The Benefits of Martial Arts for Kids

Nowadays, our children are victims of the modern world, in which technology is the leading example of how to NOT get raised properly. We let our children expose themselves to the world through their mobile and desktop devices and often forget how exercise is important. Apart from exercise and movement as a prerequisite of every child, the values in life such as self-control, confidence, strength … Continue reading The Benefits of Martial Arts for Kids

Its Youth Month at the Artscape!

Artscape Theatre is planning an exhilarating entertainment line-up for Youth Month, making it the biggest in the theatre complex’s history. The inaugural month-long youth festival, which runs from Saturday 3 June to Saturday 15 July this year, will feature a host of productions, showcasing the diverse talents of Cape Town’s young people. Speaking at the launch of the programme, Artscape CEO Marlene le Roux said … Continue reading Its Youth Month at the Artscape!

Look Mom, I can Dress Myself!

In small ways every day, allow your child to experiment with their self-confidence. If your child is pleased with something he has done, as long as it is not destructive or against a house rule, acknowledge his good efforts. This positive encouragement and praise will uplift his self-esteem and encourage him to keep trying. With time he’ll naturally learn that the zipper goes in the … Continue reading Look Mom, I can Dress Myself!

Kids and Scuba Diving

If children under the age of 12 are physically, mentally and emotionally able to handle the skills and understanding the knowledge needed to scuba dive and the thirst to learn, he or she should be able to get certified. In my experience with my kids, children today are learning concepts crucial to understanding the risks involved in scuba at a younger age than previous generations. … Continue reading Kids and Scuba Diving

Yoga for Kids

Introducing your children to yoga at an early age can help them learn healthy lifestyle habits and set the foundation for a fit future. Here is a kid-friendly yoga pose to get your family practice started with an easy breathing technique: It’s that time again—book bags are rolling and pupils nationwide have returned to school. While anxiety is natural, practicing yoga and certain breathing techniques can … Continue reading Yoga for Kids