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When School Science is Real Science with Cape Citizen Science…

October 30th, 2017 · 2 Comments

Inspiring kids with real live science in the great outdoors, has been the way for us to introduce practical and experimental science into our school this year. It is fun, it is rigorous and teaches them all the good things about doing experiments with the necessary care and correct documentation. Science experiments are always brilliant […]

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Se7en’s Spring Tide Beach CleanUp With the Beach Co-Operative…

October 16th, 2017 · 8 Comments

This past year we have been joining the Beach Co-operative for a monthly beach cleanup at Muizenberg corner. Their mission is: “Our mission is to engage with single use plastics at all points of its supply chain: remove it from the beach, refuse it when making purchases, work with brands and companies who want to […]

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Se7en Fabulous Resources for Making Math Fun…

October 29th, 2016 · 5 Comments

I have been pondering how we actually get math done around here, which can be fairly far from what I intend math to look like. I’m old school, look at a couple of problems everyday, stretch your brain a little and then move on. My kids, not so much… they don’t love math, they definitely […]

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Introducing the Kidz on the Move Programme at the Sport Science Institute…

September 29th, 2016 · 2 Comments

I recently attended a talk at the Sport Science Institute of SA, a place that our kids totally loved visiting. The talk was part of their new initiative, The Kidz on the Move Programme, a programme to get the kids of Cape Town moving. They have begun a series of talks for interested parents, who […]

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Se7en Learn About Frogs and Frogging with the Young Explorers App…

July 22nd, 2016 · 3 Comments

It just so happens that, even though we experienced a severe drought this past summer, almost every hike we have been on takes us past a damp patch of ground and the song of frogs runs loud and clear. They may make a lot of noise but they can be really are hard to spot, […]

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Se7en + 1 Tips for Creating Nature NoteBooks With Kids…

May 20th, 2016 · 14 Comments

From time to time I post a snippet of our kids’ nature journals on instagram… and inevitably folk ask us to write a post on nature note booking with kids. Honestly… it is the easiest thing in the world and is a lovely way to create a sweet and lasting memento of their drawing through […]

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Se7en + 1 Fun Ways to Get to Know the Periodic Table, and it’s a GiveAway…

April 15th, 2016 · 14 Comments

I cannot believe that it is possible to go through your entire education without at some stage meeting up with the elements on the Periodic Table. For some it might seem like a completely pointless exercise, but apart from the obvious reason that some sort of “element question” appears in every kind of quiz game… […]

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