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....

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

Experiment corner!

For this experiment you will need;


I don’t think I could be Superman

Riddle time

What is harder to catch the faster you run? Your breath

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...

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...

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...

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?

Why children must socialise


Social interaction helps young children to develop a sense of self-worth, and also learn what others expect from them.

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!

Easy tongue twisters


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.

The little thief in the pantry

“MOTHER dear,” said a little mouse one day, “I think the people in our house must be very kind; don’t you? They leave such nice things for us in the...

Why I play games at school


Every time I go out to play with my colleagues at school I always feel happy and motivated to try new games, tactics and I learn from others. Playing with...

Why pupils should embrace class presentations


Teachers do their best to ensure that learners understand their everyday class lessons and through different teaching methods, some pupils manage to grasp the lesson, while others hardly understand.

It's healthy to uplift your child's curiosity


Curiosity is a strong desire to learn something. Children are usually inquisitive to know what is happening around them, no wonder they keep asking questions to know why things are...

Talent: Mpeta wants to become a top gospel artiste


Hearing his high soft soprano from a distance, you do not want him to stop singing but rather feel compelled to pull closer to listen more to the rhythmic melodies...

The importance of a school uniform


A school uniform is an attire worn by students mostly while going for studies. Most common school uniforms are characterised by white button-downs and ties for boys, and pleated skirts...

Talent grooming: 12-year-old Gisa on his love for soccer


Lucky Gisa’s mother says it became evident that he had a thing for football when he was nine months old. She says because he loved to play with a soccer...

Why children should learn painting


Primarily, painting is the practice of applying paint, pigment or colour to a solid surface. The medium is commonly applied to the base with a brush, but other tools, such...

How to make math fun for kids


Usually, when you ask children their favourite subject, they will most likely mention all the others but mathematics. This is because of the common belief that math is hard. Did...

Try these tongue twisters

Round and round the rugged rock the ragged rascal ran I saw a saw that could out saw any other saw I ever saw.

Make your own quick sand

Quick sand is a fascinating substance, make some of your own and experiment on a safe scale. Amaze your friends by demonstrating how it works.