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Our NEW LOOK data base websites have been launched. Fast to upload, easy browsing and very informative. With the majority of the visitors returning to the sites on a regular basis. Visit any one of the following 5 web sites: www.connectingkidz.co.za; www.rainbowkids.co.za; www.mychoices.co.za; www.choicemedia.co.za and www.connectingkids.co.za On our websites we not only offer you a directory of educational facilities and service providers but, we endeavour to source and provide articles that would be helpful to you as a parent and family.

All our articles are written by reputable specialists. The articles are not all kiddie related. We cover the health and wellness of the family as a unit and much more!. Please visit our websites regularly as we publish new content a weekly basis. Look out for a very exciting series we have lined up about obesity and healthy eating. Should you be interested in receiving our monthly newsletter regarding our interesting articles please visit www.connectingkidz.co.za and join us by following the newsletter link. Calling all Specialists!!!! Are you passionate about your field? Feel free to submit any relevant articles to publish on our web site. Contact us on marketing@choicemedia.co.za or 021 556 2720 (office hours) We look forward to your feedback

Pieter & Nicky Smit

Interesting & Fun Places to take the family: Secluded Sandy Beaches

Beta Beach - 10 minutes’ drive from the city centre, this beach has big boulders, which makes it great for swimming as well as sun-bathing. Oudekraal - right next door to Beta Beach. Protected cover at the bottom of a steep set of stairs, which is surrounded by milkwood trees. Smitswinkelbaai - in the direction of Cape Point, keep a lookout for a tiny graveled parking area by the side of the road between Simon’s Town and the Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve. The calm water makes for great snorkeling. Tietiesbaai - about 2 hours’ drive from town, situated in the Cape Columbine Reserve on the West Coast. Die Oog Bird Sanctuary Where: Corner of Lakewood and Midwood Avenues, Bergvliet Opening hours: every day during daylight hours Dip in an Ocean Pool Address: The Pavilion, Beach Rd, St James, False Bay Opening hours: Always open South African Air Force Museum Where: South African Air Force Museum, Ysterplaat Air Force Base, Ysterplaat, Blaauwberg Visit Groot Constantia Where: Groot Constantia, Constantia Valley Opening hours: 7 days a week, including public holidays. Closed on Good Friday, Christmas Day and 1st of January Smell the Roses Durban Rd, Durbanville Opening hours: Daily, sunrise to sunset Watch Penguins Play Where: Clearly signposted from R44 Clarence Drive, Betty’s Bay, Cape Overberg. Opening hours: Daylight - By arrangement.

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CONTENTS Inside front Plastics for Africa

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Training & Tuition

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From the Editor

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Therapist

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Casting Agency

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Educational Services

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Photographer / Suppliers

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Specialists

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Suppliers

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Clinics / Pharmacies

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Parenting Coach

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Photographer

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Mother & Child

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Party & Play

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Extramural

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Party & Play

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Specialised Services

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Supplier

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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“When planning for a year, plant corn. When planning for a decade, plant trees. When planning for life, train and educate people.” Chinese Proverbs quotes 4

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Parenting Coach

Building character in children

It is the vehicle that helps to steer us through situations and is developed mainly through relationships.

Consider character traits like, integrity, honesty, punctuality, good manners, and patience. Don’t we all want our children to grow up having these characteristics?

Lead by example Most importantly, children need to see character traits modelled in their parents. It is the parent’s duty to teach and re-teach these characteristics.

How do we as parents accomplish this? Integrity, honesty, punctuality and patience are all traits, regardless of temperament or birth order, that need to be instilled in children from a young age. They do not just appear out of nowhere. If these traits have not been developed at a young age, through exposure and example, how can you expect it to be present in your child as an adult? Character is all about WHO and WHAT you are and how you RESPOND or REACT when no one is watching. It’s what you do when you know you won’t be getting recognition or acknowledgement. Character through obstacles As parents we often shelter or protect our children from obstacles or challenges, wanting to make life as easy as possible. Yet facing obstacles in life develops character. It affects your behaviour, how you respond in different situations and your attitude towards people around you.

Good morals are caught not taught! Parents model honesty and provide children with a safe environment to be vulnerable. You could be raising the next president! What qualities would he/she need to fulfil that role? What can you do to help prepare your child for life’s pressures and challenges? For character to change, the following cycle needs to happen: a. Ah-ha: This is an awareness that something needs to change b. Think: Time needs to be spent processing the awareness c. Decide: a decision taken to make a change d. Action: an action plan put into place e. Repeat: doing the new action over and over f. Habit: this repetition of experience develops character When you have developed the awareness, most parents often want to affect the changes immediately, but remember the process starts at A, not at D. Good Luck!

Andalene Salvesen

WIN • WIN • WIN . . . A copy of Andalene’s Book and a CD of your choice Answer the question below and e-mail your answer to marketing@monsterstomunchkins.co.za Question: Are good morals caught or taught ?

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

Van doeke tot boeke / From baby to ABC 6 months – 4 years I develop – from wearing nappies to reading books! WOW!

• Communication and Language development • Physical development • Emotional development (I am cute, unique & special) • Therapy – Sensoric, Motoric & Perceptual • Songs – Rhyme & Rhythm • Interaction – Socialising • Selfconfidence – I can!

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Specialised Services / Training & Tuition

Why is it important to know First Aid?

It is important to know First Aid so that you can be a help to yourself or others that may be injured. The chances of someone recovering more easily, or even surviving an accident or injury can be greatly improved if someone immediately uses first aid knowledge to help assist them.

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Therapist / Educational

Tina Cowley Reading Centre Readers are Achievers / Lesers is Presteerders

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Marietjie Taljaard Windhoekslot 4, Arauna, Brackenfell 021 982 4957 • 082 749 9524 Ottilie de Kock 12 Jamieson Street, Table View 021 556 3771 • 084 517 6809

Kids are little people with big needs

Remember, you play the biggest role in your child’s life. You can help your children learn healthy eating and physical activity habits that they can follow for the rest of their lives.Make sure your child eats breakfast. Breakfast provides children with the energy they need to listen and learn in school. Offer your child a wide variety of foods, such as grains, vegetables and fruits, low-fat dairy products, and lean meat or beans. Talk with your health care provider if you are concerned about your child’s eating habits or weight. Tel/Fax: 021 556 2720 • info@connectingkidz.co.za • www.connectingkidz.co.za

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Photographer / Party & Play

How can Mom and Dad influence little one’s from living healthy?”

Parents have an effect on children’s physical activity habits as well. You can set a good example by going for a walk or bike ride after dinner instead of watching TV. Playing ball or jumping rope with your children shows them that being active is fun. With many parents working outside the home, child care providers also help shape children’s eating and activity habits. Make sure your child care provider offers wellbalanced meals and snacks, as well as plenty of active play time.

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What did one candle say to the other? “Don’t birthdays burn you up?”

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Supplier

ZEAL FOR LIFE® - In celebration of Health Awareness Month Health is defined as being a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not just the absence of disease or illness. Perhaps you go to gym 5 days a week, but socially you lock yourself away behind closed doors the rest of the time. You may eat your 5 servings of fruit and veggies daily, but are you avoiding preservatives and caffeine? Or are you one of those people who socially burns yourself out with so much to do and so little time to do it in, that you are suffering from mental exhaustion? What better time than Healthy Lifestyle Awareness month during the month of February for you to decide whether or not your lifestyle is actually a picture of good health or just an illusion of a busy lifestyle. If zeal means to have energy and enthusiasm for a cause or objective, then you can deduce that Zeal for Life® is to lead a healthy and positive life despite circumstances which may sometimes threaten to pull you down. Living a healthy lifestyle shouldn’t be seen as something impossible to do. In this day in age, you are well aware of the many challenges which you are up against when trying to raise your family as healthy in body, mind and spirit, but Zeal for Life® needs to be nurtured as a way of life.

Our lifestyle today is affecting our health not only in body, but also in mind. According to SADAG (The South African Depression and Anxiety Group of South Africa) Statistics show that more than 5 000 South Africans, many of them as young as 10, will kill themselves before the end of this year if current trends continue. In addition, 9% of all teenage deaths in the country are suicides. Zeal for Life® is a lifestyle that reflects the attitudes and values of positive people who are not willing to buy-in to the negativity and unhealthy living options we are faced with. Faced with the choice, surely you would opt for a positive life that leaves you strong and resilient and able to face the world head-on! Your lifestyle reflects the way you see yourself internally. It is directly linked to your self- image. When you treat your body with disrespect through smoking cigarettes, drinking alcohol excessively, binging on junk food and leading a sedentary lifestyle it reflects that you don’t respect yourself enough to take care of yourself. To bring public awareness about the increased risk factors of modern lifestyle diseases today, due to our modern lifestyle, 19th February is observed as Healthy Lifestyle Awareness Day. Visit www.equalzeal.com for details of ways in which we can assist you and your family with the building blocks for a positive life. Courtesy of EQual Zeal® Blouberg

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