The magic of music

Here’s some news that will be music to most parents’ ears: musical play is not only fun, but also good for your child’s brain development. A recent study at the University of Southern California’s Brain and Creativity Institute revealed that musical experiences in childhood can speed up brain development, particularly in relation to language and

Homework can be fun

The new year is forging ahead and we all have so much on our plates that the last thing we feel like dealing with at the end of a long day are homework hassles. But take heart, it is possible to turn homework time into quality time and have lots of fun along the way.

Happy Travelling with TOWER kids

The long summer holidays are fast approaching and most of us are ready to wind down, kick back and enjoy some time out with family. If you’ve planned the perfect escape miles from the daily grind, you’re no doubt looking forward to recharging your batteries. But, you may also be a little nervous about travelling

Countdown to Christmas with TOWER kids

The year is whizzing to its close and the long summer break will be upon us before we can blink! Unless you’re booked on a busy holiday away, most parents – especially working moms and dads – will be looking for ways to keep their littlies safely and constructively busy as the countdown to Christmas

Lay a foundation for learning STEM subjects

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, or ‘STEM subjects’ as they are known, are becoming increasingly important in schools, especially as populations expand, numbers of learners per class grow, and competition grows globally. Teachers these days need innovative technological solutions to teach each child more effectively, especially in large class situations. As parents, we need to

Build your child’s self-esteem through play

“A child’s bucket of self-esteem must be filled so high that the rest of the world can’t poke enough holes to drain it dry.” – Alvin Price A positive self-image is a wonderful characteristic to grow up with. Young children with high self-esteem feel loved, appreciated and capable, which helps to create a strong foundation

Fun science for toddlers

Collecting beetles, watering the garden, spotting rainbows and blowing bubbles are all activities that introduce your toddler to basic scientific concepts through play. At Tower kids, we believe that no child is ever too young to enjoy the wonderful world of science – provided this also involves lashings of fun and some quality time with

Fun, two, three: learning numerical skills through play

“As modern-day adults, we need to remind ourselves that our children also have full-time jobs. Their work is to play and it’s a highly-skilled occupation that we need to encourage and nurture.”  — Chantel Nortje, Physiotherapist with special interest in Paediatrics. When they’re young, kids learn best through play. Instead of making number recognition and

The power of play: developing fine motor skills

“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning.  But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.”  – Fred Rogers When young children play, it may seem like they’re just horsing around, making a noise and creating a mess that you’ll have to tidy up

5 Ways to wean kids off too much screen-time

Spending hours in front of a screen may not give your child square eyes, but it does leave less time for social, active, imaginative, and creative play. A total television, tablet, smart phone and video game ban may not be realistic – or necessary. However, there does come a time when you have to introduce