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Things To Do With The Kids These December Holidays

1. Yeesh! Fun for kids Yeesh! Fun for kids is an indoor play centre and activity hub centred around a giant two-storey soft play structure which encourages active, physical play for children up to 12 years. The play centre also boasts a Paint pot craft corner where children can express themselves creatively, and a Little […]

What’s the right age for parents to get their kids a cell phone?

The right age to give kids their first cell phone is really up to parents. Age isn’t as important a kid’s maturity level, ability to follow home (and their schools’) rules, and their sense of responsibility. But when you hand your children cell phones, you’re giving them powerful communication and media-production tools. They can create text, images, and videos that can […]

Teaching Kids not to Bully

It can be shocking and upsetting to learn that your child has gotten in trouble for picking on others or been labeled a bully. As difficult as it may be to process this news, it’s important to deal with it right away. Whether the bullying is physical or verbal, if it’s not stopped it can […]

EXPAND YOUR IMAGINATION THIS WORLD PLAY-DOH DAY!

As Play-Doh fans gather to celebrate Word Play-Doh Day on the 16th September 2018, it’s no doubt that even after more than 60 years, this trusted brand continues to captivate the imaginations of children around the globe, providing them with the best in colourful, creatable, makeable adventures!   Play-Doh has proven popular in the classroom […]

9 Reasons why kids should play sport

Getting kids off the sofa and onto the sports pitch brings a wide variety of physical, mental and social skills which will bode well for them as they reach adulthood and beyond. And obviously, we would say that. But in order to prove our point, we’ve compiled no less than 9 reasons why kids should […]

Seven Activities to Instill Gratitude this Holiday Season

Create a culture of gratitude in your family by extending this theme throughout the year. Help your children remember what they have to be grateful for – a loving family, food on the table, caring teachers, music and art, sports and games – whatever brings them joy. Help them notice these things and find ways […]

Why Parents Need to Let Their Children Fail

A new study explores what happens to students who aren’t allowed to suffer through setbacks. Thirteen years ago, when I was a relatively new teacher, stumbling around my classroom on wobbly legs, I had to call a student’s mother to inform her that I would be initiating disciplinary proceedings against her daughter for plagiarism, and […]

Why Kids Need to Spend Time in Nature

In the early 1980s, a Harvard University biologist named Edward O. Wilson proposed a theory called biophilia: that humans are instinctively drawn towards their natural surroundings. Many 21st century parents, however, would question this theory, as they watch their kids express a clear preference for sitting on a couch in front of a screen over […]

Healthy Food for Kids

Easy Tips to Help Your Children and Teens Eat Healthier Peer pressure and TV commercials for junk food can make getting your kids to eat well an uphill struggle. Factor in your own hectic schedule and it’s no wonder so many kids’ diets are built around convenience and takeout food. But switching to a healthy […]

Inexpensive Outdoor Activities For Families With Kids In Johannesburg

6 Johannesburg family and kids activities that are under R100.00 Did the end of your money arrive before the end of your month? Not to worry, Alexa has put together 6 Johannesburg-based family outings and activities that are under R100! Get active outdoors Spend some quality family time in our wonderful outdoors. Established in 1969, the Johannesburg […]

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