16th Nov 2020
When to start Potty Training

Potty Training: When to Start & What to Do

When it comes to parenting advice, potty training is one of the most searched topics on the Internet. The reason is that most parents wonder how on earth their little one will transition from the ease of disposable nappies. In […]
22nd Jun 2020
We’re Reimagining Education, Will You Join Us

We’re reimagining education, will you join us

CONTRIBUTOR: Meg Faure Occupational Therapist, Co-Founder of Play Sense, Author of Sense Series (June 2020) <p class=”firstparagraph”>Dear parents, The human imagination is our greatest ally and secret weapon. It is the root of innovation and survival in many ways, creating […]
8th Jun 2020
Play as a Panacea

Play as a panacea

CONTRIBUTOR: Lara Schoenfeld Occupational Therapist, Co-Founder of Play Sense, Founder of Nanny ‘n Me (June 2020) Many educators and parents would agree that play = learning. But during the coronavirus crisis, I think it is crucial to address how enabling […]
29th Jan 2020

“I do it myself!”

CONTRIBUTOR: Jana Vos Play Sense, Parktown North/Parkhurst, Johannesburg (August 2019)   The importance of allowing toddlers to do things independently Not long after a toddler starts talking – whether it’s in understandable words or whether it takes a while to […]
19th Jul 2019

The Importance of Supporting Relationships and Attachment in the Early Years

WRITTEN BY: Antoinette Horrell We are born to connect. As human beings we are relational, and we need biological, emotional and psychological connection with others. We learn how to connect and create the patterns we form during our infancy and […]
4th Jun 2018

Observational Learning

CONTRIBUTOR: Jessica Coleman (BAppSocSci) Child Counsellor & Play Sense Teacher (Constantia)   Observational Learning is exactly what it sounds like; learning through an observation of someone else performing a task… and your toddler is doing it right now! As your toddler […]
19th May 2018
Play for the Future

Play for the Future

Looking into a crystal ball, would be great to see the jobs of the future. And what would these be? The only real clues we have is that those jobs are unlikely to be ones that can be automated – […]
26th Apr 2018

Biting

We are often asked about what to do about a little one who is biting frequently. It is usually the parent of the biter who flags it because there is nothing worse than feeling like your little one is being […]
20th Jun 2017
Healthy Snack Recipes

Healthy Snack Recipes

Snack time is an important part of the Play Sense day, because we believe that not only do little ones eat better when sharing a ‘meal’ together, but also benefit socially. It is recommended that unless there are allergies to […]
25th Jan 2017

Technology and Tots

Embracing technology is essential in this day and age and I am certainly pro having kids learn to use technology in education. The question is “at what age should encourage our little ones to engage with screens? Because babies engage […]
25th Jan 2017

Toddler Sense

As much fun as toddlers are and as cute as they can be, toddlers have a really bad reputation and almost every mum approaches the toddler years with fear and trepidation. How bad will the ‘terrible twos’ be and when […]
25th Jan 2017
Sleep: Toddler Boundaries

Sleep: Toddler Boundaries

Whether you battled your way through sleep deprivation in the first year of your baby’s life or if you were gifted with a little one who slept through early, you may well be in for a turbulent time in the […]
25th Jan 2017

Managing Temper Tantrums

There are few parenting moments that are more embarrassing than the veritable toddler temper tantrum in the isle of your local supermarket. As your toddler throws himself down, screeching and banging his head you know that every on-looker is judging […]