Boyes...

The value of sports and exercise

  • July 4, 2018
  • Clamber Club
“Children should be playing and moving outdoors instead of sitting indoors” Says Elzanne Van Der...

CAM Champion Highchair

  • July 3, 2018
  • Prima Baby
Let your little one join in at meal times with the Campion High Chair from...

5 steps to getting a good night’s sleep

  • June 29, 2018
  • Clamber Club
Tips to ensure that baby andyou get a good night’s sleep Many parents must find...

Playful ways to express emotions

  • June 27, 2018
  • Clamber Club
“Emotions are important and can determine the kind of behaviour your child displays,” advises play...

Oops – Baby’s first Travel Collections

  • June 26, 2018
  • Prima Baby
Oops ‘My Sports Bag’ is one of the most popular bags for young toddlers who...

Arts Powered Learning: choosing a pre-school that fosters creative thinking…

  • June 26, 2018
  • Capriccio! Arts Powered Pre-School
Who Are We? Capriccio! Arts Powered Pre-School is a registered Montessori inspired ECD independent school...

Oops Traditional Wooden Toy selection

  • June 22, 2018
  • Prima Baby
Wooden toys always hold a sense of nostalgia about them.  Well crafted, old-fashioned toys that...

4 Important personal hygiene habits to teach your children

  • June 20, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
Personal hygiene is something that can be taught to children when they are very young....

Why is my child not walking?

  • June 20, 2018
  • Clamber Club
Many parents spend the first year of their child’s life focusing on motor milestones, and...

Why play should be a priority in children’s development

  • June 18, 2018
  • Skidz
Play is not just fun but also significant for a child’s development. It is fundamental...

Help your child make sense of the world around them

  • June 14, 2018
  • Clamber Club
The importance of sensory stimulation for babies and toddlers The world is an exciting place...

Oops Soft Toys and Rattles

  • June 13, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Oops is one of the world’s more forward-thinking baby development product companies and has been...

Fisher-Price Turtle Shaped Sorter

  • June 13, 2018
  • Prima Baby
Fisher-Price has been a trusted name in child products and toys in America since the...

Fisher-Price Silicone Bibs

  • June 13, 2018
  • Prima Baby
Bibs have long been the babies most worn-and washed accessory for obvious reasons. And throughout...

Disney Baby offers you the perfect feeding solution

  • June 13, 2018
  • Prima Baby
Disney Baby is the proud home of the world’s most beloved mouse Mickey Mouse.  He...

Disney Baby helps your little one develop important skills

  • June 13, 2018
  • Prima Baby
We all know how curious babies can be.  It doesn’t stop as they grow, it...

The Hundred Acre Wood comes to life with Disney Baby

  • June 13, 2018
  • Prima Baby
As long as most parents and even grandparents can recall, Winnie The Pooh and his...

Being a mom… tired is my second name

  • June 13, 2018
  • Prima Baby
Everyone knows that the most beloved children’s franchise in the world is Disney – and...

Positive Potty Training

  • June 8, 2018
  • Clamber Club
Learning to use the toilet is an important milestone for both parent and child.  It’s a big step for...

Veggies for vitality: Get your munchkins to gobble more greens

  • May 16, 2018
  • Munchkins
Diet – probably one of the most dreaded four-letter words in domestic history. The reason...

Fisher-Price Alphabet Blocks

  • May 4, 2018
  • Prima Baby
For decades, and indeed probably centuries, building blocks have always been a part of a...

Tactile Defensiveness

  • May 2, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Ben’s* mom describes her child as “temperamental and anxious”. “He doesn’t like to go anywhere...

Bring meal times to life with JJ’s Animal Snackers: A…

  • May 2, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Stir your child’s imagination, excite their mind and stimulate their sensory ability with JJ’s Animal...

Play: Promoting healthy social and emotional development

  • April 19, 2018
  • Skidz
Play is a child’s language, his work, his relaxation and the way he builds relationships....

The end of day naps

  • April 11, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
Much to my horror my 3 year old daughter recently declared that she does not...

The angry toddler

  • March 30, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Suddenly I have an angry toddler on my hands. I always thought the Terrible Two’s...

10 Development differences between girls and boys

  • March 28, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
While every child develops at his or her own pace there are certain developmental differences...

Should you be giving your child fish oil?

  • March 23, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
Fish oil is one of the most studied nutritional and health products. The main components...

How long should my baby be awake for between naps?

  • March 23, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
When my babies were young I was concerned so much how long my baby should...

Fisher Price - The best possible start

  • March 14, 2018
  • Prima Baby
Prima Baby is thrilled to announce we are now proud distributors of the world-famous baby...

Toddlers tandrums to cheekiness & manipulation

  • March 7, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
My now 3 year old has moved on from the Toddler Tantrum phase and has...

6 Tips on how to potty train your autistic child

  • March 6, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
Parenting children with autism can be very difficult because it involves dealing with many problems...

Toddler chores

  • March 5, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
Giving your toddler chores around the house from an early age will make it easier...

What can be done about night terrors

  • March 3, 2018
  • Kaboutjie
Night terrors can be very stressful and frightening. When a child has a night terror...

The Importance of tummy time

  • March 2, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
Why is tummy time important? For strengthening the back muscles to assist later on with...

Playing with Purpose

  • February 23, 2018
  • Skidz
Children need to play. Do you ever wonder whether your child plays too much, or...

Words can make or break

  • February 21, 2018
  • Raising Kids Positively
What you say, and how you say it Your words, (and how you say them),...

The Importance of Understanding Your Child's Emotions

  • February 14, 2018
  • Teddys Inc Ltd
Emotions… we all have them and there is no denying them as we are all...

SA Children more at risk from sunburn at school

  • February 12, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Copious amounts of sunscreen are sold each summer holiday in an effort to protect, in...

5 Tips for coping with a newborn and a toddler

  • February 8, 2018
  • Flourishing Fit Moms
I (Kit) gave birth to my son Noah on the 24th August and at the...

Back to school – here’s how to deal with 1st…

  • February 8, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Dissolve those first term jitters fast and ensure your child is emotionally ready for school...

Lighting Up the Dark Issue

  • January 25, 2018
  • Mia Von Scha
Almost all children become afraid of the dark at some point – usually around the...

Creating a Calming Bedtime Environment for your Toddler


  • January 24, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
By Jolandi Becker – Good Night Consultant Busy toddlers can often eat less and sleep...

Avoiding the Morning Rush

  • January 22, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Written By: Nigel Sloane (Headmaster at Pecanwood College: Preparatory) We have all experienced it before....

Bedtime – How much sleep should your child be getting?

  • January 22, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Written By: Danielle Forsyth (Trinityhouse Heritage Hill, Educational Psychologist) More and more research points towards...

Play is crucial for early child development

  • January 19, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Only 29 percent of South African children have access to safe, child-appropriate play areas in...

Why it’s important to monitor the climate in your baby’s…

  • January 18, 2018
  • Parenting Hub
Philips Mother and Child Division With peak summer months peaking at early 30˚C or even...

How drawing develops in a toddler

  • January 10, 2018
  • Toptots Head Office
There are very definite developmental stages in drawing. Every child is different, however when it...

The importance of play

  • December 20, 2017
  • Helen Hansen
The intelligence of play occurs way beyond the naked eye. The world of ‘pretend’ is...

Help your Child Play (right) to lay the Foundation for…

  • December 15, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Giving their children a head start is something parents want to do. Unfortunately, the way...

Deciding whether to keep a child back at school

  • November 29, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Imagine that you are observing from the side of a swimming pool and are watching...

Why is a baby’s sense of touch so important?

  • November 15, 2017
  • Toptots Head Office
The tactile system (or sense of touch) is one of the earliest to develop, and is also...

When is the right time to introduce assistive devices for…

  • November 13, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
The first year of life is a time when babies strengthen their muscles and bones....

The importance of outdoor play

  • November 6, 2017
  • Meg Faure
We are very lucky in South Africa with the climate that we have.  Our children...

Self Confidence Activities For Children

  • October 24, 2017
  • Kaboutjie
Ensuring that your child has good self confidence is very important. For your kid to...

5 Parenting Tips For Children With Autism

  • October 20, 2017
  • Kaboutjie
When autism is diagnosed early the long term outcome is almost always better since you...

Why is early childhood education so important?

  • October 19, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
By... Chantelle Anderson - Head Directress and Owner at Montessori Nosipho pre-school As an early childhood educator...

Four qualities important for your child’s self-esteem

  • October 17, 2017
  • Raising Kids Positively
Searching for some easy ways to help your kids feel good about themselves? A practical...

Myth busters: Baby Sleep

  • September 28, 2017
  • Petro Thamm
Keeping your baby up longer at night/between naps will encourage her to fall asleep faster...

Children’s Nightmares and Snoring Can Lead to Headaches

  • September 22, 2017
  • The Headache Clinic
You may want to pay closer attention the next time your child wakes you up...

Letting Go of the Guilt and Enjoying Our Kids

  • September 13, 2017
  • Skidz
As parents, but especially mothers we tend to be so hard on ourselves. We easily...

Bedwetting Myths Debunked by Dr Michael Mol

  • September 11, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Bedwetting is a common occurrence in many South African households. Research has shown that up...

Sensopathic Play – More Valuable Than Parents Realise

  • September 8, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
In a fast-moving digital world, where children are glued to the couch with a handheld...

Loveys, Blankies, Burpies, Teddies….

  • September 7, 2017
  • Petro Thamm
Linus from the "Peanuts" comic strip is infamous for carrying around his security blanket while...

Teaching Your Child How to Save

  • September 6, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
By Thami Cele, Head of Savings & Investments, at Absa Retail and Business Banking To...

Stimulating Language and Listening Skills

  • August 31, 2017
  • Skidz
Language is considered a verbal behaviour which is learned by means of the environment. A...

Technology and Tots

  • August 29, 2017
  • Meg Faure
By Meg Faure Embracing technology is essential in this day and age, and I am certainly...

Crossing The Midline

  • August 28, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
There are many terms that teachers, psychologists and other professionals may use that, at times,...

Your Child’s Hearing

  • August 24, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Hearing is an essential part of development as it enables babies to take in information...

Struggling with a teething baby?

  • August 23, 2017
  • Tanya Fourie
It’s 3 ‘o clock in the morning and your baby just won’t settle down.  She’s...

Mastering the Fear of the Toilet

  • August 21, 2017
  • Mandy Rodrigues
Meet Felix, my three-year, nine-month-old son. He’s potty trained. You don’t know me, so you...

Lower Your Standards

  • July 24, 2017
  • Natalee Holmes
This evening my husband came home and said to me, “Your hair looks lovely!” and...

Reading with your baby

  • July 24, 2017
  • Star-Achievers
Babies can have fun with books long before they know any words, and they’ll also...

Infant Stimulation - What is the big deal?

  • July 15, 2017
  • Skidz
When it comes to stimulation in babies, there seems to be two camps: On the...

Do you hate bedtime?

  • July 15, 2017
  • Petro Thamm
A correct bedtime routine can really help your child transition to sleep As a parent,...

How early learning builds a child’s other abilities

  • July 14, 2017
  • Skidz
We often read articles and speak to Early Childhood Development experts such as Paediatricians and...

What is sensory integration?

  • July 10, 2017
  • Carla Grobler
Sensory registration Our senses gather information from our surroundings, this is called sensory registration.  This...

10 reasons why you should use a Childcare recruitment agency

  • July 7, 2017
  • Aupair Exclusive
I have been placing staff in homes to take care of children for 11 years...

Crèche Syndrome

  • July 7, 2017
  • Paarl Dietitians
Parents whose children attend crèche or playgroups are very often faced with crèche syndrome. Crèche...

Toddler Teeth

  • July 4, 2017
  • Dr Gerald B Kaplan
Teething is a painful experience not only for the young child but certainly for the...

What to do About Kids Cussing

  • July 3, 2017
  • Bill Corbett
Why do kids and teens cuss and what can we do about it effectively? Here...

What is Sensory Processing?

  • June 10, 2017
  • Clever Me
HOW TO TELL IF YOUR CHILD/STUDENT HAS A SENSORY ISSUE Adequate awareness, interpretation and use...

How to Avoid Toddler Tantrums

  • June 9, 2017
  • Sharon Atkins
You’ve all seen other toddlers performing, screaming, lying on the floor and causing a scene...

Why sleep is important?

  • June 9, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Every function in the body is affected by sleep. And for a child, the risks...

Play Is Learning

  • May 30, 2017
  • Mia Von Scha
I’m always touting the importance of allowing your kids time to just be – not...

Potty Talk…

  • May 29, 2017
  • Mia Von Scha
Potty training isn’t the easiest thing to do, but for the most part it runs...

Top 10 Fun Outdoor Games and Activities for Kids

  • May 26, 2017
  • Kaboutjie
A happy kid makes a happy parent. And what a better way to make your...

Toddler Food Battles

  • May 26, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Solving a complex problem at work, finally achieving a personal goal is nothing compared to...

Help Your Child to Read

  • May 25, 2017
  • Sharon Standsfield
Helping your child learn to read and to love reading is probably the greatest gift...

Childhood Allergies

  • May 24, 2017
  • Lynne Brown
Spring is set to arrive soon and what a wonderful time of the year it...

Anxiety In Children

  • May 22, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Most psychologists and other mental health professionals use The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental...

No Such Thing As A Naughty Child

  • May 18, 2017
  • Mia Von Scha
Naughty children, naughty corners, treats for good behavior, consequences for bad behavior, identifying one child...

Give your Children the Building Blocks they Need to Find…

  • May 16, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
By Marlinie Ramsamy, CEO of FranklinCovey South Africa Our children are growing up in a...

Embracing The Digital Gap

  • May 10, 2017
  • Mia Von Scha
It is human nature to find fascination with things that are off limits. The DO...

How weighted blankets and toys help with sleep, anxiety and…

  • May 5, 2017
  • Clever Me
Weighted blankets and toys are designed to help children and adults with difficulties such as...

Depression in Youth - Spot the Signs

  • May 5, 2017
  • Kim-Young
Ryan G Edmonds A new year can often bring an anti-climax, as people realise that...

Can We Keep It In A Jar?

  • May 3, 2017
  • Bill Corbett
A parent recently sent me this question via email:  “Our preschool daughters caught a lizard...

Toddlers and food

  • April 26, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Solving a complex problem at work, finally achieving a personal goal is nothing compared to...

Dealing with Your Child’s Power Struggles

  • April 20, 2017
  • Bill Corbett
Power struggles develop every day at work, at the store, and even jockeying for that...

Four Questions to Ask Before You Discipline

  • April 19, 2017
  • Bill Corbett
In my work with parents and teachers on solving behavior challenges with children, I help...

Taming our toddlers...

  • April 18, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
We have all had it happen, our toddler has turned from this gentle and calm...

Are you putting your child at risk with their daily…

  • April 14, 2017
  • Parenting Hub
Would you clean your child with a chemical that is also used to degrease car...

Developmental Milestones - 0 -3 Years

  • April 14, 2017
  • Clever Me
Although we know all children are different and develop at their own pace, parents still...

Children and Sexual Curiosity

  • March 28, 2017
  • Maz -Caffeine and Fairydust
The famous human sexual response researcher, William Masters (1925 – 2001), an American gynaecologist, was...

Finding The Cause Of Misbehaviour

  • March 23, 2017
  • Mia Von Scha
Understanding misbehavior is the first step to both preventing it and dealing with it when...

Staying Calm at Bedtime

  • March 22, 2017
  • Mia Von Scha
There’s nothing quite like coming to the end of a busy day with small children,...

A Pragmatic Response to Bullying

  • March 20, 2017
  • Jen Hancock
No parent wants to see their child suffer at the hands of a bully. As...

Calming a Child with Sensory Processing Difficulties

  • March 9, 2017
  • Mia Von Scha
Many people are unaware that there is a difference between a tantrum and a meltdown....

Why Playgrounds are so Important

  • February 23, 2017
  • Jump Leap Fly
Slip, slide, bump, bash, climb, wibble and wobble! Who knew so much fun could be...

Introducing BabyLine

  • February 15, 2017
  • Bonitas
Parenting is a joy but it can also be overwhelming and just a little daunting....

Infant Food Fallacies - “Rice cereal is the best first…

  • February 7, 2017
  • Catherine Barnhoorn
This is an excerpt from the “Unlearn” chapter in my book Mila’s Meals: The Beginning...

Healthy skin tips for your little one

  • December 19, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
Glossy magazines keep us well-informed on keeping adult skin moisturised, cared for and looking beautiful....

Ambidextrous kids - disorder or gift?

  • December 15, 2016
  • Mia Von Scha
I watched a film once where the main character was completely ambidextrous – he could...

Flying with kids? Remember your tablets and rooibos

  • December 14, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
As the December holidays loom, many of us are planning some well-earned family time. Reconnecting...

10 Reasons to homeschool

  • December 8, 2016
  • Impaq
You know someone who knows someone who teaches their children at home and you’ve read...

Children and Technology

  • November 29, 2016
  • Skidz
By Juazel de Villiers (née Pieterse), Clinical Psychologist Technology has become integrated in our daily...

Developing reading skills to help children triumph against dyslexia

  • November 24, 2016
  • Edublox - Reading & Learning Clinic
There were two important educational issues in the local and international spotlight during September and...

Are You Raising a Praise Junkie?

  • November 21, 2016
  • Bill Corbett
Extensive research has been done to show the amazing results of praise.  It can motivate...

Choosing a Preschool

  • November 17, 2016
  • Mia Von Scha
As a first time mom, finding and choosing a school for my daughter was one...

An open letter to divorcing parents

  • November 16, 2016
  • South African Divorce Support Association
Dear Parents, Divorce/separation sucks for the simple reason that when two people get together and...

8 Kid-Friendly Yoga Poses for Peaceful Mornings

  • November 9, 2016
  • Hilary Smith
As parents, getting our sons and daughters out the door every morning can be a...

Four Ways We Teach Children – Can you think of…

  • October 31, 2016
  • Bill Corbett
Asking Questions.  Our children are smarter than we give them credit for.  We are so...

ADD/ ADHD And Alternative Treatments

  • October 28, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
Over the past years there have been many debates and controversy discussions around what Attention...

Aggressive Behaviour in Young Children

  • October 25, 2016
  • Bill Corbett
  First Comfort the Victim.  The next time you witness younger children fighting or hurting...

3 Powerful Methods For Handling Challenging Behaviour

  • October 20, 2016
  • Bill Corbett
When I deliver a live parent lecture, I sometimes ask my audience to raise their...

How to Get Kids to NOT Hide Their Mistakes

  • October 17, 2016
  • Bill Corbett
It’s a week night and your 16-year-old is stressing over a test at school the...

Nurture yourself – nurture you child

  • October 7, 2016
  • Helen Hansen
We've heard it a thousand times: “look after yourself first and then you will be...

Look beyond the book

  • October 7, 2016
  • Impaq
We all know why it is important for children to read, and that developing a...

Make a play for new skills

  • October 6, 2016
  • StudyChamp
While robots are most likely do most of the mundane tasks that humans do today,...

Four Classic Reasons a Child Misbehaves

  • October 6, 2016
  • Bill Corbett
I’ve been working with parents and other caregivers for over 20 years, helping them find...

Make shopping fun with your Toddler

  • October 6, 2016
  • Munchkins
Shopping can be a complete nightmare for most parents with a toddler and we tend...

Setting Limits Can Be Painful

  • September 30, 2016
  • Bill Corbett
One day in 1994, my 9-year-old daughter called me at my office to tell me...

Children and Play

  • September 28, 2016
  • Skidz
It can often seem overwhelming trying to keep up with the many demands in our...

12 steps to choosing the perfect pram for you &…

  • September 19, 2016
  • Aupair Exclusive
What kind of terrain will you be strolling on? For bumpy or twisty roads, or...

Tummy Time

  • September 9, 2016
  • BabyLegends Hugseez
As a new parent, you have more than likely been told by your doctor that...

Living with Costello Syndrome

  • September 8, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
When Aidan was diagnosed with Costello Syndrome, something instinctively within me knew... this was building...

Tips You Can Try TONIGHT To Help With Your Child’s…

  • July 29, 2016
  • Petro Thamm
Would you like to know one of the most important steps parents can take in...

Sensory Defensiveness

  • July 28, 2016
  • Meg Faure
Mary’s little boy was not doing anything by the book. He did not give her...

Advice For Dating With Children

  • July 22, 2016
  • Heather Hansen
You’ve met someone really nice and you’re starting to think he/she may just be the...

Cultivating Confidence

  • July 21, 2016
  • Mia Von Scha
Our kids are living in a very different world to the one we grew up...

5 Things to do to avoid hearing NO

  • July 20, 2016
  • Bill Corbett
It is incredibly frustrating when our child says “NO” to us.  If we react to...

Do Your Kids Know How to Express Love and Compassion

  • July 19, 2016
  • Bill Corbett
Here’s an exercise I learned from a 9-year-old girl little girl, my youngest daughter who...

Buckle Up

  • July 18, 2016
  • Mia Von Scha
I’m quite shocked as I drive around town just how many parents have their kids...

Auditory Processing – Another Buzz Word?

  • July 11, 2016
  • Tanya Hanekom
Auditory processing has become quite a buzz word amongst school teachers and therapists recently. And...

Enhance Your Child’s Potential

  • July 11, 2016
  • Lynne Brown
‘Give me a dozen healthy infants and my own specific world to bring them up...

Don’t Kill Your Child’s Creativity for Perfection

  • July 8, 2016
  • Bill Corbett
Have you or anyone you know ever created something strange?  As reported by weirdunivers.net,  Dutch...

Advice on keeping your children safe during winter holidays

  • July 6, 2016
  • ADT Security
Parents and guardians should make sure their children follow basic personal safety rules throughout the...

Dyslexia: Fact or Fiction?

  • July 4, 2016
  • Edublox - Reading & Learning Clinic
Megan struggles to read. She is eight years old and everyone in her class seems...

Let’s play!

  • June 30, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
By Chantel Nortje, BSc Physiotherapy (Hons), UCT Physiotherapist with special interest in paediatrics In today’s...

Make every day fun!

  • June 27, 2016
  • Impaq
It is almost school holidays again, and to prevent your children from complaining that they...

Does it get any easier?

  • June 22, 2016
  • Natalee Holmes
My early morning meeting began today with a rather frazzled mother of three rushing in...

Time for bed!

  • June 15, 2016
  • Doug Berry
An eye-opening estimated 70% of children are not getting enough sleep or enough quality sleep...

Divorce and children

  • June 9, 2016
  • The Dad Journey
Telling my children that their mom and I were getting divorced was probably the hardest...

Autism and the Senses – A Parent’s Guide

  • May 30, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
All around the world famous landmarks have been lit up with blue lights - a...

Help your toddler survive your divorce

  • May 11, 2016
  • Doug Berry
Divorce is unpleasant, emotional and can be a downright hurtful experience. The problem is that...

Digital Parenting Challenges

  • May 4, 2016
  • Hilary Smith
Do you remember gathering all the baby books and magazines you could find to read...

Introducing Little Tikes

  • April 25, 2016
  • Prima Toys
Little Tikes is a range of toys for indoor and outdoor play that will entertain...

Why Dads Matter

  • April 14, 2016
  • The Dad Journey
A year after my divorce, my son Luke decided to come and live with me....

A, B, Zzzz

  • April 6, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
Sleep is a basic physiological need – it is crucial for our health because when...

90 Things To Do With Kids

  • April 1, 2016
  • Parenting Hub
Sometimes during school holidays or on the weekends the kids will be looking for fun...

3 Beauty Hacks found at the bottom of your Diaper…

  • March 24, 2016
  • Megan Kelly Botha
Often, I find myself in a beauty aisle deciding whether the R200 spent on a...

The Importance of Rhyming

  • March 16, 2016
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Having just had the wonderful opportunity to see Julia Donaldson live presenting her show “the...

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