Why science-inspired play is so good for kids

“Children are born with all the curiosity they will ever need. 
It will last a lifetime if they are fed upon a daily diet of ideas.” – Charlotte Mason Children are naturally curious about the world around them. They spend their days exploring, poking and digging, scrambling over things and turning objects inside out. Young

Let’s play!

By Chantel Nortje, BSc Physiotherapy (Hons), UCT Physiotherapist with special interest in Paediatrics In today’s fast-paced, technology-driven world it’s easy to forget the basics when it comes to our children’s growth and development. Added to this, with society’s shift towards all things digital – media, television, hand-held devices, and online and digital games – not

T-I-M-E spells love

“Children spell love…T-I-M-E.” – Dr. Anthony P. Witham Speak to most moms and dads, and they’ll tell you that time is a scarce commodity. Too many hours are spent at the office, sitting in traffic, shopping for groceries and clearing inboxes. There’s hardly a spare moment to sit down to a family dinner, let alone

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