Children

Can you try out these tongue twisters?

She sells seashells at the seashore. Flash message. Flash message. Mix a box of mixed biscuits with a boxed biscuit mixer. A proper copper coffee pot. I saw Esau sitting on a seesaw. Esau, he saw me. Toy boat. Toy boat. Toy boat. Lovely lemon liniment.  Six thick thistle sticks. Six...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 10:18am

Life facts and lessons; never stop learning

What sweet food is made by bees using nectar from flowers? Honey Which country is home to the kangaroo? Australia From what tree do acorns come? Oak What is the top colour in a rainbow? Red In the nursery rhyme, who sat on a wall before having a great fall? Humpty Dumpty Who created the...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 12:34am

Does your child need a tutor?

Children learn a lot at an early stage and they need to be supervised by teachers and parents. Some children are perhaps able to learn only when taught separately. Here is how to know when a child needs a tutor: When you notice that your child’s grades decline every term and you alert the...

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 12:33am

What I learned about self-respect

Most times our parents and teachers tell us about the importance of respecting ourselves, commonly known as self-respect. Often, they all come to the same view that self-respect boosts personal development, and information about life and those around you. They say it empowers a person to be...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 - 10:42pm

Parenting: Would you raise a child that is not biologically yours?

For Susan, it was heaven since the day she got married. One year down the road, she couldn’t be any happier. News of a pregnancy gave her and her husband unmatched delight. As she went about building her family, one day, her entire world changed. She found out about a child her husband had...

Friday, March 30, 2018 - 12:30am

How to groom kindness in children

Children usually learn new things, especially from the people they stay with, those they come across at school and what they watch on television, whether good or bad. At that young age, it is good to instil inn children the virtue of kindness in all ways possible. Kindness helps children interact...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 10:31pm

Make a balloon rocket

For this experiment you will need; lA tray lballoon (round ones will work, but the longer “airship” balloons work best) llong piece of kite string (about 10-15 feet long) lplastic straw ltape   STEPS lTie one end of the string to a chair, door knob, or other support. lPut...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 10:26pm

It pays to be smart

My best friend told me an interesting story about the smart mice that found a solution to their problem. It made me think how important it is to think creatively. The story goes like this… There was a grocery shop in a town. Plenty of mice lived in that grocery shop. Food was in plenty for...

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 12:00am

7 tips for a good night’s sleep

l Don’t go to bed in a very warm room l Go to bed at the same time every day of the week l Alcohol is not good for sleep l Warm milk with honey or just milk improves your sleep l Don’t read or scroll through your phone in bed l An orthopedic pillow will help with back problems l...

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 12:00am

Experiment corner!

For this experiment you will need; l  A tray l Glitter l Beaker l A vase or glass l Baking soda l Food colouring l Vinegar l And lastly a spoon.   STEPS l Place your glass inside the tray, l Put baking soda, l Then sprinkler some of the glitter, l Use your spoon to mix it up...

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 12:00am

Poetry

If I was a hero I don’t think I could be Superman I am scared of heights I think I could be Batman But I don’t like dark knights I suppose I could be Wolverine But I am afraid people would stare I think I could be the Incredible Hulk But radiations bad for your hair  ...

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 12:00am

Riddle time

What is harder to catch the faster you run? Your breath   You can see me in water, but I never get wet. What am I?                        A reflection   Two in...

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 12:00am

Why it is necessary to go to bed early

Like the saying goes, ‘early to bed and early to rise’, children need to sleep early so that they wake up fresh and healthy to go to school. If they do not get enough sleep at night, they will fall asleep in class and not pay attention. Children’s bedtime should be constant, for...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 12:00am

My favourite story

This story has taught me a lot about self-control, how to manage my temper and most importantly, how to value friendship and treasure loved ones. I hope you learn something from this good story. There once was a little boy who had a bad temper. His father gave him a bag of nails and told him that...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 12:00am

The cunning fox and the clever stork

Once upon a time, there lived a very cunning and mischievous fox. He used to speak to other animals sweetly and gain their trust, before playing tricks on them. One day the fox met a stork. He befriended the stork and acted like a very good friend. Soon, he invited the stork to have a feast with...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 12:00am

Activity corner

Have some fun with these tongue twisters: She saw Sharif’s shoes on the sofa. But was she so sure those were Sharif’s shoes she saw? Give papa a cup of proper coffe in a copper coffe cup.    Black background, brown background. Seventy-seven benevolent elephants. The chic...

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 - 12:00am

Why children must socialise

Social interaction helps young children to develop a sense of self-worth, and also learn what others expect from them. By playing with other children, they learn skills that stick with them their whole life. Young children are egocentric by nature. Sharing, setting boundaries, and...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 12:00am

Melting Chocolate

At what temperature does chocolate go from a solid to a liquid? Is it different for white and dark chocolate? Give this fun science experiment a try and find out! What you’ll need: lSmall chocolate pieces of the same size (chocolate bar squares or chocolate chips are a good idea) lPaper...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 12:00am

Easy tongue twisters

Easy tongue twisters He threw three free throws. I slit the sheet, the sheet I slit, and on the slit sheet I sit. If you notice this notice, you will notice that this notice is not worth noticing. Nine nice night nurses nursing nicely. I like New York, unique New York, I like unique New York...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 12:00am

Homework and study habits

Certain key practices will make life easier for everyone in the family when it comes to study time and study organisation. However, some of them may require an adjustment for other members of the family. 1. Turn off the TV set. Make a house rule, depending on the location of the set, that when it...

Wednesday, March 7, 2018 - 12:00am