What Is It?
So, see it is going to be fun and educational of course. Classical music is said to a brilliant developmental tool for children, boosting brain development and concentration. This in turn secures future classical audiences, while raising culturally balanced kids with an understanding and appreciation of this age-old and timeless art form, and also giving parents a chance to enjoy quality music without the worry of a noisy tot in a concert hall. The concert happens around the performers, with the parents sitting on blankets “picnic style” or chairs. Bring your child’s favourite percussion toy, or buy a Little Maestros approved instrument at the concert! So, who is ready for some classical sounds?
When Is It?
Monday, 16 July 2018 at 10:00 - 11:00. Here are the other dates:
Where Is It?
Skoobs Theatre of Books, 1 Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways Johannesburg.
How Much Is It?
Tickets are R 50 - R 250 per person, get yours here!
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Play is the way that children learn best, which is why Fisher- Price® offers parents (and babies, of course) educational and exciting toys that help build your children's skills while they have fun. Fisher- Price® gives your children the best possible start and help you succeed at what they believe is the most important job in the world - nurturing your child’s development.
We're giving away a Fisher- Price® hamper filled with amazing goodies to the value of R3 500. The hamper includes:
For more information about Fisher Price® and their educational and exciting products, visit www.fisher-price.com.
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The Moms and Tots group is a great option for mothers with kids from the age of two months up to four years. The group has been working with moms, babies and toddlers since 1993 and strives to enrich the little ones' learning experiences through the workshops and playgroups on offer. With additional physical, emotional, social and intellectual benefits provided by this group, you and your baby are in great hands.
Moms and Tots is also a wonderful way to bond with your little one, and find a support group of friends. You never know when you will need a helping hand, so don't be hesitant to reach out to other new parents or even more experienced moms and dads. There are three classes to join, Moms and Babes (2 - 12 months), Moms and Tots (1 - 3 years old), and Jungle Tots which is a daycare playgroup that gives young children the opportunity to learn while having fun (for toddlers aged between 1½ to 4 Years).
There are Moms and Tots groups all around Johannesburg. Click here to find your nearest group.
Details: 074 369 9194 | [email protected]
The Waldorf Parent Child Workshop offers a gentle, holistic and mindful approach to parenting. Join them for weekly discussion groups, where they explore mindful parenting and support and encourage each other in respectful parenting practices. During free play, the children can explore equipment which was developed by paediatrician, Emmi Pickler, and toys made of natural materials. Singing, movement, music, verse and elementary story telling are also part of the workshop.
Waldorf's weekly sessions are based on the principles of respectful parenting. In other words, they see babies and children as complete human beings. Capable of a full range of feelings and experiences, with their own desires, and deserving of our respect and conscious connection. Guidance is also provided for raising confident, independent, self-directed learners. Waldorf encourage children to develop at their own pace and according to their own internal clock, rather than pushing them to meet imposed expectations.
Details: +27 11 706 6125 / 6 | [email protected]
At Moms and Miracles, the importance of play is emphasised by creating fun and interactive learning experiences for babies and toddlers from the ages of three to 36 months. Not only do babies and toddlers get exposed to intellectual development and stimulating activities, among all the other amazing benefits, moms have the opportunity to meet and interact with other like-minded moms all gathered for one great cause: to give their babies the best therapies. Click here to stay up to date with their upcoming classes.
Details: 082 413 7666 | [email protected]
Established in 1994, Toptots creates a space where parents can meet and learn how to develop quality interactions with their children. The group's programme has been well researched and developed by Liz Victor, who holds a Higher Diploma in Education and an Educational Diploma with Remedial Education, and her partner Pat Rehm. One of the group's top mission statements is to find the special gifts in each child and set them on the road to success with love. Click here to find out more about their workshops.
Details: [email protected]
This playgroup is guided by respectful parenting philosophy - seeing the child as a whole person. Their underlying behavior is from Magda Gerber (RIE) of "do less, observe more". There are minimal toys, and no planned activities. It's all about letting the kids work out their agendas on their own, with as little adult intervention as possible. This offers parents a nonjudgmental environment, where they avoid making judgments about the kids, ourselves and each other.
Topics they discuss include:
They also encourage allowing children to problem solve with little intervention from parents. For the moms/dads that attend, it's a time to discuss respectful parenting and get support on this philosophy. They also have Mia von Scha of Transformational Parenting on board as a guide. Both parents and children can enjoy a healthy snack during the session, using proper cutlery and crockery. The venue also has jungle gyms and sandpits for some fun outside climbing and socializing.
What's better than being in a positive environment with your child and a passionate teacher? Grow closer to your child at Kindermusik and unlock their potential. Think research-based programmes that enhance your child’s holistic development, prepare them for school and future music training, as well as instilling a lifelong love of music. Sounds pretty amazing, doesn't it? The programme is aimed at children aged 0 - 7 years old. So, even if you are a little behind on the parent-child classes, Kindermusik offers you a chance to work on your communication skills through music.
Click here for more information.
Details: 44 Alexandra Street, Centurion, Gauteng | 012 667 5199 | [email protected]
Want help with the basics of childbirth, breastfeeding and baby stimulation? Then you need The Baby Lady. Additionally, for constant help throughout your early motherhood journey, there's a WhatsApp support group where all the moms are in contact. You can ask questions, discuss products, vent or just learn from other parents. It's absolutely fantastic! Click here to follow them on Facebook.
Details: Hyperion Drive, Northriding, Johannesburg | 082 494 2903 | [email protected]
Baby College takes in children from birth until the age of 3 years old. Classes include a carefully designed mixture of physical, multi-sensory and cognitive games, exercises and activities including music, dancing, signing and much more – all created to cover every aspect of your child's development. For their latest classes, visit and follow their Facebook page.
Know of other great mom groups not mentioned above? Let us know below!
With two in-house restaurants, you get a variety of dining options for every occasion and experience. The fine dining a la carte restaurant called Rambling Vine offers diners an exceptional dining experience, complemented by an award-winning exclusive wine list offering. Rambling Vine is not suitable for children under the age of 12 years. The dress code is smart casual and regrettably, no sneakers, shorts, t-shirts or slops will be permitted.
Twist restaurant has recently undergone a complete refurbishment, and now has a modernised and sophisticated look with the finest most flavoursome and homemade dishes. The Executive Chef shows off his excellent culinary skills with a Sunday Carvery Lunch on every first Sunday of each month. The carvery selection offers a variety of roast meats ranging from lamb and beef to chicken, casserole dishes and fresh country salads.
There’s a fully operational Kids Club facility available which offers a whole new way for families to enjoy time away together, while also giving grown-ups a chance to really enjoy their break this Easter. The Kids Club caters for all age groups from toddlers to teens over weekends, long weekends and school holidays. A Kids Holiday programme is offering a lot of fun activities including an Easter egg hunt. Click here to view the program.
The Mountain Bike Activity Centre, known as The Cog & Sprocket, is ideally located for both mountain bike and trail running enthusiasts. It offers access to single tracks (varying in distance from 1.29km – 12km), along with several other useful facilities including deli-style dining, shower amenities, bike wash bays and ample parking. Complimentary for in-house GUESTS, and a nominal fee for day visitors, you can explore the countryside in 5-star style. More reason to escape to the outdoors in the country. Is the country outdoors calling your name? Then click here to find out more!
Time spent in the countryside would not be complete without the opportunity to relax, recharge and rejuvenate at the award-winning Mount Grace Spa. Located at the top of the property, with beautiful views of the Magaliesburg, the spa offers the ideal environment to unwind and ease away the stress of Jozi living. The spa has been named as the Top Spa in South Africa for the second year running. With 18 treatment rooms (of which nine cater to couples) and a variety of treatments and promotions on offer, look no further for a blissful pamper experience. End your treatment with a calming and complimentary hydrotherapy journey, which includes time in a heated flotation pool, steam room and reflexology walkway to name a few. Click here to view seasonal packages.
Indulge and enjoy full privacy during by selecting your preference from 16 unique conference venues spread across the property for privacy and tranquillity, secluded from daily distractions and which can accommodate up to 220 delegates. A dedicated events team will ensure that your exclusive event runs efficiently, smoothly and successfully, for a truly tailor-made experience. Experience the difference with a variety of themed tea and coffee breaks as well as healthy options. An express spa treatment menu is also available.
Other activities on offer at the hotel include fly-fishing, birding and tennis. There are a variety of off-site activities to also enjoy whilst making the most of your time in the countryside. Click here to view the African Pride Mount Grace Country House & Spa activity guide.
Pre-booking of Spa treatments is essential to avoid disappointment, inquire with the Spa Team for other Spa offers.
For More Information
Tel: 014 577 5600
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: www.twitter.com/APHotels #MountGrace
Walk For A Purpose at the country’s largest breast cancer awareness event, the annual Avon Justine iThemba Walkathon. With over 25 500 participants last year, this walkathon has become the biggest single day event held purely to generate awareness for breast cancer.
Breast cancer is the leading type of cancer in women, which makes education and awareness essential since most cases are treatable when diagnosed in time. With Avon Justine’s funding of the Breast Health Foundation’s education programme, generous donations, and involvement with the walkathon, they’re addressing these key issues and spreading the word that early detection does save lives.
Walk The Walk And Spread The Word!
The 2016 iThemba Walkathon will be initiated in waves, with designated groups of up to 10 000 people beginning their walk for a purpose. Water stations will be available at different points of the 7.9km or 5km routes, but participants are encouraged to also have their own water for themselves (and their four-legged companions) so they can stay hydrated while fully enjoying this epic event. At the finish line, there will be a number of exciting activities with nutriphase, who will also be giving away prizes and treats for friendly dogs. Locum Vet will also be onsite to assist your furry companions with minor issues, such as scuffed paws.
Walkers will once again have the opportunity to be part of a historic moment through the #PoutForAPurpose world record attempt at this year’s walkathon. In line with the company’s Beauty for A Purpose mission, this will be an Avon world record attempt for the most number of people applying lipstick at the same event. For those not based in Johannesburg – put on your pinkest Avon pout, take a photograph and upload it to social media using the hashtag #PoutForAPurpose.
There Will Be Loads Of Entertainment
With an exciting lineup of live Entertainment planned, including Kaya FM DJs, e-tv's Sunrise presenters, and other local artists, as well as numerous enterprising food stalls and other activities, participants will be able to relax and enjoy the rest of the day with family and friends after their walk. Participants can also make their dedication with ribbons on the Woman & Home Trees of Hope. The ribbons can be purchased when registering.
When Is It?
Sunday, 23 October 2016, 08:00 - 14:00. Separate walker waves start at the following times:
Where Is It?
Marks Park Emmarentia, Judith Road, Emmerentia, Johannesburg.
How Much Is It?
Registrations are open! Adults pay R120 per person, while children between the ages of two and 12 pay R80 to participate, and toddlers up to the age of two enter for FREE.
All participants must pre-register via www.ithembawalkathon.co.za or a printed entry form. Friendly dogs can be registered for FREE.
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Stand a chance to WIN one of five Avon Justine iThemba hampers. See info below - good luck!
What Is It?
MamaMagic – The Baby Expo is back for yet another fun-filled family experience! There is something for everyone of all ages, so don't miss out on the country's biggest baby and parent expo of the year. Parents and parents-to-be can expect plenty of local and international brands, covering all aspects of parenthood from pregnancy and babies to toddlers. As South Africa’s biggest and best baby and parenting expo, MamaMagic – The Baby Expo has all you could ever need and want for your little bundles of joy aged between 0 and 5 years old, all under one roof. Parents can expect the latest products and services, expert seminars, amazing specials, awesome competitions, lots of live entertainment and so much more.
When Is It?
Thursday, 28 March 2020 to Sunday, 31 March 2020.
Where Is It?
Ticketpro Dome, corner Olievenhout Avenue and Northumberland Road, North Riding, Johannesburg.
How Much Is It?
Tickets coming soon!
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