• Kids Tech Review: The Playbrush

    Imagine converting brushing teeth for your kids from a chore (one that involves a lot of nagging, negotiating, sometimes even bribing from your side) to an exciting and welcomed activity in your home. Where your kids willingly race to brush their teeth properly for two full minutes? Enter the Playbrush. A simple concept that has transformed lives worldwide.   What is the Playbrush? It’s a small silicone device that allows you to manually insert your child’s toothbrush in it and then using Bluetooth technology, connects to an app on your phone or tablet, allowing your child to play a game while brushing their teeth. Think of it like a magic…

  • 5 Ways to Raise Kids Who Read

    I bought my son’s first set of books for him when he was about three months old – in utero, that is. I was at the final day of a book fair and the specials were never to be repeated, so I took full advantage. He was only able to use them when he was around three or four years old but that didn’t stop me from buying and stashing over the years. Almost a decade later, here’s what I’ve learnt as a mum determined to pass on the love of reading to my child: 1. It’s never too early to start New research shows that reading books with an…

  • 6 Tips For Choosing an App for Your Child

    Screen time has become synonymous with modern-day parenting and it’s difficult to avoid it altogether. And we all know that guilty feeling that consumes us when we allow our kids to indulge on tech devices – sometimes a bit too much. According to new research from the University of Washington, parents need not fear their children playing with their iPads as “mindful play with an adult, combined with thoughtful design features, can prove beneficial to young developing minds.” So how can we choose the best apps without having to worry about it being detrimental to our child’s development? Here are some tips on what you should look for in an…