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Toy Review: Snap Ships + Giveaway

Toy Review: Snap Ships + Giveaway

The excitement when this toy was revealed was real! Snaps Ships are a brand new range of toys created specifically for boys 8 and up to build different crafts for action play. In the box is a set of step-by-step instructions for multiple builds in addition to the pieces needed for the build. All set pieces are interchangeable which makes the possibilities unlimited. The building pieces include core cubes, different size blocks and special launchers. Each set comes with a…

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Top Toys and Trends for 2021

Top Toys and Trends for 2021

I love this time of the year! Everything starts winding down and we can start looking at all the amazing gifting options leading up to the festive season. Toys R Us has revealed this years top toy list, which features 25 of the top must-have toys for 2021 inspired by the latest trends. The launch of their Big Book of Wonder was celebrated with a scavenger hunt launch at Toys r Us Canal Walk for the media. Combined with the…

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Plugo Link by PlayShifu

Plugo Link by PlayShifu

It’s amazing to see how incredibly well our kids interact with Tech, it’s almost intuitive. This generation has a massive headstart and tech toys like the ones from PlayShifu is changing the game turning unhealthy screentime into meaningful time with their range of toys designed to provide innovative, phygital interactions that combine hands-on physical play with fun and interactive digital games. Plugo link is an AR-powered STEM gaming kit. It transforms your device into a fun-filled learning system and gives…

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Captain Fanplastic – Audio book launch

Captain Fanplastic – Audio book launch

On the 18th of September, which is also International Coastal Clean-Up Day, the family and I attended the Audio book launch of Captain Fanplastic – The Legend of Captain Fantastic an initiative run by Soapbox SA and driven by Ruben Hazelzet. The launch took place at The Avenue in the Two Oceans Aquarium. This was the perfect surroundings for the kids to hear this beautiful story about the effects plastic has on the environment and why its important for us…

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The Two Oceans Aquarium

The Two Oceans Aquarium

So much wonder to be found in the aquarium. The Two Oceans Aquarium is truly one in a million. There is so much to see and experience, take your kids and see first hand the wonder through them, it’s something incredible. As we walked in through the turnstiles we got to take a family photo in front of a green screen which could be purchased later as a memento of the experience. The first glance at the underwater life included…

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Taking a thematic approach to learning a new language

Taking a thematic approach to learning a new language

In South Africa, most children are required to learn a second language (called the First Additional Language – FAL) at Foundation Phase level (Grades 1-3).  For the vast majority of non-English Home Language (HL) speakers in our multilingual society, English, becomes the Language of Learning and Teaching (LOLT) from Grade 4.  The National Curriculum Statement (NCS)’s Curriculum and Assessment Policy Statement (CAPS) for Foundation Phase English FAL concedes that “this (transition) will require high levels of literacy, and especially a…

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2 Reasons Your Child Needs A Desk.

2 Reasons Your Child Needs A Desk.

When I was in high school we had a workshop with a company which came to teach us how to effectivily study. Those techniques have sat with me for years and they are now something I can carry over and teach to my children. One of the things that was the most important was having a specific work area with a desk or table to work at. Here are reasons why this is important. Kids need a Comfortable working space….

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