July Newsletter – Soccer world cup season

July Newsletter – Soccer world cup season Soccer world cup season and little bear has been wearing his soccer kit to watch games with papa bear. Still too young to understand what the game is about he lifts his hands with a loud YAY each time papa shouts for a goal. Have you been following…

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What’s Going On In Your Child’s Brain When You Read Them A Story? Parents, caregivers and teachers have options when it comes to story time. One can read a picture book, put on a cartoon, play an audio book.

What is happening inside young children’s brains in each of those situations. Some storytelling may be “too cold” for children, or “too hot.” And, some are “just right.” When children pay attention to the stories, what brain networks are likely to be influenced by the story. One is language, one is visual perception and the…

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Money bags – funmammasa

This month we recieved the money bag from Kids book club. As usual I was looking at ways that we can reuse the bag and still allow bear to learn whilst playing with his woodland money. Here some of the ideas we came up with: Shop If you *photocopy the Woodland money and set up…

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June Newsletter – Winter is here

June Newsletter Winter has finally arrived and with it Cape Town has received a torrent of rain. For us that means many more hours indoors. As the mamma bear of a toddler cub it also means digging out every and anything to keep him busy. So, as papa bear watched the Comrades this mamma bear…

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Rocco Fox saves the day in collaboration with funmammasa

Rocco Fox saves the day In the woodlands far away is a little grey fox. His name is Rocco. One day, the Forest King asked Rocco to go on an exciting adventure. Rocco was to cross the large mountains and deliver a very important message to the Wild tribe. The Wild tribe were a group…

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Create a bedtime routine where you read together every night

Create a bedtime routine where you read together every night Reading bedtime stories every night creates a routine that your child can get used to. By creating this routine where you read every night, it will help your child learn what to expect. Reading to your child in bed before they go to sleep can…

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