Coming to you - 6 online training opportunities and 2 new book releases by Dr Melodie de Jager
Accredited short course developed by Dr Melodie de Jager
PLAY LEARN GROW workshops are fun, interactive learning sessions that will help to ensure that a baby’s early years do not just slip away – and with them the amazing opportunity to shape a little body, emotions and thought patterns.
In workshop 1 our focus is on LEARNING in the early years. We define What is learning and How do babies and toddlers learn. In workshop 2 we look at Developmental milestones and how they engineer a sturdy bridge to school readiness.
For whom? Parents, educators, therapists, and absolutely everyone else who is passionate about baby development!
Come PLAY with us! Come LEARN with us! Come GROW with us!
Earn CPD pointsSAMA members earn 6 CPD points, SACE members earn 10 CPD points. Duration is 6 hours. Cost is R1210 per person and includes Dr Melodie de Jager's book Play Learn Grow, valued at R305. What's more? Delegates also receive a certificate of completion!
Well timed, healthy snacks can even out hunger spikes and provide an energy boost between meals, without negatively impacting the essential daily nutrient intake of your child. Sweets and confectionery, however, tend to increase sugar levels and give your child a false sense of satisfaction. These increased sugar levels tend to increase resistance to insulin, which is a vital hormone to control blood sugar and leads to interference with neurotransmitters which control mood. This can lead to anxiety and depression in children. Snacking on crisps, which are low in vitamins and minerals, can leave your child feeling full and also stop them from eating a healthy, balanced meal. This could explain the awful temper tantrums children have, after snacking on crisps or cake, when feeling hungry.
I have sourced locally produced nuts and would love to offer them to you at competitive prices. They are hygienically packed and sealed in 50 gram bags. Discount is available for larger quantities and collection in the Claremont, Cape Town area, is required. Prices are as follows:
Walnuts @ R20 for 50g Almonds @ R21 for 50g
Giant salted Peanuts @ R10 for 50g Cashews @ R22 for 50g
Dates (pitted) @ R10 for 50g Pumpkin seeds @ R10.50 for 50g
Mixed Nuts(roasted and salted cashews, brazil nuts, macadamia nuts and almonds)@R25 for 50g
Trail Mix(pieces of coconut, pecan nuts, cashews, dried banana, giant peanuts and fruit dainties)@R12 for 50g . Please order on the website www.tot2teentools.co.za (here you will also find out more about the nutritional value of these snacks) or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are looking for a Christmas gift, have a look at the heart design bowl advertised on the website, which can be filled with the ingredients from either the Health Bar or Energy Ball recipes ( Recipes available on our website under Fun Ideas).
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Yesterday, one of our worst nightmares almost happened to us. We headed off to Muizenberg beach,
and after only about ten minutes on the beach, someone tried to take my daughter. I am writing to you
so you can understand what happened, and how our best efforts at training and teaching her went to
waste. The beach was full, but we found a fairly ‘socially distant’ area to sit down. I put down my bag,
put out the blanket while my daughter went to play in the water, I had my baby with me, changing her
into her costume. A few minutes later, a man approached my daughter, in swimming trunks and started
speaking to her, he then picked her up and helped her jump over the waves. They were talking. My
alarm bells went off, I left all our stuff and ran into the water. He kept moving away from me, still very
friendly. Eventually he started walking off with her, at this point I went to take my daughter away from
him. All this time he was still smiling and walked back with us to my bag. I got the kids in towels, and he
put his hand on my bag, asking where my husband is, how old my kids are etc, and eventually asked if
my phone was in my bag. I picked everyone up and walked back to the car, only to then be followed by
this man, and three of his friends. No aggression, just laughing, friendly. I stuffed everything into our
car, and got the heck out of there as fast as I could. I asked my daughter what happened, she said, he
was friendly, he wasn’t a bad guy. ‘I didn’t want to go with him, but he was a good guy’. We have
literally practiced kicking, screaming, biting and a phrase to scream in such situations, but when it
happened, he was so friendly, she didn’t register she was in danger. Even now, I’m not sure she
understands how dangerous the situation was. We are going to be rethinking our routines, attitudes to
people and what we train her to do.