Xander Blog

Introduction to our SuperMoms

“Any mother could perform the jobs of several air traffic controllers with ease.” – Lisa Alther We were lucky enough to be able to interview some tech-savvy working moms, and get their input around time management, coping skills and the impact of technology in their lives. We will be...

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Help your kids cope with school related stress.

“Study without desire spoils the memory, and it retains nothing that it takes in”. Leonardo da Vinci. The new year can be a time of excitement for kids and families alike. New school, new friends, so many fresh opportunities. And yet, this enthusiasm can just as easily turn to...

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Multilingualism for young children. Yes or No.

‘To have another language is to possess a second soul’. Charlemagne In South Africa, language and the educational language of choice can be a touchy subject, and one that many parents approach with trepidation. There is  so much information out there that moms can feel intimidated. What is the...

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A reason to feel better about passing your ipad to your kids

Until now, little research has been done with younger children, specifically preschool and early-elementary children. Below are the findings of a report that concentrates on reaching children in informal learning environments learning through apps made available for use by children during their leisure or out-of-school time. “A mobile media revolution...

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Writing for children

“You must write for children in the same way you do for adults, only better.” MAXIM GORKY

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A wet afternoon and a house full of children?

Unlike the TV that passively entertains, iPad apps can engage children for the same amount of time, however this time is more beneficial, as it is interactive and teaches children new skills. Excellent apps for children exist where they can draw, do puzzles, learn about other countries, or dance...

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KykNet Interview 7.8.2014

If you missed the show you can still see it here – we think its pretty cool. Educational apps for children to make traveling easier – no lost puzzle pieces and ink pen lids!

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Most Innovative Award

Slimkop App is awarded the certificate of excellence for Most Innovative Product at the Baba Indaba 2014! Thank you to all our supporters and congrats to our team who have worked so tirelessly xx

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Three, two, one, GO!

The time has come: We’re launching! Our weekend at the Baba Indaba can be described as an Epic Quest to – Make all South African children tri-lingual Reach every unsuspecting parent – if the iPads don’t do the trick, the chocolates do Repeat the same story 35 000 times   So, what...

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Cookies anyone?

Here’s feel good story for some early morning inspiration. We love the epicness! http://khayelitshacookies.co.za/k2/ “In 2005 the company started making hand-baked cookies with four women in Khayelitsha. Today we proudly employ 50 women from Khayelitsha who we have trained and grown into successful entrepreneurs. They hand-bake 30,000 cookies per day...

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Can gaming make the world a better place?

Watch this epic talk by game designer and author, Jane McGonigal. She believes that gamers are developing all the skills necessary to solve the world’s problems. Why? Because they are self-motivated, they believe an epic win is within their reach, they are inspired to collaborate, they trust, they are blissfully productive and...

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Ticket give-away

Dear Phindie, Adalene & Marna, Thank you for liking http://slimkopapp.co.za/ We are thrilled to let you know that you have been selected as one of the winners of our Cape Town Baba Indaba ticket give aways. Please let us know where you would like to have your two tickets, worth...

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It’s showtime!

Slimkop is going to be on the KykNet Dagbreek show! Be part of the action and download your app in the App Store at http://slimkopapp.co.za Watch this space for broadcasting details.

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Congratulations!

CONGRATULATIONS to our competition winners! Two Baba Indaba tickets are on their way to you: Phindie Nsele, Adalene Joubert Kellerman & Marna Esterhuysen Schnetler! Join us at the Indaba from between 1-3 August at the CTICC for lots of fun and many more give-aways.

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Baba Indaba

Find us at the Baba Indaba CTICC from 1-3 August 2014

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Where does Xander come from?

Xander with an “X” Once upon a time there was a little dinosaur called Xander. He descended from the greatest of beasts ever to walk the planet, but he was small and curious. His parents called him Xander, with an X, named after the most fearsome dinosaur of them...

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Xhosa App

Our Xhosa app for counting from 1-10  is now also available in the App Store. Thank you to Sisipho and Mrs Ndlebe for your help! We’re loving all the positive feedback.

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Thank you Macaroon.co

Why I love www.macaroon.co? Its fun and trendy, local and online. They help mom’s keep calm and carry on with beautifully crafted clothes labels, gift tags, weekly planners and personalised stationary. Not only are their products perfect for my own use, but they are also thoughtful gifts. From the comfort...

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WIN Baba Indaba ticket for two

Be the lucky winner of two tickets to the Cape Town Baba Indaba 1-3 August 2014 at CTICC. Forward our website to your friends (www.slimkopapp.co.za), or “Like” us Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/ekisnslimkop/info) Include me in cc on your email: sibella@everafrica.com

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