Arrival of a new baby

Tuesday, 04 August 2015 posted by

Arrival of a new baby by Sam Shakong. I have never believed in sibling rivalry. I grew up in an environment where children belonged to a household and the community regardless of who the biological parents were. Some children never knew their biological parents but that was that from our child perspectives. I strongly believe

Physical appearance doesn’t mean anything to young children by Puseletso Vikwane As a young and first-time mother to a toddler, I have come to realise just how important early childhood development is. There are many quotes about children written by poets, philosophers, politicians, as well as many people from all walks of life, and the

  By Sihle Ngcamu. Being a 26 year old man, already working in the high pressure television and media industry, sometimes I feel like I need a break! We all sometimes do in our careers. If I ever need a break from the pressures, stresses and complex issues of being an adult, all I have

Bafunda ukubhala iintsomi – izinganekwane – dinowane – fables UGqira NC Tisani UKhulu ngumakhulu wabazukulwana abahlanu. Bayashiyana ngeminyaka. Abane bahamba isikolo, bakumabanga ngamabanga. Aba ke ngabo abafunda ukubhala amabalana nokufunda iincwadi. Mnye osahleli ekhaya kuba usemncinane kakhulu. UKhulu  enye into onwabisa ngayo abazukulwana bakhe ngamabali. Ubabalisela iintsomi. Abaxelele ngokukhula kwakhe esemncinane. Ngamanye amaxesha ude abaculele

Young children learn to write iintsomi – izinganekwane – dinowane – fables By Dr. Nomathamsanqa Tisani Khulu is a grandmother to five children. They are of different ages. Four are of school-going age; in different grades. These are the ones who are learning to write short stories and also read books. Only one grandchild is

Die ouer as fondasiebouer van die kind se taalvaardighede Deur Micelle Coetsee Een van die belangrikste vaardighede wat kinders vanaf geboorte kan aanleer waarby hul lewenslank baat sal vind, is die vermoë om optimaal te kan kommunikeer deur gesproke sowel as geskrewe taal, in enige taal. Daar kan onderskei word tussen die verkryging van ‘n

The parent as a foundation layer of the child’s linguistic skills   By Micelle Coetsee One of the most important life skills a child can acquire from birth that will be a lifelong benefit to them, is the ability to communicate optimally in both spoken as well as written language; in any language. There is

Does this grandfather spoil his grandchildren? Sam Shakong Who determines the rules of engagement between grandchild and grandparent? Grandparents have a reputation of spoiling our grandchildren. Then there are those of us who are exceptionally strict.  So with such extreme types of grand parenting in existence, why is there only one rumor that we spoil

Fall in love with reading: Read with a child by Susie Dinneen When I was growing up, my grandparents would drive from Tzaneen every few months to visit my family in Pretoria. As soon as I heard their car in the driveway, I’d rush out with my favourite book of poems, and ask my grandpa

Gr R and Homework

Friday, 12 June 2015 posted by

Gr R and Homework Desirée Botha I went to visit my sister the other day and found my Gr R niece busy with homework. At first I thought it was a joke or a game. I assumed it was just to keep her busy while her older brother did his work. Gr R children don’t