My Special Angels-The Two Noble Scribes (by Razana Noor)

  This is a beautifully written story introducing children to the Two Noble Scribes aka the Kiramin Katibin or the angels on your right and left shoulder who are responsible for writing down your deeds. It is written in rhyming verse making it very appealing and exciting to younger and older readers. The book focusses … Continue reading My Special Angels-The Two Noble Scribes (by Razana Noor)

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Letters of the Alphabet Toddler Activity

We began getting familiar with the letters of the alphabet when my daughter was 2 (she is now 3). And that is exactly what it is-getting familiar!!!! In my opinion there is no right or wrong time to introduce literacy to children, the earlier the better! While they may not recite the letters, or even … Continue reading Letters of the Alphabet Toddler Activity

Things to do at home with your kiddos during the holidays…

School holidays is primarily a time for us to relax and unwind and personally i don't always feel like we need to go away to a resort or the seaside. Yes, without a doubt our seaside holidays are always a heap of fun in the sun and the breakfast buffet is always more than welcome. … Continue reading Things to do at home with your kiddos during the holidays…

Flowers and Paint Stamping

We had quite a few flowers remaining after our dyed flowers experiment, so we decided to get creative with some flower and paint stamping.  I offered my little girl 3 colors of paint and 3 flowers to stamp to her hearts delight. We used poster paints from Woolworths. And the same white sprays we used in … Continue reading Flowers and Paint Stamping

Indoor Swing for Babies and Toddlers

I felt the need to share this indoor swing idea with the mums out there who also experience their little ones constantly wanting to be carried. When no other activity seemed to draw her attention i would put her in the swing. We installed this one when my little one was 9 months old. She … Continue reading Indoor Swing for Babies and Toddlers

List of Indoor Places to Go for Kids/Family (South Africa-Gauteng)

Looking for indoor playparks and entertainment for your kids during the school holidays and over weekends? Here is a list of some of the fun and exciting things to do this holiday: Irene Youth Theatre Pretoria.The youth theatre offers exciting live plays for kids 3 times a year. Subscribe to their mailing list for the … Continue reading List of Indoor Places to Go for Kids/Family (South Africa-Gauteng)

List of Outdoor Places to Go for Kids/Family (South Africa – Gauteng)

Are you always looking for places to take your kids over the school holidays? Or family outings for the weekend? I have compiled a list of favourite outdoor places to visit in Gauteng. The Elephant Sanctuary (R104 road) Hartebeespoort Dam. (012)258-0423 / 0833063770 Elephant Sanctuary Website Programmes:feeding, petting, touching and elephant rides into the mountain Hartebeespoort Dam … Continue reading List of Outdoor Places to Go for Kids/Family (South Africa – Gauteng)

Baby On-the-Go Family Album 0-2 yrs

I made this sweet little baby family photo album when my now toddler was around 11 months old. She was absolutely fascinated to see pictures of herself. In fact she was simply fascinated to see pictures of all of us. To make one of these (and i promise it is worth it) you will need: … Continue reading Baby On-the-Go Family Album 0-2 yrs

Giant Perler Bead Fine Motor Activity

I absolutely love the creativity sparked from Perler Beads. We bought some pretty designs for my older kids. Although i found the beads to be too little in size for my toddler until i came accross what i refer to as Giant Perler Beads available from Dischem, smaller bead sets for older kids available at PerlerBeads.co.za.  I … Continue reading Giant Perler Bead Fine Motor Activity

Yellow Tinker Tray and Playdough Invitation to Play

After learning a particular concept like colours, shapes, animals etc i like to reinforce my tots knowledge and understanding by setting up trays that combine a number of learnt concepts into one. Today we focussed on the colour yellow, the square, rectangle and circle shapes and of course our little duck which she is all … Continue reading Yellow Tinker Tray and Playdough Invitation to Play