Ideas using Egg Boxes
Most families eat eggs and don’t give the container a second glance.
Who will tell the child that we call 6 eggs, a half dozen and 12 a dozen?
When we use the boxes together with a variety of objects such as buttons, smarties, popcorn, straws cut into different lengths, etc. we can play many different games.
RCL Foods holds a positive parenting course
MALALANE - RCL Foods and the Do More Foundation facilitated a positive parenting workshop for RCL Foods Sugar employees last week.
Two years ago RCL Foods launched their own non-profit organisation, the Do More Foundation, to enable a broader group of stakeholders to get involved in their key CSI initiatives.
My 2020 wish and note to self
I wish you a magnificent 2020. May it be your best year ever. May it be filled with good health and may we all give and receive an abundance of kindness, love and joy.
The story below is my reminder that the gift of life, is to share our gifts in a way that brings joy to many.
Much love and best wishes.
Tea4Kidz ECD workshop empowers teachers, volunteers and social workers in Stellenbosch
Research indicates that the early years of childhood form the basis of intelligence, personality, social behaviour, and the capacity to learn and nurture oneself as an adult. Understanding the importance of these foundation years for South African children, Tea4Kidz has been sponsoring Early Childhood Development (ECD) workshops, the most recent one taking place at the Jessie Keet ECD centre in Stellenbosch on Saturday, 26 October.
Joekels November Newsletter
Joekels, Tea4Kidz and Renee, collaborated to bring value, fun and learning to more than 220 parents and teachers in 2018.
The emphasis was on learning through play. Every attendee received a Tea4Kidz workbook with a pack of cards and useful information. Attendees learnt how to play card games to support and encourage learning, as well as many other practical tips and tools for the classroom and home.
The feedback received was very positive and our next workshop takes place on 30 January 2019 in Bergvliet.
Free Training for Parents and teachers
Hello Wonderful Parents,
In my last email I told you about …my new website and online program.
There’s a background story to the new website. After many years of seeing clients and running workshops, I began to feel a calling to reach thousands more parents and teach them how to help their extraordinary children step into their greatness.
What's Important Now!
Brain Development of Children from 0-6 years – Facts every parent should know
This comprehensive guide to the brain development of children from 0 to 6 years is packed with insightful tips and important facts every parent should know.
While the field of neuroscience is still growing rapidly, we already have a lot of good information that can help us understand our children’s early brain development. This article provides an overview of information that parents may find useful in understanding and raising their young children.
Born in Africa organization
What a delight to connect with the Born in Africa organization team in Plettenberg Bay in May.
They were enthusiastic and delighted with the ideas and set about sharing and putting the ideas into practice!
Knowledge + action = power to make a difference!
The Frank’s Heaven Kylemore Crèche and the Mirja Sachs Infant Care Centre
What a joy it is to be sharing and igniting a love of learning at this centre!
The period of early childhood sees the greatest brain growth and development (up to 90%) and provides the foundation for the achievement of individual potential. With this in mind we are investing in training and supporting the Kylemore educators in the Frank’s Heaven Kylemore Crèche and the Mirja Sachs Infant Care Centre in their important task of providing age appropriate learning through play activities for the different age groups.
Education Expert Shares Unique Way of Teaching
By Louise Carter
RENOWNED educational consultant Renee Lighton shared some of her creative, playful and innovative teaching techniques using simple and everyday recyclable household materials and a sequence of play activities, at a workshop for teachers and parents at the PAHS clubhouse last week.
Lighton is the author of several books, a speaker, qualified life coach, and trained Demartini.
News from India
The Power of the Sharing Circle
From: Karen Adams, Montrose Pre-Primary JHB, Grade R
The Power of the Sharing Circle
It’s Tuesday morning and our Grade R’s have been prepped for an exciting production to take place today in the Main School Hall.
Learners for learners
I would like to congratulate and share how Pinehurst Primary School learners in Pinelands are making a difference to learners who aren’t as fortunate.
Q&A with Renee Lighton
April 10, 2014 by Lauren
Renee didn’t come from an educated family but she was very much influenced by her Jewish friends in school. What has led her to where she is now, is the fact that she likes to touch people.
Before you can create Eco Friendly centerpieces, you have to understand the concept of Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. Let's take a look...
Mandela Day with Mhani Gingi
In the words of Nelson Mandela, “ There can be no keener revelation of a
society’s soul than the way it treats its children. Children are our greatest treasure. They are our future.”
Early Childhood Development has been globally recognised as a key factor in promoting successful, sustainable cognitive development, assisting each child to reach their highest potential.
Agapé Community Centres
When Agape asked me to workshop and share ideas on How to play with your child with the volunteers. I gratefully accepted as I truly consider it a privilege to be of service to these volunteers.
Agapé’s is a non-profit organization serving the entire Western Cape. Its primary aim is to train volunteers from the community to act as emergency/safe care and foster parents for children between 0 – 18 years who have been abused, abandoned and neglected.
Catalyst for Change!
I attended Renee Lighton's Workshop in Johannesburg in May this year. She shared literacy and numeracy ideas and the importance of listening and speaking and how that impacts on the quality of our thinking. She invited us to do news time in a different way.
NOTE to SELF
Below you will find one of my favourite messages from Neale Donald Walsch and definitely a NOTE TO SELF! I often get stuck in my thoughts, only to find I have spent 30 minutes running a story and all for nothing!
Connecting at the Women's Innovation Trade Fair
Read Holly Stiel's inspirational blog post on her trip to South Africa.
Thank you very much! it was an honour to connect with you.