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Schools In Johannesburg

Johannesburg is home to over 260 schools, catering to children as young as a few months old to adults looking to upskill and further their careers with relevant qualifications or certifications. Here, you'll find every sort of education institute imaginable, from private and public/government schools options to tertiary institutes, specialised courses and more. Explore and […]

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Schools In Bedfordview

Bedfordview is one of the top schools districts in Johannesburg. From pre-primary schooling through to tertiary education, the area offers a wide range of options. What Are You Looking For? Pre-Schools Primary Schools High Schools Tertiary Institutions Pre-Schools Bedfordview Pre-Primary School Bedfordivew Pre-Primary School is an independent pre-school and pre-primary centre in Bedfordview. The school […]

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Five Fun Upcycling Projects To Do With The Kids

Before you whip out your art and craft gear, it’s important to talk to the kids about what upcycling is and why it’s so important. Explain that similar to recycling, the projects you will be undertaking together are good for the environment. "By reusing what we already have, we are helping to save the environment […]

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How To Help Your Teen Become An Avid Reader

I have never quite understood people who dislike reading. If I could, I would spend an entire year on an island devouring all the books I have stacked in my 'must-read-before-I-die' pile. Nevertheless, I do understand that to some, this would be a complete nightmare. Especially teens with far too much free time and access […]

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How To Find Time For Yourself As A Parent In Lockdown

Stick To Routine Living in lockdown feels a bit like the December holidays, doesn't it? We're not sure what day it is and time seems to alternate between being excruciatingly drawn out or rapidly flying by. Your kiddies may be feeling this too, as they have missed out on school and normal routines. Get yourselves […]

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Back To School: Preparing The Kids For Life Post Lockdown

Talk To Them About COVID-19 And New School Regulations When talking to your kids about going back to school, it will be important to acknowledge that things may not be the same as they were before. Firstly, you may want to recap with them about what COVID-19 is and how it is spread. Next, explain […]

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Bedtime Blues - How To Get Your Child To Fall Asleep

Sleep Patterns From Birth To Early Adulthood Children's sleep requirements constantly change as they grow. However, there are guidelines for the amount of sleep your child should be getting according to their age group. Babies aged one to four weeks old have not yet developed a day/night sleep cycle. Their need is first and foremost […]

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Have An Egg-Cellent Easter At Home

DIY Easter Eggs Easter just wouldn't be the same without all the epic scavenger hunts for colourful eggs, chocolate bunnies and other sweet delights. But first, you need to stock up on all the Easter essentials. If you didn't manage to get all the chocolate delights before lockdown, worry not. Instead of putting yourself at […]

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DIY Easter Eggs At Home

DIY Easter Eggs This is a great recipe for a hollow chocolate Easter egg. Enjoy as is or fill it with your choice of sweets - think smaller Easter eggs, Smarties, marshmallows or even cake pops from the recipe below! Ingredients:  60g white or coloured chocolate (optional) 115g milk or dark chocolate egg-shaped chocolate moulds […]

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At-Home Easter Activities For Families

Easter Baking Easter is a time for sweet hot cross buns, delicate cookies, squidgy marshmallow eggs and lots of gooey chocolate. But instead of buying all these sweet treats, why not rope the kids into making them? The kitchen is bound to be a mess but the memories made will be more than worth it! […]

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Teaching Resources For Parents

Vodacom e-School Vodacom users have free access to the provider's e-School platform. You won't be charged any data fees when using this online resource either. All material on the Vodacom e-School has been developed by expert educators and is CAPS aligned. Covering all subjects from grade R to matric, this is an invaluable resource for […]

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Movies To Help Kids Through The COVID-19 Pandemic

Osmosis Jones This 2001 live-action film is one of the best tools to help you explain the workings of the human body and viruses to your little ones. Osmosis Jones follows the life of Frank DeTorre, an unhygienic zookeeper. When Frank picks up a serious virus, the anthropomorphised cells in his body work overtime to […]

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CANCELLED: Ecology Of The City

What Is It? This work advocated for children to be considered in environmental science discourse. How might they reimagine ecologies that exist in the city? City life affects children's perspectives on space, land, money, food consumption, water and access to it and energy. This work is situated within the child-ecological relations and values children as […]

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POSTPONED: Dis-Chem BoobaLoo Baby Boutique Expo

What Is It? The Dis-Chem BoobaLoo Baby Boutique Expo is back! The expo is a great opportunity to engage with professionals for advice and offers fantastic workshops and amazing baby stuff. This three day event will be packed with expert educators, physicians and renowned brands, all under one roof. Located at the state-of-the-art Sun International […]

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Top Apps To Help You Manage Your Time Better

Time Trackers Rescue Time  The basic function of Rescue Time is to give you a weekly breakdown of how your time is spent. This helps you to analyse whether or not you're using your time sensibly and productively and to adjust accordingly. It's quite interesting and also shocking to visually see where your time goes. […]

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A World Of Imagination At These Children's Bookshops

Skoobs Theatre Of Books Skoobs is a magical world of books. Positioned in the heart of Montecasino, this bookstore offers enough literature to satisfy any book worm. This treasure trove offers not only a theatre of books but a coffee shop to keep moms and dads busy while the kids explore the amazing land of […]

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Easter Arts And Crafts For Kids

Papier-Mâché Easter Baskets Let the kids make these papier-mâché baskets for their egg hunt instead of spending a fortune buying baskets. What you need:  Papier-mâché paste (made from mixing equal parts flour and water) Newspaper Paint and paint brushes Balloons Pieces of felt or coloured paper Wide ribbon Method:  Blow up the balloon and tie […]

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Fertility Show Africa

What Is It? The Fertility Show Africa is a must-visit for moms and dads to be and those who are seeking advice on falling pregnant. This is your opportunity to engage with a number of fertility specialists, all under one roof. So come and get expert advice, as well as support from fertility clinics, adoption […]

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Easter Baking With The Kids

Chocolate Egg Nests These little nests are simply adorable and kids are bound to have a blast crafting these delicacies. Add a ring of licorice to the nest to make a basket instead and fill with your child's favourite sweets. Ingredients:  225g Chocolate 2 TB Golden syrup 50g Butter 75g Cornflakes Mini chocolate eggs Method:  […]

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Top Spots For Outdoor Easter Celebrations With The Kids

Rietvlei Zoo Farm For an enjoyable day out with the family this Easter, head to Rietvlei Zoo Farm. Families can opt to braai under the shade of the lapas, burn off some excess energy exploring the vast grounds or view the farm's many animals. The park also offers a variety of recreational activities, including tractor […]

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