Shaken Baby Syndrome

A large number of child deaths are reported in South Africa each year. A lot of deaths relate to neglect, abuse or murder. Despite this, there's a knowledge gap in relation to understanding the issue....

Amniotic fluid problems

The importance of amniotic fluid Amniotic fluid is essential for pregnancy and foetal development. Amniotic fluid is a watery substances residing inside a casing called the amniotic membrane or sac. ...

Choosing a pre-school

Becoming a parent is a momentous; life-changing event filled with hopes, expectations and naturally some fears. Parents often learn and grow alongside their children, as they face the challenges of pa...

Newborn reflexes

Although newborn babies are physically helpless and vulnerable at birth, they have a number of amazing innate abilities or reflexes. Reflexes are involuntary movements or actions, designed to protect ...

Mastitis

Mastitis is an inflammation of the breast that can lead to infection. The word “mastitis” is derived from the Greek word “mastos” meaning “breasts”, while the suffix “-itis” denotes “inflammation”. Ma...

Pelvic floor exercises

Although your new baby will probably bring you immense emotional satisfaction, physically you may feel uncomfortable and strange in your own skin. After 9 months of pregnancy and hormonal changes, you...

Colic

Babies cry because they need to communicate something and most parents, especially new moms, find it distressing to see or hear an unhappy baby. In time, you will learn to recognize the various causes...

Antenatal Classes

Antenatal classes are informative sessions provided to prepare expecting parents for the birth of their child and the early days of being a parent.Most antenatal classes are run by Midwives and occasi...

Strap-in-the-Future

The Decade of Action for Road Safety 2011-2020 was launched on the 11 May 2011. It is a global declaration of war against road crashes and fatalities. According to Mr Sibusiso Ndebele, MP Minister of ...

  • Shaken Baby Syndrome

    Tuesday, 21 July 2015 16:28
  • Amniotic fluid problems

    Thursday, 14 May 2015 12:54
  • Choosing a pre-school

    Friday, 10 April 2015 17:50
  • Newborn reflexes

    Tuesday, 03 March 2015 15:49
  • Mastitis

    Tuesday, 03 March 2015 15:41
  • Pelvic floor exercises

    Wednesday, 11 February 2015 17:20
  • Colic

    Wednesday, 11 February 2015 17:11
  • Antenatal Classes

    Monday, 03 June 2013 09:34
  • Strap-in-the-Future

    Thursday, 30 June 2011 13:52
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The Scratch Patch (Simons Town)
Description: Teach your children the difference between Tiger's Eye, Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Jasper, Agates and Crystal. The Scratch Patch provides a wonderful, inexpensive introduction to semi-precious stones. The fun part is that you get to choose your favourites, from the thousands of polished stones covering the floor. Fill small plastic bags, ranging from R11 to R65 containers, with your beautiful and varied selection of gemstones. Continue this educational experience at home, by allowing your child to fill their own container with their special find or to divide their stones into the various colours. If they are older, allow them to stick their gems down in various designs, using project glue, on a piece of cardboard. These tasks will stimulate their fine motor co-ordination and spatial reasoning abilities, language skills, and imagination and creativity respectively.
The Scratch Patch (V & A Waterfront)
Description: Teach your children the difference between Tiger's Eye, Rose Quartz, Amethyst, Jasper, Agates and Crystal. The Scratch Patch provides a wonderful, inexpensive introduction to semi-precious stones. The fun part is that you get to choose your favourites, from the thousands of polished stones covering the floor. Fill small plastic bags, ranging from R11 to R65 containers, with your beautiful and varied selection of gemstones. Continue this educational experience at home, by allowing your child to fill their own container with their special find or to divide their stones into the various colours. If they are older, allow them to stick their gems down in various designs, using project glue, on a piece of cardboard. These tasks will stimulate their fine motor co-ordination and spatial reasoning abilities, language skills, and imagination and creativity respectively.
Bizzy Bodies Fun Factory
Description: Bizzy Bodies is an indoor play gym perfect for those unpredictable cold days. It also has an Art area, dress up corner and dolls house.
Imhoff Higgeldy Piggeldy Farmyard
Description: Home to some very friendly farm animals – including goats, pigs, sheep, ducks, geese, chickens, rabbits, guinea pigs and a pony – Higgeldy Piggeldy Farmyard is a fun-filled favourite with visitors to Imhoff. Right next door to Blue Water Café, you also have the opportunity to enjoy some delicious fare while the little ones visit the farm for a spot of educational entertainment
Klondyke Cherry Farm
Description: Visit Klondyke Cherry Farm in Ceres, from the last week of November till the end of December, for a fun family outing. Pack a picnic or make a braai under the shade of the pine trees and give your children the experience of picking their own cherries. The Ceres region is renowned for its beauty and is named after the Goddess of Fertility, due to its abundance in fruit, vegetables, birds, wildlife and fish. The Dwars River, on the western side of the valley, provides fantastic trout fishing opportunities and only 150 km out of Cape Town
Millstone Eco-friendly Farm Stall & Cafe
Description: Looking for a relaxed day out in a natural setting, where everything has a homemade feel about it, then Millstone Eco-friendly Farmstall and Cafe is the place to visit. Enjoy a lazy breakfast or lunch made from freshly grown organic produce. Depending on their age, children have the option of playing in the lovely gardens, swinging from a huge tree-house, having a wagon-ride around the eco-village or learning to horse ride, at a nearby riding school (lessons cost R80 per/hour, Mon-Thurs & Sat).
The Blue Train
Description: For many of us, our trips to Cape Town were incomplete without a trip on the Blue Train. Relive your childhood and provide your child with the experience of traveling on this miniature train. While chugging along, they will experience a view of the sea, passing ships and Robben Island. Following your train trip, there is the option of spending quality time in the safe park, with jungle gyms and other play items.
Two Oceans Aquarium
Description: The Two Oceans Aquarium situated in Cape Town at the V&A Waterfront, is one of the most exciting, child-friendly attractions in the city. This delightful underwater nature reserve boasts over 3000 living sea animals, who are easily visible to little people from child-height window benches. The basement also features a wonderful children's play area, right up against the seal display. To enhance this fun and educational "underwater" experience, there is a 'touch pool' where children can touch and feel kelp, shells and anemones