Fun and Screen-Free Summer Activities for Toddlers

Fun and Screen-Free Summer Activities for Toddlers

We're excited that Summer has arrived in SA. We are a nation built for heat. Parents often face the challenge of keeping their little ones occupied and engaged without resorting to screen time. While technology has its place, toddlers need to experience the wonders of...

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South African Kiddos’ Favourite Activities

South African Kiddos’ Favourite Activities

MamaMagic recently polled our community of parents on what types of activities their children love to participate in. Outdoor play was far more popular than indoor, with the vast majority of kids choosing the garden over the indoor playroom. Creating won over reading....

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How to nurture imaginary play?

How to nurture imaginary play?

Because children learn through imaginary play, it’s important to encourage this kind of play, writes Dr Jo-Marie Bothma, clinical psychologist and play therapist. There are two words that can open up all kinds of worlds for your children: “Just pretend ...” With those...

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Should my toddler exercise?

Should my toddler exercise?

An exercise programme? For toddlers? It’s not so much about formal exercise as getting your kids active from the start, writes fitness expert Potso Mpandawana. You are probably thinking … should my toddler exercise? They are only two years old! That surely can’t be...

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Top types of brain-boosting toys for toddlers

Top types of brain-boosting toys for toddlers

There’s a dizzying array of toys out there for your children. Occupational therapist and mom Tasha-Leigh Williams gives advice on what toys will help to boost your toddler’s brain development. Play is a massive and important part of our children’s lives, which is why...

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