I have been sharing lots of interesting finds on the Leesamee Education Facebook page. Have a look here:
The Kruger National Park is doing two game drives a day, which you and your child can watch live on YouTube. The next drive is at 15h30 – 18h30PM. The morning drive is from 05h30-08.30AM. Rangers have recently discovered a hyena who has 3-4 day old pups which they check on each drive.
Learning Languages – Mzanzi Kids
The Mzanzi kids multilingual language learning App was created for children between the ages of 2 – 6 years in South Africa. It was designed to stimulate visual, speech and language literacy skills at an early age by understanding basic everyday concepts and highlighting the correct pronunciation of speech in six different languages; English, Afrikaans, isiXhosa, isiZulu, Sepedi and Setswana.
Most of us are in the position where we have enough to take care of our families and have spare to help out someone in need. Why not consider getting your kids involved to think how we can assist others who may need help.
These are just a few of the things that you could do:
- Buy a few extra grocery items on your next trip to the store and drop them off at an organisation in need. Here’s a list of some of the amazing ones in Port Elizabeth. Also consider making a donation to help them take care of those in their charge.
- Offer to shop for an ill or elderly person.
- Video call or Whatsapp someone who lives alone. Knowing that you’ve thought of them could make their day and help them feel connected.
- Try to support smaller businesses, as opposed to bigger ones, and help them keep their doors open.
Resources – Nal’ibali
Nal’bali strives to encourage a love for reading amongst the children of South Africa by means of storytelling. Their website has lots of local stories to read or listen to.
Nal’ibali has you covered these extended school holidays! Visit https://nalibali.org/story-resources for our regularly updated stories.
A recent addition to the site is a 21-day story challenge for the whole family to take part in. You can read the books and other stories that are available in your home, or make use of the Nal’bali resources available on the site. To have a look, visit https://nalibali.org/21-day-story-challenge.
Story time with our kids is one of the most precious gifts. Enjoy reading with yours!
Resources – My Klaskamer
Many parents are looking for quality educational resources to support their children’s education during this time. A site that I have found to be very helpful to teachers and parents alike is https://myklaskamer.co.za/.
There are lots of Afrikaans and English resources available – a good number of them for free – to be downloaded. The creator of the site also shares many ideas of how to keep your children constructively occupied during the lockdown period.
This site is definitely worth a look.
Save with stories
Good morning kids and parents.
Just in case you were getting bored having to stay home at this time, I want to share some links to kids stories online.
The link is to a project where celebrities are reading children’s books in aid of a project that raises funds for kids who would normally receive meals at school. These are video clips of them reading aloud. They are adding more stories almost daily, so keep going back if you enjoy the books.
I hope you enjoy these as much as I have.