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Montessori learning at home

Montessori learning at home

I discovered Montessori learning at home when I began researching school options for my first child, Nina twenty years ago. I began a training Montessori diploma and observation programme and started applying it at home. Nina was only one and a bit at the time and using these principles worked wonders and promoted self-paced, and […]

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Meltdowns – what to do?

Stop baby screaming

There’s a reason why they call that time in the late afternoon to early evening the witching hour (in my case I called it suicide hour) – when your baby goes into meltdown for no apparent reason. Overstimulation, hunger and tiredness can lead to a world of misery for both of you that manifests itself […]

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Brain Boosting Activities for your Toddler

Teepees for sale in Jozi and Cape Town

Your child’s brain grows at an explosive rate during the first three years of his life.  During these critical brain-growth periods, long, thin nerve pathways grow inside the brain. These are wirings that connect and carry electrical impulses from brain cell to brain cell. The resulting network, which grows daily in the young brain, forms the […]

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Celebrate Your Baby’s Birthday in Lockdown

baby birthday parties in South Africa with teepees

We all want to make sure our child has the most wonderful birthday celebration, especially a first birthday and there is absolutely no reason why you can’t celebrate your baby’s birthday, lockdown or no lockdown!  Celebrating your baby’s first in lockdown is probably not exactly what you had planned, but that doesn’t mean you can’t […]

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Sibling Sleepovers

sibling sleepovers

As families across South Africa continue to navigate life in lockdown, the absence of extracurricular activities and social events is making way for more time together at home. Without constant playdates and having friends over some households are seeing a strengthened bond form between siblings. Let’s encourage sibling sleepovers. When we think about sleepovers we […]

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