One night we lay in bed in the dark during loadshedding. With limited light and no TV, we were telling stories we had made up. The Rainbow Boat was my story. South Africans understand what this means. For the rest of you: loadshedding is when the power is off. Areas of the country take turns […]
My child needs glasses. Now what?
It is a shock to find out that one’s small child can’t see properly. I somehow thought because children are still small their eyes should be very good. Well, actually I didn’t give it much thought at all. Until it happened. The trouble is, children don’t know what things should look like. Or, if their […]
Train your brain with jigsaw puzzles (Feva Foam)
Completing a jigsaw puzzle has a number of surprising benefits. As educational toys go, this seemingly simple activity rocks. How do I buy myself 10 minutes for make up and hair when things are going pear-shaped? Give the kids some puzzles. This brightly coloured mental challenge gives a great sense of accomplishment. Keeping the number […]
Equi-therapy: Therapy on horseback explained
Josie Adair is an equi-therapist. She kindly wrote this post to introduce equi-therapy to us and explain what it is about and how it works. My name is Josie Adair, I am a South African Therapeutic Horse Riding Association qualified equi-therapist. I am in my fifth year of teaching horse riding to children and adults […]