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June - August 2011

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4 Bella Rosa, Rosenpark, Bellville Tel: 021 914 3151 I Cell: 082 301 4921 I info@thestage.co.za

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Durbanville

Nursery School and Activity Centre 12 Twist Street, Rosenpark 021-914 2690 rosencastle@mweb.co.za

We cherish your little stars like royalty so that they can live happily ever after… visit our website for more information

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CONTENTS

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The Stage Performing Arts School & Theatre Durbanville Goodwood / Parow / Brackenfell From the Editor Brackenfell / Kraaifontein Kuilsriver / Bellville Bellville / Durbanville How to keep kids busy Durbanville Durbanville / Goedemoed Why Schools Should Enforce Hand Washing

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Richwood / Bothasig Monte Vista / Edgemead / Milnerton Eco-Educational Blouberg / Table View Table View Table View / Parklands Claremont Meadowridge / Noordhoek

Front cover: Gorgeous Lucy. Courtesy of proud mom & dad – Denise & Daniel.

Abigail & Tristan, sent in by mommy Louise, Andelle Schenach Photography

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Goodwood / Parow / Brackenfell Larry’s kindergarten class was on a field trip to their local police station where they saw pictures tacked to a bulletin board of the 10 most wanted criminals. One of the youngsters pointed to a picture and asked if it really was the photo of a wanted person. “Yes” said the policeman. “The detectives want very badly to capture him.” Larry asked, “Why didn’t you keep him when you took his picture?”

Kidz Academy Babies, Pre-school And Aftercare Centre • Childcare for babies from 0 months up to Grade 7 learners • Qualified full time supervision 06:30 – 18:00 (Parow & Brackenfell), 06:45 – 17:30 (Sandbaai) • Balanced breakfast, lunch & snacks • Weekly themes & educational activities

106 Gardiner Street Parow Tel: 021 939 8939 079 346 4273 92 Jakaranda Street Brackenfell Tel: 021 981 6743 072 227 5280

• Security with electronic safety gates

c/o Main Road & Long Street Sandbaai Tel: 028 316 2057 084 694 6648

• Transport to and from schools as well as homes (Parow & Sandbaai)

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From the Editor

Winter has officially arrived and oh boy, it is cold! With winter here, we are faced with a whole bunch of sick kiddies! My daughter and son finished their first batch of antibiotics 4 weeks ago and believe it or not . . . we are back where we started! I have been giving my kids their vitamins religiously every day with the other medicines they have to take on a daily basis, what more can I do?? It sometimes feels that I see my paediatrician more than I see my own husband. Every morning when I open my facebook, I see my friends not commenting on the day’s events but on what’s wrong with their little ones. I do have to say though, even with sick children, I am still blessed that they are healthy in the sense that they do not have life threatening diseases. Our prayers go out to all the parents in situations like that. To the paediatricians, doctors, nurses, clinic sisters – thank you for helping us with our children and finding ways to ease the pain! Have a look at the give-away & discounts that some of our advertisers are offering on page 11 on the My Choices side. Thank you for the huge response from moms & dads from our facebook page, helping us to find a front cover for this edition. I received the most beautiful photographs to choose from!!

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I would like to dedicate this edition to my dear friends Helga & Juan - congratulations on the birth of your beautiful, healthy, baby boy Aiden xxx To all the expectant parents, may you too be blessed.  Enjoy your pregnancy, stay healthy and look forward to this little gift of God.

Until next time, Kidz/s regards

Jeanne

Editor: Jeanne Booysen To contact us: info@connectingkidz.co.za marketing@connectingkidz.co.za 021 556 2720 Design: 3rdi Advertising 021 557 5615 Publishers: Choice Media – Giving you responsible and informative choices

Descriptions within this book are based on information received from the advertisers and are therefore given in good faith and are believed to be correct at the time of going to print. The publisher cannot accept responsibility for any inaccuracies or omissions in the text. Connecting Kidz is fully protected by copyright and nothing may be reprinted in whole or part without written permission from the publisher.

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Brackenfell / Kuilsriver / Kraaifontein

Kuilsriver Kuilsrivier Preprimêre Skool

4½ - 5jr, 5 – 6jr 021-903 2647

Brackenfell DisneyCare Baby Centre

0 months - 5 years 074 222 7219 / 082 633 4600 Kraaifontein Panda Pre-school & Educare Centre

2 years – 6 years • 021-987 2760

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Nursery School & After Care Centre Patrys Street, Kuils River % 021 906 6046 » 084 503 9550 patrysies@vodamail.co.za • Babycare • Nursery school • Aftercare • Transport

A new teacher was trying to make use of her psychology courses. She started her class by saying, “Everyone who thinks they’re stupid, stand up!” After a few seconds, Little Larry stood up. The teacher said, “Do you think you’re stupid, Larry?” “No, ma’am, but I hate to see you standing there all by yourself!”

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Bellville / Durbanville

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Durbanville

How to keep kids busy on a rainy winter’s day Party Pretzels

1 tbsp dry yeast 125ml lukewarm water 2 eggs 125ml cup oil 1 cup milk 1 tsp salt 5 cups flour 90ml sugar Dissolve the yeast in the water. Stir in the eggs, oil & milk. In a separate bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. Add to egg & oil mixture. Knead for 5-10 minutes until rubbery. Roll the dough into ropes. Now . . . BE CREATIVE. Place artwork onto a greased baking tray. Brush tops with egg & salt. Bake at 220 Degrees for 10-15 minutes & ENJOY!

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Durbanville / Goedemoed Durbanville Aristokids Educare

Why Schools Should Enforce Hand Washing

3 months – 6 years 021-976 2102

Do your child’s school and teachers encourage hand washing in students? If not, talk to them about doing so.

Goedemoed: Unique Playschool

1 – 5 years (Gr 0) 021-976 9350

Proper hand washing, especially during cold and flu season, is a simple and easy but vitally important step in guarding against illness. An estimated 80 percent of all infection may be transmitted through the hands, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A study of school-age children in Denmark published last year in the American Journal of Infection Control found that mandatory hand washing reduces absences from infectious illness among school going children. Besides talking to your child’s teacher and school about instilling good hand washing habits in kids, you can do the following to protect your child against illness this winter: Teach your children how to wash their hands properly. n Help them learn other healthy hygiene habits to prevent illness. n Be sure your family’s diet includes powerful immune boosting foods. n Make sure they get plenty of rest and exercise. n

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Richwood / Bothasig / Monte Vista / Edgemead / Milnerton Edgemead Edgemead Daycare

3 months - Aftercare • 021-558 9338 Monte Vista Mikky Mouse Daycare

3 months – 5 years • 021-559 2613

Eco-Educational Indoor Activities for Kids Sew Up Tattered Clothes Take some time to give the kids a sewing class and teach them how to make basic repairs like patching rips and replacing buttons. The activity is a fun time for the family, teaches the kids useful skills that they’ll be able to use the rest of their lives, and most importantly, shows them that it’s important to care for the things they already have and make them last as long as possible, rather than wastefully replacing items. www.planetgreen.discovery.com

EVES SHOE EDUCARE (est. 1980)

325 Koeberg Road, Rugby (Near Milnerton)

A HAPPY HOME WITH ROOM FOR EVERYONE INDEPENDENT PRE-PRIMARY SCHOOL (with Grade R) and CRÈCHE and AFTERCARE/HOLIDAY CARE (Primary school children)

Registered with the Department of Education and the Department of Social Development We have: • Superb crèche facilities for babies and children from 1 month – 3 years. • An excellent pre-primary school, including Grade R,for children from 4 years to 6 years. • Aftercare and Holiday Care for children from Grade 1 upwards. (Transport for Aftercare for schools in area.) We provide: • A structured educational programme and Grade R’s follow the curriculum, as prescribed by the Department of Education. • Full meals and snacks. • Hours: 06h30 – 18h00 Telephone now to view. Tel 021 511 5231 E-mail: info@eveshoeeducare.co.za www.eveshoeeducare.co.za

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Blouberg / Table View Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV)

is a very common virus that leads to mild, cold-like symptoms in adults and older healthy children. It can be more serious in young babies, especially to those in certain high-risk groups. RSV is spread easily by physical contact. Touching, kissing, and shaking hands with an infected person. RSV can live for a half an hour or more on hands. The virus can also live for up to 5 hours on countertops and for several hours on used tissues. Risks include: • Attending day care • Being exposed to tobacco smoke • Having school-aged siblings • Living in crowded conditions

Little Larry attended a horse auction with his father. He watched as his father moved from horse to horse, running his hands up and down the horse’s legs. After a few minutes, Larry asked, “Dad, why are you doing that?” His father replied, “Because when I’m buying horses, I have to make sure that they are healthy and in good shape before I buy.” Larry, looking worried, said, “Dad, I think the Milkman wants to buy Mom ......” 10

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Table View

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Table View / Parklands

Parklands: Bumble Babeez Professional Baby Care Birth - 18 months • 021-556 6610 Doddwoods Day Care 021-556 3606 / 082 339 3868 Birth - 3 years Aftercare on Regent

Transport from school plus meals Grade 1 – 7 Cindy 082 406 8746

The math teacher saw that Larry wasn’t paying attention in class. She called on him and said, “Larry! What are 1 and 70 and 201 and 301?” Larry quickly replied, “Mnet, Rugby, and the Cartoon Network!”

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Claremont / Meadowridge / Noordhoek

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