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How to foster a culture of reading

  “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” – Dr. Seuss
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5 Reasons why your child should play pretend

It’s a world in which a rock becomes a T-Rex, a stick becomes a wand, and a tiara transforms a little girl into a princess. For children, fantasy land is a fun – and important – place to visit!
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Celebrate our teachers

"Every child deserves a champion; an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best they can possibly be"
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What does outdoor play have to do with Maths?

Today’s children deserve childhood memories filled with grass stains, muddy patches and sun-kissed smiles, just like we enjoyed all those years ago. As parents, caregivers and educators, we need to do our best to make this possible using whichever safe, outdoor spaces we have at our disposal.
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Heritage Day

South Africa is a land of contrasts and as we celebrate Heritage Day, we thought we’d take this opportunity to remind you of some of the spectacular wonders and phenomenal achievements of our rainbow nation.
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Gross motor - The building blocks of everyday movement

Getting dressed in the morning, driving your car, walking up the stairs to the office, throwing the ball for the dog, going for a run, cooking dinner – these are all activities that many of us take for granted as we go about our daily lives. The common thread? Each one involves large muscle groups developed through gross motor skills in early childhood.
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Why your children need their plush toys

Many of us have fond memories of our favourite plush toy – the teddy bear that went everywhere, the stuffed elephant subjected to yet another tea party, or the giraffe dragged by the neck through the sandpit.
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Toys as important socialisation tools

By age three, children are able to socialise and communicate with others, as well as share toys and ideas.
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Too many toys

Did you know? The average British child owns 238 toys but only plays with 12 favourite toys on a daily basis. That’s a measly 5%!
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The importance of play

In an age where tablets and TV have taken over children’s entertainment, playtime away from a screen has never been more important. Playtime is one of the fundamental building blocks of a happy and productive childhood.
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