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More than just an Art Shop

Posted on May 5, 2017

Promoting the benefits of art for children

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Tools for Success

Posted on May 5, 2017

Developing emotional intelligence from a young age

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“Are we there yet?”

Posted on May 4, 2017

Easter Holiday Road Trip Hacks to make the journey part of the fun

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Coffee & kids

Posted on Dec 30, 2016

Coffee shop & party venue in Lorraine is the perfect place to enjoy good food while the kids are entertained. Coffee & Kids Company is the brainchild of Monique Biddulph. As a qualifed foundation phase teacher and mom of three, Monique has always...

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Kids Rule at the 2016 Kids and Baby Expo

Posted on Sep 29, 2016

This year, the popular Herald First Choice Kids & Baby Expo is ensuring that kids rule! Plenty of children’s entertainment is planned alongside a quality exhibition of the best products and services available to parents in Port Elizabeth.

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Chunky knitting guide: get knitting this winter

Posted on Jun 24, 2016

Winter has set in: why not embark on a creative project that will result in something warm and cosy? Can’t knit? No problem. Knitting with chunky wool and oversized needles is the best way to learn. Your project will take shape quickly and...

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Interview

Getting fit after Pregnancy - an interview with fitness expert Caileigh Stap

Posted on Mar 14, 2016

The first few months of your new baby’s life can be the most challenging, yet incredible time for a mother. With new responsibilities and more to schedule into a 24 hour window, fitness and nutrition is not always a top priority.

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Choosing a Family Pet

Posted on Mar 14, 2016

Choosing a family pet can be a big life-changing decision, and not only for the new furbaby entering your lives. We took the time to chat to the team at So Adoptable about the importance of adopting your new family member from an animal shelter.

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Christmas with Heart - make your own Christmas Heart

Posted on Dec 1, 2015

Is there anything better than receiving a handmade gift? Even if it is just something small, the fact that someone has gone to the trouble of making something for me, always makes me smile.

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Creative classes for children at Peace@Heart in Walmer

Posted on Dec 1, 2015

A great way to entertain the kids these holidays is to take advantage of the arts and crafts classes on offer at “Peace” of Art at the Peace@Heart Creative Village in Main Road Walmer.

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Holiday season movie line up

Posted on Dec 1, 2015

Enjoy an outing to the movies with your children during the holidays. Here’s a roundup of the new releases you can expect from Ster Kinekor over December.

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FirstBIKE balance bikes now available in South Africa

Posted on Nov 30, 2015

FirstBIKE® is a new internationally acclaimed balance bike designed specifically for children between 2-5 years old. These awesome bikes are available from www.firstbikeafrica.co.za and would make the perfect Christmas present for young children...

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Affordable family getaway close to Port Elizabeth

Posted on Nov 26, 2015

If you are looking for an affordable family holiday destination within a reasonable driving distance from Port Elizabeth, then you should consider Grootnek Guest Farm situated in the scenic Langkloof Valley along the Cape Route 62 just beyond...

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Events and activities for children in Port Elizabeth over the festive season

Posted on Nov 26, 2015

The school year will be coming to an end soon and your children are no doubt looking forward to their summer holidays. If you will be sticking around in Port Elizabeth for the festive season, here is a roundup of some family-friendly events and...

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Spring has Sprung!

Posted on Sep 1, 2015

Spring day may be a bit wet this year, but it seems the sun is saving up for the weekend ahead.

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Activities for your 3 year old

Posted on Aug 17, 2015

As a preschooler, as many as half will have an imaginary friend, so don’t be surprised if you’re asked to place an extra place at the dinner table. These ‘phantoms’ don't mean your child is lonely or unstable. In fact, children with imaginary...

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Activities for your 2 year old

Posted on Jun 25, 2015

A child this age wears their heart on their sleeve (and voice, fists, stamping feet, and crocodile tears). Most obvious as a change you see of your child, is that you seldom have to guess their emotional state.

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Activities for your 12 month old

Posted on Apr 29, 2015

At this age, the way your baby plays may be changing. Now that they have perfected the art of picking up and manipulating small objects with their hands, they may be interested in more energetic play to strengthen arms and legs. But you still need...

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Port Elizabeth's First Artisan Food Fair

Posted on Apr 23, 2015

The Little Pages is excited about anything local that promotes family life, and so we are looking forward to the upcoming Valley Market, Port Elizabeth’s first local artisan food fair, scheduled for the first Saturday of every month.

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Activities for your 6 - 12 month old

Posted on Apr 16, 2015

For a child between the age of six and 12 months, their physical-motor development should see improved leg and foot strength, the child should be able to crawl forwards and backwards, and even turn around, and use their hands voluntarily and...

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Activities for your 3 month old baby

Posted on Apr 13, 2015

The early years of a child’s life are years of rapid development and change, so it’s important to provide a stimulating environment to help them grow and aid brain development.

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Things to do in Port Elizabeth over the Easter Weekend

Posted on Apr 2, 2015

It is school holidays, and the Easter Weekend is upon us- if you are fortunate enough to be in Port Elizabeth for the weekend, what are some of the fun activities available for you and your family?

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The 5 Minute Morning

Posted on Mar 30, 2015

When it comes to babies, it sometimes seems that whatever activity we choose, they lose interest after about 5 minutes. A day is made up of so many 5-minute periods, so how can we engage our babies and toddlers for longer, and turn those 5 minutes...

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How much time should I spend with my child each day stimulating them?

Posted on Mar 9, 2015

How much time a parent should spend with their child is age specific. But it is important to remember that the early years of a child’s life are years or rapid development and change. And, it’s because of this that it is important to understand...

Article By: Dr Lauren Stretch