Happy Nelson Mandela Day!

Happy Madiba Day! “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” – Nelson Mandela ________________________________ 😃 #smileykids #smileykidsassociation #smileybabes #southafrica #pretoria #benoni #boksburg #centurion #bedfordview #germiston #roodepoort #springs #portelizabeth #kuruman #klerksdorp #rustenburg #kemptonpark #jeffreysbay #eldoradopark #edenvale #bloemfontein #weltevredenpark #gauteng #Preschool #Education #DayCare #EarlyLearning #nelsonmandela #nelsonmandeladay

Vitamins

VITAMINS: While the above nutrients are some of the most commonly discussed, they aren’t the only ones kids need. Children require some amount of every vitamin and mineral for proper growth and health, but exact amounts vary by age. Older children and teens need different amounts of nutrients than younger kids to support optimal health.

Babies & Pacifiers

Although it may seem like a harmless habit, pacifiers can cause a litany of health concerns in children, from malformed soft palates to tooth troubles later on. They can be a beneficial alternative to thumb sucking, but between the two, the ideal may be to introduce neither to your child if possible. Pacifiers offer temporary comfort toContinue reading “Babies & Pacifiers”

World Environment Day

Today is WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY Children are exploring and growing in their environment on a daily basis at Smiley Kids. Every June 5th is World Environment Day. On this day, communities and individuals around the world work to increase awareness of the importance of conserving the environment. At our school we do the same, andContinue reading “World Environment Day”

Are our children too clean?

The key is to find balance – we’ve got some do’s and don’ts listed for you that will be of help in development of immunity as well as avoiding infection: 1. Expose Your Child To Mud And Dirt Encourage exposure to dirt by allowing your baby to crawl on the ground in your house andContinue reading “Are our children too clean?”

How safe is paracetamol for children?

Most parents have given their children paracetamol at one time or another, yet paracetamol overdose is the leading cause of liver failure in children. So how safe is this commonly used medication and when should we give it to children? In fact, few parents wouldn’t have used this common medication to bring down a child’sContinue reading “How safe is paracetamol for children?”

If you blink, you’ll miss it!

Thanks for joining me! Smiley at your service! When you think of preschool, what do you envision? Are you afraid that your child is still too small to be placed in a structured environment? Does it scare you how they might cope with the separation? Well, don’t be. Preschool can only help your child. Children gainContinue reading “If you blink, you’ll miss it!”

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