New Au Pair Available in the Atlantic Seaboard and West Coast, Cape Town.

Sitters4U would like to welcome Samantha to the Team! Samantha is based in Table View, Cape Town and is seeking a part-time au pair position for kids of any age. Samantha is also available for babysitting. She has experience with kids of all ages and has assisted with homework and setting up study schedules. The families she has worked for adores her. She has 5 … Continue reading New Au Pair Available in the Atlantic Seaboard and West Coast, Cape Town.

Home-Schooling Tips

I heard someone once say… “only the brave teach”, it can be daunting to many. More and more parents are choosing to home-school, taking on the role of teacher too! As a mother and teacher assisting families with homeschooling, I thought I’d share some tips and advice for getting started and organised. First and foremost, in order maintain sanity, I recommend that you have a … Continue reading Home-Schooling Tips

It’s Never Too Early For Books

The ability to read is a vital skill for everyone. Those who cannot read are at a distinct disadvantage. Reading is critical for achieving well in school and tertiary education. Developing a child’s love of books will open up new worlds and allow their imaginations to be unleashed without limitations. Reading is essential for most forms of learning, follow instructions and many ordinary day to … Continue reading It’s Never Too Early For Books

Play Time: Manners Managed

We have spoken about the importance of manners in previous posts, especially for older children, but at what point can we really start teaching our little ones the intricacies of manner culture? Of course we lead by example and aim to show courtesy in our behavior in front of children, which of course does ingrain in their young minds, but what and when can we … Continue reading Play Time: Manners Managed

Play Time: Routine Ramble

Its a well known fact that routines help children to feel secure and children also love to mimic and most have a very caring nature about them. This wonderful game allows your little one to act out some of the routines day to day, mimic and practice the art of caring for others, while teaching them how they are cared for, simultaneously building language and … Continue reading Play Time: Routine Ramble

The Disadvantages of Homeschooling and How to Deal with Them

Last week we explored the advantages of homeschooling, of course like with any educational system there are potential disadvantages. Today we explore these and how to combat them. Continue reading The Disadvantages of Homeschooling and How to Deal with Them

Play Time: Mix and Match

Sorting games are a wonderful way to improve our children’s vocabularies, as well as visual and verbal memories. These work spectacularly for children from the age of around 18 months and older. Our homes are full with possibilities to sort, resort, arrange and organize things while letting our little ones learn through participation in these activities. Get the kids involved in all the sorting chores. … Continue reading Play Time: Mix and Match

The Benefits of Homeschooling

Continuing from last week’s post introducing the exploration of homeschooling, this week let’s take a look at some of the benefits of homeschooling: When a child is homeschooling we have the opportunity to teach children that learning is not a chore, but exciting and fun. We can control what our children learn and when they learn it. While department requirements in terms of content covered … Continue reading The Benefits of Homeschooling

Play Time: The Shopping Song

This is a great game you can play when you are out shopping to teach the little one in your care all about sequences. Great for kids over two years old, this game is almost guaranteed to get you past the sweet and toy aisles without the usual breakdown tantrum. Warning; playing this game may invoke rather strange looks from the occasional non parent type, … Continue reading Play Time: The Shopping Song

Let’s Explore Home Schooling

In South Africa’s current educational climate, with service delivery and comprehension standards rapidly dropping, it’s no wonder that parents across the country are reaching out for alternatives, let’s explore homeschooling. Continue reading Let’s Explore Home Schooling

Table Manners for Children

Your child must see you and the rest of the family setting the etiquette and good manners standards, be it at the dinner table, greeting people or answering the phone, how you interact with people and talk to them, in fact, with anything and everything you do. Remember you are never alone, their little eyes are watching your every move! This is how children learn! … Continue reading Table Manners for Children

If You Love Puzzles, Time to Smile!

Mom’s Link Directory is pleased to introduce to you Smile Puzzles and educational toys! Smile Puzzles and Educational toys was established in 2002 by Steve Maree an industrial designer with a vision. Steve loved puzzles and he wanted to provide fun, quality educational toys and puzzles that the whole family could enjoy. With their fun, top-quality range of educational toys and puzzles which is continuously expanding to include … Continue reading If You Love Puzzles, Time to Smile!

Au pair, Tutor and Babysitter Available in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town

We’d like to welcome Jessica to our team. Jessica is based in the northern suburbs of Cape Town and is seeking for babysitting work while she studies over the coming year and temporary au pair positions with children aged 8 to 14 years old and is also available for tutoring. Jessica has just over 1 years of professional childcare experience and is currently studying towards … Continue reading Au pair, Tutor and Babysitter Available in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town

Language Development: 2 to 4 years old: Language Games

The games shown below will encourage children to search for the words they need to describe things. We have tried to incorporate a number of different games that can be played in different places and at different times. 1) A fun game that can played anywhere involves imaginary play. Pretend to be an animal or a child’s favorite toy. Can the child work out what … Continue reading Language Development: 2 to 4 years old: Language Games