Kids Connection is an award winning success story

Kids Connection was successfully launched in March 2006 by Wendy Beaufort for distribution to parents and teachers in the local Port Elizabeth market. The comprehensive directory for young families from new-born to 12 years, was born because, Wendy, a mom to three kids, understood the importance of having detailed information related to children that is aimed at assisting young families spend less time PLANNING and more time PLAYING.

“Whether you’re a working mother or not, we are all governed by time constraints and the entire Kids Connection concept assists parents to take quick informed decisions in a busy world,” says Wendy.

Shortly after the printed publication, the website was launched. The site, in an average month, receives more than 50,000 hits and has 15,000 unique visitors. Advertisers receive responses and orders from all over the world. A children’s furniture manufacturer based in Port Elizabeth has received orders from as far as London and Germany.

Ricochet Publishing buys Kids Connection

Ricochet Publishing bought Kids Connection from Wendy in March 2016 as it was a perfect complement to our stable of other publications. Ricochet Publishing also publishes Business Link, Home Food & TravelWedding & FunctionRNEWSand Bargain Buys.

In 2017 Ricochet Publishing began franchising this highly successful business model and also added a monthly email newsletter.

In 2020 Ricochet Publishing ceased all print publishing and sadly closed its doors.  

Kids Connection has continued as an independently owned web based publication.

Kids Connection Franchises

Kids Connection is no longer selling franchises as schools may not distribute magazines due to the coronavirus.

A strong web presence

The Kids Connection website was initial established as a directory but has since morphed into a blog as this is better suited to current search trends and search engine functionality.

We employ the services of a wide range of authors from health professionals to educators to business owners. Our objective, as always is to make parents lives a little easier.

Our articles and advertisers are aimed at making it easier for parents to raise their children.  Whether it is organising a birthday party, finding extra maths lessons or additional sports coaching, we have the advice and service providers to assist.