Play Time: Silly Soup

Silly soup is a fun game which will help children from 2 years and older to enhance their verbal memory. For this game you will need a large soup pot with a lid, a large wooden spoon and a small basket of items. To start this game, tell the child you are going to make some soup and you’d like their help. Ask the child … Continue reading Play Time: Silly Soup

Childminder Duties on Film Sets: Working Conditions

Over the last two weeks, we looked at the working hours and safety requirements for children working on film and in the performing arts sectors. We discussed the requirements laid out in Section 44 and 45 of the BCEA Regulations but let’s take it one step further and have a look at the additional requirements set out in section 43 of the Occupational Health and Safety Act, 1993. Continue reading Childminder Duties on Film Sets: Working Conditions

Physical Benefits of being Active for Kids

I remember spending most of my childhood outside, playing, not sitting with my ipad (we never had hand held devices back then) or watching TV, like most kids nowadays. What’s the result of this sedentary lifestyle coupled with the intake of junk food on our kids? There are more children and teens overweight or obese now than ever before. It’s important for our children to … Continue reading Physical Benefits of being Active for Kids

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

Psychological Benefits of Exercise for Kids

It is a well known fact that exercise has many physical benefits, but what are the benefits of exercise on your children’s psychological well being? Whether you are partaking in sports, going to a park, climbing the jungle gym or taking a walk, physical activity allows you to unwind, build self esteem, get active and engage with others. Exercise reduces depression and improves your mood. … Continue reading Psychological Benefits of Exercise for Kids

New part time Au pair and Babysitter available in Johannesburg

Sitters4u would like to welcome Stephanie to our team. Stephanie is based in Johannesburg, East and is seeking part-time au pair and/or babysitting work. She has over 3 years of childcare experience and is currently working as a marketing assistant. Stephanie matriculated in 2007 and currently holds her Honours in Marketing. We love Stephanie for her vibrant, energetic and enthusiastic nature and her passion for … Continue reading New part time Au pair and Babysitter available in Johannesburg

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 fuzzies, did you know it can also positively affect your … Continue reading Do Your Kids Need a Pet?