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