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How to Get Kids Up and Active on Chilly Winter Mornings

24 Jul 2019
Every parent knows how hard it can be to wake kids on chilly winter mornings. If your little one is battling to leave their warm and comfy bed to get up for school, you may be wondering how to make the process easier to avoid delays. Today, we’ve got some surprisingly simple tips that should get even the grumpiest of grumps out of bed to face the new day. Keep reading to find out how to wake kids on even the coldest of mornings this winter. Simple Ways to Wake Kids on Cold Winter Morni…

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Top 5 Places in SA to Take the Kids These Holidays

19 Jun 2019

Wondering where to take the kids over the school holidays in South Africa? Whether you’re planning your annual family getaway or you are looking for ideas on what to do in your part of the country, we have put together a list of the top 5 places in SA to take the kids these holidays. Here are some of our suggestions:
Where to Take the Kids Over the School Holidays in South Africa
Start planning a family getaway to remember with these top ideas for unforgettable school holidays in South A…

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Using a Laundry Stamp or Iron On Labels to Label Kids Clothing

04 Jun 2019

If you’re looking for an easy way to label kids clothing that involves no sewing, there are two options that will give you a long-lasting result without any effort. Laundry stamps and iron on labels are both great ways to keep your kids clothing, bags, socks, and other goods safe. In this short guide, we take a look at both of these options to see how they help you label kids clothing quickly and easily.
Simple Ways to Label Kids Clothing
Whether you are not keen on the thought of bringi…

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Birthday Theme Ideas for Kids Parties

23 May 2019

Birthday Theme Ideas for Kids Parties

Struggling to think up kids birthday party themes that you know your little one will love? For parents, coming up with theme ideas is not always as easy as it seems. Your child may be going through a superhero phase one moment, only to suddenly be loving something completely different the next moment. With that said, there are a few ideas that will never get old. To help you plan a party to remember, here are some of our favourite kids birthday party them…

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Resolutions to Make in 2019 as a Family

19 Feb 2019

Resolutions to Make in 2019 as a Family

Family goals are a great way to teach kids how to plan, dream, and take responsibility. Resolutions are not only limited to the New Year, either. You can set your very own resolutions at any time to create a brand new tradition for you and your little ones. As we settle into 2019, now is the perfect time to think about resolutions that will help your family grow over the year to come. Keep reading to get our tips on family goals to make this year.

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Kids Going to Big School in 2019? Here’s What You’ll Need:

23 Jan 2019

Going to big school is, like, super exciting for any little munchkin. With all the newness and change of routine, it’s understandable that some things are left to the last minute – or forgotten completely. This Kidico article takes a look at a few steps you can take to make your child’s first ‘big school’ experience one that is most enjoyable…

The Uniform

Probably the most important step to preparing your kid for ‘big school’ is to ensure that they have the correct school u…

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Beating the Back to School Rush

23 Oct 2018

Let’s face it – back to school 2019 is something most of us will only really think about either late in 2018, or a day or two before school starts in the new year.
It’s known as the ‘back to school rush’, where frantic moms and dads across the nation descend upon shopping centers and school uniform outlets trying desperately to get the last few items on their child’s itinerary for the new school year.

To prevent this January madness, we suggest following a…

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Motivating Children at School & Home

23 Aug 2018

Most modern parents and teachers will use one of two techniques to motivate their children or students. The first method relies on negative consequences, as in no TV for a week if you don’t pass. The second method uses positive affirmations, as in you did a good job, and next time you’ll do even better. There’s little doubt as to which method of motivation is better for a child’s development, and this article looks at how we as parents and teachers can leverage positive affirmations to e…

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5 Ways To Get Organised These School Holidays

23 Feb 2018

If you’re like most South African parents, you’re either terribly frightened or overly excited about the winter school holidays. The fearful worry about what their kids can do to pass the time while on vacation, while the excited are more than likely waiting to drop their little one’s off at Aunty Margery’s house for some much-needed parental alone time. Either way, a school holiday is the perfect chance to recollect, refresh and rejuvenate.

 
How to Get Organised During School …

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Top 5 Dinner Ideas for Busy Families

23 Feb 2018

The Dilemma
We all know what it is like to have to constantly think of exciting, nutritious, tasty meals that the whole family will eat! If you are anything like we are then you will understand that the “what to have for dinner” struggle is very real. So we have been on a search lately to bring our awesome clients some inspiring dinner ideas. This one is for all the moms (and possibly a few dads) out there who struggle to think of what to make for dinner every night. We have compil…

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