KC-NL-June-2018

Let’s Go To the Skate Park!

I’m looking down at what feels like a 50m drop, my toes gripping the insides of my trainers for dear life.  I am about to plummet down into a large bath or pool shell devoid of water (I’m told it’s called the Bowl), and this on a wobbly skate board, or maybe it’s just me … Read moreLet’s Go To the Skate Park!

Kiryoku Dojo- Traditional Karate Classes for kids

Enroll your kids at Kiryoku Dojo for Traditional Karate classes The word KIRYOKU stands for Durability of Spirit, Inner Energy and Willpower. KIRYOKU DOJO is a traditional Okinawan, Shorin-ryu Shorinkan Karate and Kobudo (weapons) school, owned by Sensei France Harington – 4th Dan Karate, 2nd Dan Kobudo. Kids Connection had the wonderful opportunity to meet … Read moreKiryoku Dojo- Traditional Karate Classes for kids

The homework struggle: strategies to encourage kids to do their homework

How to encourage your child to do their homework We all know the scenario, come homework time and all of a sudden your child finds all sorts of excuses not to do their homework. They’re either distracted or just feel lack-lustre about their pile of homework books. It can be a real struggle to get … Read moreThe homework struggle: strategies to encourage kids to do their homework

How exercise improves your child’s physical and mental development

The benefits of exercise for children It is no secret that a physically active child is a healthy child. Physical activity and exercise has been proven to strengthen bones and muscles in children. It also prevents obesity, diabetes and heart disease. Health professionals recommend that children get at least 1 hour of exercise per day … Read moreHow exercise improves your child’s physical and mental development

The importance of a healthy diet for children

How to ensure your child is getting the nutrients they need With parent’s fast paced lives and busy schedules, making food is often a matter of convenience, rather than a matter of nutrition. Busy moms and dads often resort to fast food or take-away, just because it takes less time to prepare. However, these foods … Read moreThe importance of a healthy diet for children

How to improve your child’s maths skills at home

Guiding your child to understand maths According to the World Economic Forum’s global information report of 2016, South Africa was ranked 137 out of 139 countries for its quality of maths and science education. The report ranked South Africa’s mathematics and science education lower than Nigeria, Mozambique and Malawi. With these statistics and the worry … Read moreHow to improve your child’s maths skills at home

How to keep your children entertained and stimulated over the holidays

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Ideas for the school holidays Children can become very restless over the school holidays, because they are used to having every single moment filled with busy activities at school. On one hand parents may feel relieved and happy about the change in the usual rushed morning routine. Finally you can have a break from preparing … Read moreHow to keep your children entertained and stimulated over the holidays

Take it outside- the importance of outdoor play

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The benefits of children playing outdoors Jack is sitting on the computer, Ella is watching her favourite TV programme and Jordan is playing a video game. In our technologically dominated society, this is a common scenario. Today’s children spend less time outdoors, despite the fact that child care experts have proven that playing outside is … Read moreTake it outside- the importance of outdoor play