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Green Point Park

Green Point park

Saturday I had a stunning picnic with some of the girls from Sweet and Soutie.  Sweet and Soutie is a wonderful initiative to meet other creative souls and to mingle….

Please see their website : http://sweetandsoutie.blogspot.com

Here is the “ABOUT US” part on their site:

“A little bit of this and a little bit of that, with a spoon full of sugar to help the creative juices go down sweet & soutie brings like minded creative people together to meet, chat and eat”.

BUT this is not what my story is all about this picnic gave me the change to experience the new Green Point park – and if you live in Cape Town you need to make time and bring your children for a visit.

The park is neat and safe and super nice with new and unusual play stuff for the kids!

 There is also loads of interesting lessons about nature etc and my children love the footprints and education about the different animals.

Please do yourself a favour and visit this park! Dit is regtig fantasties en sal jou kinders vir ure besig hou!

More info from the Cape Town Kids site: http://www.capetownkids.co.za/listings/entry/green-point-park

New addition to the Green Point area – perfect for a family outing with scooters, bikes and picnic baskets.

 The area around the Cape Town Stadium has been successfully transformed into a public park, inviting Capetonians to explore, be active and learn about biodiversity. The park has wide paved paths that allow for both pedestrians and children on bikes to navigate safely around each other, and there are little ‘islands’ with shady trees and a variety of structures to rest on or have a picnic. The toilet facilities are kept clean and there are friendly guards guiding activity (we were asked very politely to not let our children climb a tree, explaining to them that it is still growing) and answering questions. Educational pockets encourage visitors of all ages to look around – there are footprints in the ground and information boards to guide you around the biodiversity gardens – and all in all this park has the potential to become a new favourite among local and visiting families.

Features
Pram Friendly
Toilet Facilities
Wheelchair Accessable
Outdoors

Below a picture of me – could not resist!

Love

Sandra

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Superheroes & kinders:

Ek het ‘n ding vir Superheroes…en ek is mal daaroor as klein seuntjies ‘n handdoek om hulle nekke bind en dan hulle verbeelding vrye teuels gee.

Ewe skielik het hulle ekstra supersoniese kragte.  My seuntjie is so ‘n kind wat in sy eie werêld kan wegraak en in die huis rondhardloop met sy Superhero gedaantes.

Net soos die KFV advertensie! Elke dag ‘n ander karakter!

Ek is mal daaroor!  Dit bou selfvertroue en maak hulle kreatiewe, vindingryke klein mensies!

Ek moes so baie vir my seuntjie handdoeke met haakspelde vasgemaak het dat ons, ons eie reeks SUPERHERO CAPES ontwerp en gemaak het.

Al ons capes word spesiaal gemaak volgens elke kind se eie unike behoeftes – en alhoewel ons ontwerpe op ons website het – kan enige tipe ontwerp gemaak word!

Van ons ontwerpe
 

En kyk net hierdie oulike stokkielekker Superhero idee!

Superhero stokkielekkers

Superhero template

Om die templaat af te laai~ kliek hier of loer hierhttp://zakkalife.blogspot.com/2011/02/new-superhero-lollipop-templates.html Geniet die Superheroes in julle lewe!SandraXXX

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Mother Otter with her little baby

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Hallo all, I wish you all a wonderful weekend with some precious time with your kids.

Ek het een van daardie weke gehad, wat die ure net te min was in elke dag en ek elke aand wens ek het meer gedoen…of ek kon meer gedoen het!

Ek weet daar is baie mamma’s en pappa’s wat wens dat ‘n mens jou lewe meer gebalanseerd kan lewe!

Hier is net ‘n kort opsomming van my week…

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Liefie dag…..

Liefie dag of Valentine’s day….’n dag om vir almal te wys jy gee om en jy is lief vir hulle…’n paar idee’s van Kinderdafe…with love of cause! XXXXXX

1. My own felt hearts- receive one free with any Kindersafe order in February.

2. Hand prints Valentine’s card ~ from http://meetthedubiens.blogspot.com

3. Butterfly – lollipos = love the little stick-on eyes! – from http://www.skiptomylou.org/2009/02/03/printable-valentines/

4. Would love  to try and makes this one day…http://sweetpaul.typepad.com/

1. Heart shaped rocks in my office.

2. Little Woolies hearts for my children lunch boxes on Valentine’s day.

3. My own handmade felt love birds.

4.  Our two day old ginger baby cat.

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Source: Sweet Paul blog

Source: Sweet Paul Blog

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Our topic this month is BULLIES – and while deciding which safety tip to give you this week -I had a little personal crisis with my nine year old daugther at her new school today.

She loves her new school but one boy in her class is calling her names and with his actions/words are really hurting her.

Wat sê mens vir jou kind?? Ek gaan  ASAP met die juffrou praat  dat sy vir Mia op ‘n ander plek in die klas plaas en ek het mooi met Mia gepraat oor wat die beste plan van aksie is.

Ek kom ook toe af op Kidpower(www.kidpower.org)  se Bullies tips – en een het my regtig opgeval- omdat dit geld vir haar en vir my! Lees bietjie….

Filtering hurtful words.

Mean words are like trash. If we take them in our bodies, we can feel bad. Help kids imagine catching mean words so they don’t go inside.

We can throw the mean words away. The idea of a screen around their hearts and minds often helps older kids let in the words that help them grow, learn, and have fun while keeping

 out the words that break them down.

And then I discovered another excellent blog and exercise that you can do with your kids:

Talking to your Child about Hatred and Prejudice

When life hands you a lemon, peel it
We often think that teaching our children about Diversity is a long and difficult task. However as the following exercise shows, it can be as simple as peeling a lemon:
Gather a group of young children and give them lemons, one lemon for each child. Tell them to `get to know your lemon.” The children will examine their lemons-smell them, touch them, throw them in the air, and roll them around. After a few minutes, take the lemons back and collect them in a big basket. Next, ask the children to find their lemons from among the bunch. Remarkably, most recognize their lemons at once. Some will even get protective of them.
Next, ask the children to describe how they recognized their lemons. The responses are always varied. “My lemon was a big lemon,” one might say. “My lemon was a perfect lemon,” says another. And another, “My lemon had dents and bruises.” This launches the discussion about how people are like that-different sizes, different shapes, different shades of color, different “dents and bruises.”
After exploring those ideas, collect the lemons again. This time, peel the lemons and return them to the basket without their protective skin. Now tell the children to again find their lemon. Presented with this quandary, the children’s reactions are always precious. “But the lemons all look the same!” they’ll exclaim. This opens the door to a discussion of how people, much like the lemons, are pretty much the same on the inside.
While it may take only 15 minutes and a bowl of lemons to teach young children about diversity, it takes a conscious effort and a lifetime of attention to ensure that lesson is remembered. As parents and teachers, we must provide that commitment.

http://dipasnotebook.weebly.com/

Sterkte vir die res van die skool week!

Sandra

XXX

When life hands you lemons

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