Tagged with children

Do your kids need a Pet?

Do your kids need a Pet?

Caring for a pet really is a childhood rite of passage. The excitement of nurturing another being — which quickly becomes a best friend — is incomparable to anything else. The experience creates lifelong memories, and we always remember our first pet. But while it’s obvious that having a pet is entertaining and gives kids the warm … Continue reading

Kids and scuba diving

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 … Continue reading

Yoga for Kids

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. … Continue reading

Wriggle and Rhyme Time

Wriggle and Rhyme Time

Are you looking for a fun way to introduce music to your children? Are your children aged between 6 months to 3 years of age? Do you reside in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town? If you answered yes to these questions, look no further, Wriggle and Rhyme is here to assist. Wriggle and Rhyme … Continue reading

Language development: Scribble Time

Language development: Scribble Time

When babies spill food and start playing in it, using their fingers and palms, they are not just making a mess. They are exploring making marks and this is your child’s first step towards writing. You can encourage a toddler to make marks by giving them different surfaces and mediums to explore. Paint is usually … Continue reading

Language Development: How to Read to Infants

Language Development: How to Read to Infants

Infants have a very short attention span. It’s best to look at books frequently for short periods. Start with short sessions of a few minutes at a time, spread at intervals throughout the day. As the child’s powers of concentration improves, gradually lengthen the time you spend reading together. From about 12 months, try to … Continue reading