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IT’S FREE! June - August 2012

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Choice Media has launched a new publication called ‘My Choices – Live Well, Live CANCER. The publication is the brainchild of Nicole Theunissen, a cancer survivor, and Nicky Smit of Choice Media. The printed media will be available from September 2012 in the Cape Peninsula at Oncology Centers, Hospitals, Health Shop, etc. The publication will be viewed on www.mychoices.co.za in an electronic format. Our initial publication can already be viewed on the web site. The publication can be downloaded free of charge. The content will consist of articles about different cancers, various service providers, support groups, inspiring stories, advise, councilors, nutrition, therapists, etc. If you are suffering from cancer, or have a family member or close friend with cancer we would love to hear from you. You are welcome to send us any useful tips, inspirational stories, advice for families to cope or any relevant information that can be helpful to others. Information can be sent anonymously should you so prefer. You can contact us on Nicole@mychoices.co.za or info@mychoices.co.za should you require any additional information. We look forward to hear from you soon.

Nicole and Nicky

Join us on facebook and our forum on www.mychoices.co.za


CONTENTS Inside front My Choices

Schools

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Brackenfell / Parow

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Table View School

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Kuilsriver / Brackenfell /

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Competition time /

Kraaifontein

Give aways

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Parow / Goodwood

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From the Editor

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Bellville

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5 Tips to keep the kids busy

33-35

Durbanville

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Holiday destinations

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Durbanville / Goedemoed

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Party, Play & Planning

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Monte Vista / Richwood

10-13

Suppliers

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Smart Ideas

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Mother & Child

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Milnerton / Bothasig

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Clinics / Pharmacies

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What a child needs

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Training & Tuition

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Table View

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Extramurals

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Table View / Blouberg

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Frequently asked questions

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Table View / Parklands

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Exercise can make

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Holiday time is family time

you feel better

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Tamboerskloof / Oranjezicht

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Services

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Why do we say please

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Photographers

and thank you?

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Playball

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Sybrand Park

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What is OT?

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Claremont

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Therapists

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Plumstead / Bergvliet

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Special needs

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Diep River / Meadowridge

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Tips for creating your

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Tokai / Noordhoek

ADHD-friendly home

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Discipline vs Diet

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Events in and around

your area

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Paarl

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Discounts, specials, giveaways Montague Springs Competition time!!! You can win with Connecting Kidz and Montagu Springs: Win a 2 Night Stay for 4 people to the value of R2380 In which chalet will you be staying? E-mail your answer to: competition@connectingkidz.co.za with Montagu Springs in the subject line before 15 July 2012. Find the answer at www.connectingkidz.co.za/montaguespringscomp

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10% discount voucher on selected educational items.Valid from June – August 2012. Only at Montague Gardens & Tokai.

Make do

Special offer

buy a WET KIDS LTD raincoat for R160.00 and you get a FREE chopstick! Including delivery nationally. For more details visit www.wetkidsltd.com

Stand a chance to win 1 of 3 winning award, Makedo product, Fun kit in bag, worth R65: The kit contents: 15 re-useable connectors, 2 x hinges, 1 pocket, punch, instruction sheet. Hours of creativity and fun guaranteed. Where was Makedo invented? Email your answer to: competition@connectingkidz.co.za with Makedo in the subject line before 15 July 2012. Go to: www.connectingkidz.co.za/makedo for your answer and join our facebook page: Makedo Cape Town.

Bybelstudie pakkette, getrou aan die Woord, vir kinders 2 - 8 jaar oud. Kontak ons gerus vir meer inligting sowel as ‘n gratis pakket! epos: bybelklubvirkinders@gmail.com bybelklubvirkinders.blogspot.com www.facebook.com/bybelklubvirkinders Tel: 082 823 8923 www.connectingkidz.co.za

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From the editor The winter has finally arrived! We haven’t had lots of rain yet but the winter chill early mornings and in the evening is here. The second term is well on its way. Some children have already been tested and assessed at their schools. If you are unsure about any difficulties your child is experiencing, ask you teacher about the therapists who can help your kids. Have a look on page 23 to see the different therapists we have listed. On page 3 were we have listed competitions, discounts and some give aways. Once again we would like to congratulate Annelize Jansen van Rensburg on winning the weekend, e-mail competition, away at Montague Springs. On page 5 is Annelize’s winning 5 tips on keeping the children busy. If you haven’t planned your July holiday yet, there are a few beautiful holiday destinations featured in this edition from page 5 onwards. If you are not planning on going away and staying local, have a look on pages 26 & 27 listing events in and around your area. From page 28 we have lots of schools listed. In this edition we have included schools in the Paarl area. Remember…. Visit the schools you have short listed for you kids. It’s important that you feel at home there, this is the place your child spends a lot of time. We are all different with different needs, always keep that

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

in mind. We trust that you will enjoy this edition of Connecting Kidz.co.za Read it, Use it, Love it! IT’S FREE Kidz regards,

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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.


Holiday Destinations

5 tips on keeping the children busy during the July holidays Congratulations to Annelize Jansen van Rensburg, our facebook winner – 2 nights stay at Montagu Springs. 1. Playdough. Salt dough is something that really works for any age. Mix in a Ziploc bag. Recipe: Dump 4 cups of flour and a cup of salt into a bag. Pour in 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil and about 1/2 cup of water. Seal bag and squish around until it forms a dough. Add flour or water as needed. Use food colouring to colour. 2. Tents. Get out some old sheets, drape them over a couple of chairs or bushes to make a tent and give your kids some snacks to eat. They can haul some blankets and stuffies in there too and turn it into a hiding place. 3. Rubbings. Get out some paper and crayons, peel off the crayon wrapping. The kids need to find stuff with a raised texture, like a wooden alphabet block or a heavily veined leaf. Lay the object on a hard surface, put the paper over it and rub the long edge of the crayon over the paper above the design. The colour will only appear on the raised parts of the design. 4. Stilt cans. You´ll need two sturdy cans (paint cans work well) and some string, plus a nail and hammer. Punch a hole in either side of the can and thread the string through, tying a big enough knot that it won´t pull back out, to form a loop like a handle. The string should be long enough so your child can stand on the cans and hold the string comfortably just above their waist. Then have them practice walking around, lifting the cans with the loop of string. 5. Lily pads. Cut a bunch of random shapes out of construction paper and toss them on the floor. Add numbers or letters if you like. Then have the kids take turns standing on the color and number that is called out. www.connectingkidz.co.za

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Party and Play

Milking cow

Tractor ride

Feeding horses

Balance beam

Gan Eden Farm, Vissershok Road, Durbanville Contact Chane on 072 182 9333

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Mother & Child

Windhoek slot 4, Arauna, Brackenfell, 7560 Tel/Fax 021 982 4957 • Marietjie 082 749 9524

• Communication and Language development • Physical development • Emotional development (I am cute, unique & special) Van doeke tot boeke / From baby to ABC • Therapy – Sensoric, Motoric & Perceptual 6 months – 4 years • Songs – Rhyme & Rhythm • Interaction – Socialising • Selfconfidence – I can! • Licences available I develop – from wearing nappies to reading books! WOW!

Tina Cowley Reading Centre Readers are Achievers / Lesers is Presteerders

n Reading Therapy n Study Courses n Therapy for ADD/ADHD, depression, panic attacks, migraines, epilepsy

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Training & Tuition

I Have to Write a Poem I have to write a poem but I really don’t know how. So maybe I’ll just make a rhyme with something dumb, like “cow.” a cow from outer space! My cow will need a helmet and a space suit and a ship. Of course, she’ll keep a blaster in the holster on her hip. She’ll duel with laser sabers while avoiding lava spray I hope the teacher likes my tale, “Amazing Astro Cow.” Yes, that’s the poem I will write as soon as I learn how. – Kenn Nesbitt www.connectingkidz.co.za

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Frequently Asked Questions I have an unexpected transfer to Cape Town in mid/end March, and was wondering if there was by any chance that you would have space at your school for 1 more. I am aware of the situation at most schools at this time of the year, but am rather desperate to get my little one into a decent school. I came across your school on Connecting Kidz. I am looking for full day placement. I will be moving to a house in Kirstenhof, and working at the V&A Waterfront. Your assistance will be appreciated, Kerry Dear Sir/Madam I would like to make enquiries for my son. He will be 2 in May 2012. We are Muslim, can you accommodate us if we provide our own lunch (food etc) as the food has to be halaal? Much appreciated. Yasmina Dear Madam, My children are arriving in May from the United Kingdom – they are coming home to South Africa! On behalf of my son and daughter-in-law I am enquiring about a possibility of placing their eldest son in your school. Marietjie Muirhead Dear Madam/Sir This might be an early enquiry as our baby isn’t born yet. We would like to know what your application process is for 2013 - for a baby who will be about 6 months old. I know that most places have waiting lists. We would also like to come through and view the place if possible. Kind regards,  Giselle Hello Minette, My boy will be 18 months in mid-October this year – still a while away.  At the he has a private nanny and I was thinking (if it is possible and appropriate) to introduce an establishment such as yours to him slowly, perhaps two or three times a week initially, Then, how do you work with mealtimes?  We raise our child to be ovo-lacto vegetarian.  Would this pose a problem? What is your policy about potty training?  Does he need to be ‘potty trained’ by the time he joins your school, or do you deal with that?

Good day, I am looking for a suitable and good day care centre for her my 18 month daughter. I have a list of questions (find below) that I am hoping you will feel comfortable and confident to answer before I decide to arrange a date to meet. Hope you find this in order. Hoping to hear from you soon. Thanking you for your time. Rene Staff & Safety • What caregiver and teaching qualifications do the teachers have in age groups (1-2) & (2-3)? • Are the teachers trained in first-aid and are they familiar with the safety procedure? • Are the children strictly protected from strangers? • What is your policy on the collection of our kids? • How would staff deal with injuries to my child? • Does the crèche comply with safety regulations? • Do staff go on workshops to keep them relevant with changes and enhancing their skills. • Are you affiliated with Parent Centre and do you arrange information workshops for staff & parents? Child and development • What is your policy on discipline, how do you discipline a child? • What development activities will you be teaching them at the age groups (1-2) & (2-3)? • Are parents informed regularly what the kids are being taught so they can continue the same teaching at home? • My daughter turns 2 in September, when will she be moved to the next age group? • Are kids taught to pray or say thanks before a meal? General Do you have a year planner that I can have a look at? Please can you send me a copy of the daily activities planner for age groups (1-2) & (2-3)? Please provide me with copies of all the policies which the crèche adheres to.

We also do not inoculate / vaccinate our child – however, if there are certain diseases which commonly occur within a certain age-group in your school, I will, on your advice, inoculate him homoeopathically for it - this is a problem for some day care centres.  I need to know if you are okay with this. Regards, Yvonne www.connectingkidz.co.za

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Exercise

Exercise Can Help you Feel Better Physical Activity Has Many Benefits The list of benefits associated with exercise is just as long — if not longer — than the list of disadvantages associated with skipping exercise, but millions of women are guilty of being couch potatoes. Don’t think I’m pointing fingers, because I’m not — I’m one of the laziest people I know when it comes to physical activity. Before getting pregnant in 2008, I was in the best shape of my life. I got to the point that I honestly enjoyed eating salad and fruit, and I walked outside or on my treadmill every single day. For once my seizures were under control, and I felt great. When I was put on hospital bed rest due to complications with my highrisk pregnancy, I obviously had to quit exercising. I quickly got back into the swing of things after the baby was born because I vainly wanted to lose the weight I had gained, but now that my daughter is pushing two and I work from home, I’m lucky to take a shower each day, let alone exercise. Easy Ways to Sneak in Exercise I’m full of excuses as to why I don’t exercise, and I’m willing to bet I’m not alone. If you also find yourself putting your physical fitness on hold, consider the following: Walking. Walking is one of the easiest forms of exercise. You can walk around the block, walk laps at an indoor shopping mall, or simply park your car further away than you usually do when you’re at the grocery store. Each short walk will add up! Find a class. If you’re unable to walk due to physical pain or other limitations, many local gyms and physical therapy centers offer specialized exercise classes for women with limited mobility. They often include exercises that help restore movement and lessen fatigue. Check with your doctors for more information. Remind Yourself that You’re Doing it For You. If you find yourself making excuses, as I always do, remind yourself that you are taking a few minutes out of your day to do something for you. Even if you’re extremely busy with a family and a career, you deserve to feel good and look good. Don’t feel guilty for taking the time to exercise. Find a workout partner. It’s often easier to walk or go to the gym if you have a partner that motivates you. Find a friend or relative that is willing to be your workout buddy and get together a few times per week to exercise for thirty minutes. You’ll be able to socialize, and you’ll find yourself looking forward to the get-togethers. If you are interested in starting a physical fitness routine, speak with your doctors and learn the best plan for your needs. Good luck and best wishes — let everyone know what you’re doing and how it’s working for you! Article extracted from Fight like a Girl Website. 18

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5 Reasons why movement development is crucial for children It improves functionality Modern day children are confronted with a sophisticated and technologically advanced environment. Many children suffer the effects of passive lifestyle and have less functionality than children in past generations. Their bodies are not developing as they should due to hours spent in front of the television or computers. Their shoulder girdles are weakening and the whole shoulder-arm-wrist-hand area is affected resulting in fatigue when writing. In some children, the Achilles tendon is shortening due to inactivity and affects balance and posture. Low muscle tone is a direct result of our sedentary lifestyle and teachers find it increasingly difficult to ensure correct posture when sitting at a desk. We should give children the gift of functional use of their bodies.

Playball presented throughout Peninsula Contact Anne on 083 270 4094 annievan@mweb.co.za for classes in your area

It has an impact on brain development How do we learn about our world? Through our bodies! Children explore and control their worlds by using their senses and physical abilities. Making sense of these experiences is called perception – the first step to higher brain function. Brain development starts with gross motor development because movement increases the interconnections within the brain and assists “communication” between left and right brain hemispheres. The right side of the brain includes gross and fine motor skill control and develops before the left brain functions of logical and analytical thinking and mathematical skills. Therefore, the more gross motor stimulation, the better brain development!

It prepares children for life A good movement programme should consider the whole child. Learning that your best is good enough, that you are OK as you are, that you should consider others and may try again if you don’t succeed, are all life skills which should be taught as part of a holistic movement programme. It is an educational environment Movement programmes which are professional, teach in an organized manner similar to a classroom situation. Children are taught to listen to instructions, to observe demonstrations attentively and to concentrate. Healthy values are also instilled in participants eg. treating others with respect, co-operating well, taking turns, being flexible and being a good sportsman/woman who can win and lose with dignity. Playball is the leading sport and movement development programme in South Africa which has been developed over the past 25 years. We are known for professional service and excellent standards. At Playball we work with limited numbers and believe in results – on all levels of development. Every child counts at Playball!

It prepares children for sport participation Children need to be proficient in foundation skills like balance, co-ordination, mid-line crossing, spatial orientation before starting a specialized sport programme. If they are not yet competent, they will feel like failures and will be frustrated with their attempts. A good foundation in movement development renders children more successful and ensures that sport is a motivating learning experience. www.connectingkidz.co.za

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Occupational Therapy in Children

Occupational therapy in children What is occupational therapy? Occupational therapy is aimed at giving people the skills for the job of living. In the case of children this ‘job’ or ‘occupation’ involves predominantly playing, learning and carrying out every-day activities such as using the toilet, getting dressed, writing, brushing teeth and so on. An Occupational Therapist will aim at enabling the child to be physically, cognitively, emotionally, psychologically and socially as independent as possible. Who will benefit from OT? Occupational therapy can be beneficial to children who suffer from permanent disabilities, chronic illnesses, the effects of accidents and injuries, as well as those whose development is lagging behind that of their peers. Ages are from as young as pre-mature born babies to late teens. What does occupational therapy do? Occupational therapy often focuses on developmental milestones and skills that are expected of children in the classroom and on the playground. Many of the techniques involve playful activities which make OT sessions very enjoyable for many children. What to expect from your visit to the OT Assessment Once a child has been referred by a parent, doctor, teacher or other therapist, an assessment will be performed. Assessment could include: • Information gathering though parental/and or teacher interviews and questionnaires about developmental history, problems or areas where difficulties are currently experienced, strong points and medical history A holistic picture is formed of the child’s physical, emotional, cognitive and social development by interviewing and the use of various assessment tools. Areas that will be looked at could include: • Functional such as dressing, eating and toileting • Scholastics such as pencil and scissor grip and perceptual development • Play and social skills 22

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• Sensory abilities and functions such as touch, balance etc. • Behavioural responses • Duration and quality of concentration • Gross motor development such as balance etc. • Fine motor development (e.g. cutting, tying laces and colouring) Intervention There is a range of possible ways of supporting a child: • Training and advice for parents, teachers and caregivers • Provision of home programmes that are carried out at home • Recommendation of equipment to support skills and learning such as pencil grips, etc. • Direct therapy with child, individually or in a group • Appropriate referral when necessary The following could indicate a need for an occupational therapy assessment • Difficulties with gross motor development: eg. the child has poor balance, cannot maintain a proper sitting position, appears clumsy or avoid physical play activities, • Difficulties with fine motor development such as writing, colouring, doing buttons, tying laces, cutting and completing written work in allocated time • The child has difficulty with sequencing steps of an activity or planning eg. getting dressed • The child is over- or under-sensitive for stimuli such as touch, movement, sound or visual input • Difficulty directing or sustaining attention • Perceptual difficulties: often seen in reversals of letters or numbers, poor spacing and poor letter or number recognition • Poor copying skills such as drawing shapes or writing from the blackboard • Difficulty in establishing a dominant hand • Learning difficulties exist or are suspected Compliments of Occupational Therapist Maretha Labuschagne


Therapists

Angels Explained By Children‌ Angels have a lot to do and they keep very busy. If you lose a tooth, an angel comes in through your window and leaves money under your pillow. Then when it gets cold, angels go south for the winter.  Sara age 6

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ADHD to fix it, but learnt how to do so, and even decided it was fun.  He also enjoyed working with his dad.    His father hadn’t expected more from his son than he should, and had used the opportunity to spend quality time together.  Discipline had been used to build on and improve his relationship with Jordan.   With punishment it’s a different story … although punishment is intended to teach better behaviour, this doesn’t necessarily happen.  Instead it often creates resentment and may even stunt emotional growth. It does nothing to build relationships.  Had Jordan’s father punished him they would not have experienced all the positives as they did.   

Tips for creating your ADHD-friendly home  

Using discipline to build relationships with your children   Have you even been in a store and the kids are driving you crazy … then some smart Alec breathes down your neck: “If that was my child I’d at least know how to discipline him”  I know how it feels because I’ve been there – you want to scream!!!    The truth is that they probably wouldn’t even cope as well as you do.  For starters they obviously don’t even know the meaning of the word ‘discipline’. People often confuse it with punishment.    Discipline involves learning – it helps children through the incident and turns situations into ‘loving’ learning opportunities. When Jordan punched a hole in his bedroom door his father explained how it could be fixed, and helped Jordan do so. Jordan hadn’t wanted

At the ADHASA Parents’ ADHD Conference on 26/27 May, you’ll learn all about about disciplining your children according to their needs, and building strong family relationships.  Although we at ADHASA focus on children with ADHD, these tips are useful for all parents. Contact support@ADHASA.co.za or phone 011 888 7665 for your conference programme. For more tips view www.connectingkidz.co.za www.connectingkidz.co.za

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Events

Events

Emmanuel Church Holiday Club

Cape Point

We will be running an awesome holiday club in the June/July Holidays for Grade R-7 children.  Tuesday 10 July to Friday 13 July – 9 am to 12 pm Cost: Donations welcome Contact: Chani Wilding Emmanuel Church Children’s Worker Patou Avenue, Amanda Glen Tel: 021 976 3055

Cape Point falls within the Cape Floral Region, a World Heritage Site, and is the most southerly point within the Good Hope section of Table Mountain National Park. The Cape Floral Region is one of the richest areas for plants in the world – it is home to nearly 20% of Africa’s flora.

Hout Bay craft market One of the village’s most popular attractions is the regular Hout Bay craft market, which takes place on the village green in the main street, in a mountainous amphitheatre. The market, which has been running for more than a decade, opens at 10h00 and closes at 17h00 every Sunday, weather permitting, except for Christmas Day. It is widely rated as one of the best in the Cape and attracts crafters from far and wide who exhibit their wares.

Sunningdale Evening Market

Plan a picnic in the park or on the beach, hike or mountain bike, have lunch high above the crashing waves of False Bay, or simply catch The Flying Dutchman funicular to some superb lookout points over the Atlantic Ocean.

SANCCOB

Every First Friday of the month @ Sunningdale Sports Hall, Waterville Cres, Sunningdale. Crafts, gifts and food stalls available. Come and support our local crafters and entrepreneurs.

Our Environmental Education programme consists of: • Schools visiting SANCCOB • SANCCOB’s Outreach Education Programme for underprivileged learners • Educational talks and lectures • Private tours We have also developed a fact filled Edu-Pack, for learners and teachers!

Apart from the spectacular view, you’ll be able to see the most powerful lighthouse on the South.

Things to do

Through education we will continue to play our part in ensuring that our youth as well as the public develop the ability to deal with environmental challenges and encourage them to take action and make informed decisions.

Tours and Education Here at SANCCOB, we are acutely aware that the children of today will be the leaders of tomorrow.

This Edu-Pack is a detailed and comprehensive information pack that will help learners and teachers with any questions they may have about South Africa´s seabirds like the African penguin, different Gull and Cormorant species and many many more.

Biodiversity Garden at Green Point Park The park has a lot of amenities: water points, picnic tables, shaded benches. There are three different areas to explore: the wetlands section, the people and plants section and the main discovering biodiversity section. The main section, where there are many information boards explaining all about biodiversity. Very educational! Security guards wandering around so you feet quite safe in the garden. This is a big plus.

Cape Winelands tours In Cape Town itself, the Constantia Valley is home to some of South Africa’s oldest and most famous estates. Durbanville and the Helderberg also offer wine experiences. You can explore the nine estates in Durbanville’s Wine Valley with just a 20-minute drive from Cape Town. The Helderberg wine route is a little further afield, but will take you to more than 20 estates, including the famous Vergelegen and Avontuur wineries. 26

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Paarl / Stellenbosch

Bloubessiekolwyntjies Lewer 24 kolwyntjies * Allergene: Koring, eier, melk en Soja (ProNutro)

Bestandele

30ml (2 E) canola- of makadamiaolie 2 eiers, verkieslik omega-3-ryk, geskei 250ml (1 k) laevet joghurt, vrugte of vanieljegeur 250ml (1 k) afgeroomde melk 5ml (1 t) vanieljegeursel (opsioneel) 250ml (1 k) koekmeel 20ml (4t) bakpoeier knippie fyn kaneel 500ml (2 k) hawersemels (Oatbran) 125ml ( ½ k) volkoring-Pronutro, Original of Apple Bake 125ml ( ½ k) suiker 250g (500ml [2k]) bloubessies, bevrore of vars, nie uit blikkie nie

1. Voorverhit die oond tot 200˚C. 2. Voer 2 standaardgrootte (6cm deursnee) 12-holte-kolwyntjie panne met papierbakkies uit (altesaam 24). 3. Meng die olie, eiergele, joghurt, melk en vanieljegeursel saam in ‘n groot bak. 4. Sif die meel, bakpoeier en kaneel oor die joghurt-eneier-mengsel. 5. Strooi die hawersemels, Pronutro en suiker bo-oor en meng goed. 6. Skep die bessies op die deeg en vou liggies in. 7. Klits die eierwitte tot sagtepuntstadium en vou in die deeg in. 8. Skep die mengsel in die papierbakkies – maak hulle driekwart vol. 9. Bak dadelik 20 minute, tot gerys en goudbruin. Haal uit panne en laat op droograk afkoel.

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Wenke Die kolwyntjies hou tot 3dae in ‘n lugdigte houer in die yskas. As jy nie papierbakkies wil gebruik nie, smeer eenvouding die kolwyntjie panne en die holtes met papierhanddoek wat in olie gedoop is of gebruik “Cook ‘n Spray” om te voorkom dat die deeg vaskleef. Die kolwyntjies is ‘n bederfie, hulle moet nie elke dag geëet word nie. Die kolwyntjies is baie laer in vet, as enige gekoopte kolwyntjies. Volgehoue Energie vir Kinders...geskryf deur 3 Dieetkundiges . . . baie lekker en oulik . . . met ‘n Lae GI.


Parow / Brackenfell

• Childcare for babies from 0 months up to Grade 5 learners • Qualified full time supervision • 06:30 – 18:00 • Balanced breakfast, lunch & snacks • Weekly themes & educational activities • Security with electronic safety gates • Transport to and from schools as well as homes

Kidz Academy Babies, Pre-school And Aftercare Centre 106 Gardiner Street, Parow Tel: 021 939 8939 • 076 474 6365 92 Jakaranda Street, Brackenfell Tel: 021 981 6743 • 082 824 2676 info@kidzacademy.co.za • www.kidzacademy.co.za www.connectingkidz.co.za

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Kuilsriver / Brackenfell / Kraaifontein

Nursery School & After Care Centre Kuils River » 084 503 9550  patrysies@telkomsa.net

• Babycare • Nursery school • Aftercare • Transport

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“Motherhood is about raising and celebrating the child you have, not the child you thought you would have. It’s about understanding that he is exactly the person he is supposed to be. And that, if you’re lucky, he just might be the teacher who turns you into the person you are supposed to be.” - Joan Ryan

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Durbanville

Nursery School and Activity Centre 12 Twist Street, Rosenpark 021-914 2690 andrea@rosencastle.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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Durbanville

Angels Explained By Children… When an angel gets mad, he takes a deep breath and counts to ten.  And when he lets out his breath again, somewhere there’s a tornado. Reagan age 10 34

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Durbanville / Goedemoed

021 975 4831

2 Kapokberg Cresent, The Crest, Durbanville Toddlers: 18 months – 3 years • Pre-Primary: 3 – 6 years Primary classes: 6 – 9 years & 9 – 12/13 years Aftercare / Holidaycare until 6pm “There can be no freedom without discipline and no true discipline without freedom” Dr. Maria Montessori

Mother: George, why does your geography exam have a big zero over it? George: It is not a zero, mom. The teacher ran out of stars, so she gave me a moon instead! www.connectingkidz.co.za

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Monte Vista / Richwood

Clever ideas . . . Why didn’t I think of that?

Pump up the volume by placing your iPhone/iPod in a bowl – the concave shape amplifies the music.  

A tip for holiday packing. Store shoes inside shower caps to stop dirty soles rubbing on your clothes. And you can find them in just about every hotel! Overhaul your linen cupboard – store bed linen sets inside one of their own pillowcases and there will be no more hunting through piles for a match.

Re-use a wet-wipes container to store plastic bags.

TELEPHONE : 021 558 9232 • 076 845 2369 (Bev) Cnr Midwood and Richwood Roads, Richwood

Near to Bothasig / near to Edgemead / Approx 7 minutes drive from Table View side Approx 12 minutes drive from Durbanville side  / (if you live in Durbanville and work in Tableview, Milnerton, Century City, Town, or beyond - the school is on your way on the back wine road - with a major highway interchange close by)

HOURS: from 06h30 to 18h00 daily Monday to Friday (we offer a half day option or full day option) TERMS: the school remains open all year round and only closes for part of Dec/Jan AGES: 5 months to 6 years SERVICES: Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy on site / many extra mural activities for the little one’s to enjoy within school time STAFF: Qualified and Experienced Staff (All baby and Toddler classes have two teachers per class) / each class group receives the best attention THE SCHOOL : Spacious secure premises • Weekly themes with fun activities • 4 playgrounds ENROLLMENTS FOR 2013 NOW OPEN 36

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Bothasig / Milnerton

EVE’S SHOE EDUCARE (est. 1980)

A Happy Homely Atmosphere with Room for Everyone! 325 Koeberg Road, Rugby (Near Milnerton) • PRE-PRIMARY SCHOOL INCLUDING GRADE R • CRÈCHE • AFTERCARE/HOLIDAY CARE Registered with the Department of Education and the Department of Social Development We have: n Superb crèche facilities for babies and children from 1 month – 3 years. n An excellent pre-primary school, including Gr R, for children from 4 years to 6 years. n 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 n Hours: 06h30 – 18h00 For further information visit our website at

www.eveshoeeducare.co.za

Telephone now to view. Tel 021-511 5231 E-mail: info@eveshoeeducare.co.za  www.connectingkidz.co.za/eveshoeeducare.htm

What a child needs is: YOU – a caring parent, teacher or caregiver Because YOU shape the future Physical play grows a healthy body Between 0-2 years, play is focussed on “discovering my body and what I can do”. The child needs: Safety from danger A balanced diet Movement Space to explore

Movement Water Enough sleep Movement

Emotional play creates feelings of being loved and special Between 18 months – 3 years, playing is alongside others (parallel) repeating the same games and stories over and over. Give the child: Lots of hugs and eye contact Time to talk and ask questions Many different experiences

Praise Discipline Opportunities to succeed

Social play helps a child feel “I belong” For the 3-6 year olds, play fantasy games and copy others talk to friends in groups. The child needs to learn: Wait Share Taking responsibility – do jobs Talk to others Play and work with others Honesty and respect Mental play develops thinking and problem solving Between 5-11 years, playing involves skills games with rules and needs: Adventures and outings Order Challenges and competitions To make own plans Discuss things and experiences Independence Activities to show they know shapes, numbers, colours, time, position in space, music, science and to take care of self. Compliments of Melodie de Jager – Prevent future problems do Babygym

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Table View

“Pausing to listen to an airplane in the sky, stopping to watch a ladybug on a plant, sitting on a rock to watch the waves crash over the quayside – children have their own agendas and timescales. As they find out more about their world and their place in it; they work hard not to let adults hurry them. We need to hear their voices.” – Cathy Nutbrown 38

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Table View / Blouberg

Angels Explained By Children… My guardian angel helps me with math, but he’s not much good for science. Henry age 8 www.connectingkidz.co.za

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Claremont / Sybrand Park / Plumstead / Bergvliet

“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.� ~ unknown www.connectingkidz.co.za

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Diep River / Meadowridge / Tokai / Noordhoek

More Clever ideas Win friends at breakfast with this heart-shaped egg tutorial. Aww shucks!

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Discipline vs Diet sensory problem. These problems have to be dealt with through Occupational Therapists that specialize in Sensory Integration. This is not a discipline first approach.

Discipline vs Diet In my work as international parenting coach, I have found that the concerns from parents are quite universal. What parents do not seem to realize is that children do not have the wisdom to understand the connection between health and wellness. They want, what they want, and they want it NOW! As parents we have far more wisdom than they have and we have to keep the bigger picture in mind. You cannot give a child a choice when they do not understand the full implications of the choice. Children need age appropriate choices like, ‘We are having eggs for breakfast. Would you like scrambled or boiled?’ or ‘Would you like your oats with cinnamon or without?’ Children do not know, like adults, that what you eat as a child lays a foundation for a healthy future. Good eating habits are established from a young age. From sitting at the table (with good manners!) to learning to eat a variety of foods because your body needs the nutrients from many sources, not just 2 minute noodles, bread and yoghurt. What you put in your mouth affects your mood, health and overall feeling of wellness. As co-author of ‘Raising Happy Healthy Children’ (Struik Christian Media) written in conjunction with Clinical Nutritionist, Sally-Ann Creed I have learned that disciplining a child when you feed them junk is impossible. I have seen many families with problems like sleeping, eating and tantrums. I have a two-fold approach: Discipline and diet! If your child has been a picky eater since transitioning from pureed foods to bitty foods, it could well be a

However, if your child has not had these problems and has developed into a picky eater, it could be discipline related. Firm boundaries need to be put into place. The choices clear; lunch/supper/snack etc. – ‘You do not have to eat it. But there is nothing else until the next meal’. No child that has been offered food has EVER died of hunger! If you are trying a new or ‘I don’t like it’ food, then place two bites of this on the plate with the instruction ‘You only have to take one bite, then you can have the rest of your food.’ How can you say you do not like peas, if you have never tasted peas?? So, one bite is the minimum requirement. Never place too much focus on the food, force feed or show your anxiety. Your child will sense this and hold you hostage. If you have a slow eater, ignore this while you chat and eat your meal. Then, remind him that the mealtime is almost over. Set an alarm for another 5 minutes and remind him calmly that when the bell rings, the plates will be taken away. Meal times should be a fun. Relax, chat and show by example that healthy eating creates happy healthy people. Screen time can be a wonderful babysitter but has its limitations. Chill time means, ‘Go play in your room till I call you’. It’s not a punishment; it’s a fun time alone in the bedroom or playroom. That is why time out should not be in the bedroom. This can be used successfully any time mom and/or dad needs it. Raising children is not an easy task. As Dr James Dobson says: ‘Parenting is not for Cowards’. However it is the most rewarding job with long term benefits when taken on correctly. And remember being a good parent helps you in the long run because after all, your children are the ones that choose your old age home!

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