“They didn’t teach this in worm school”, by Simone Lia, is a hilarious story about a very unlikely friendship.Read more
Hard to figure a fun movie that isn’t very good. This movie isn’t very good. The plot has holes you can drive a planet through (should diving planets ever become a thing), and simple things like interesting characters and interesting plots are sort of skipped. But, having said that the movie is a lot of fun.Read more
Without intending it, there are many things that we do and say about ourselves that are influencing our kids. At the same time, there are many daily “building-up moments” which you can use to help improve how you feel and talk about yourself, which can make a great difference to them.Read more
The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe is something special. Thanks to extraordinary set design by Sarah Roberts and masterful direction by Francois Theron, combined with powerful physical theatre from the cast of four actors, adults and children will be equally enthralled.Read more
It’s spring, the Smurfs’ favourite time of year, and 8 members of the tribe are preparing for the annual parade. But Gargamel comes up with a plan to trick Mother Nature into un-spring-ing spring. What will happen? See it with your kids, and find out…Read more
In the third movie in the Despicable Me Franchise, the evil villain Gru, who is now an upstanding citizen, employed by the AVL (Anti Villain League), married to colleague, Lucy, and dad to three adopted girls, discovers that he has a twin brother.Read more
Watch as the wealthy Mr Toad becomes obsessed with motor cars and addicted to reckless driving. His friends Rat, Mole and Badger intervene, with unhelpful sabotage by a nasty pack of ill-intentioned weasels – and both chaos and jail time ensue. This is a glorious holiday musical for the kids.Read more
This isn’t your below-average high school musical. Actually, this isn’t even your average musical. Redhill High School’s Hairspray is something else.Read more
Freckleface Strawberry: The Musical is currently showing at the National Children’s Theatre. Based on actress Julianne Moore’s New York Times best-selling book, it’s a fun, funny and fast-moving show – with a valuable lesson about self-esteem and self-image.Read more
On a recent visit to Hartbeespoort, my husband suggested we take Zee on the Aerial Cableway. His suggestion was shot down quickly by the horrified look on my face, followed by the tale of how I’d been traumatized by said cableway many years ago…Fortunately for me, there was a very pleasant surprise awaiting us.Read more
I hate public holidays and long weekends. As a self-employed working mom, they mean I have a preschooler who’s out of routine, complaining of boredom, asking for snacks every 15 minutes and driving me mad… The only way to survive it is to have a concrete plan.Read more
How many ways can you say, ‘This is a gorgeous book’? How many ways can you say, ‘It couldn’t have come a moment too soon for South Africa’ and ‘I want to read it to my daughter every day, forever’? I wonder if you know?
In case you haven’t gathered from my enthusiasm, I absolutely love Refiloe Moahloli’s debut children’s book How many ways can you say Hello?Read more
Imagine for a moment that you’re five years old.
Can you think of anything better than: a singing puppet named Webster the Spider, the goddess Athena and her rival Arachne, a set of gorgeous shadow puppets to show off the Labours of Hercules, and live guitar music?Read more