Xander Blog

Xander Dad: Terence Mentor

    Tell us about yourself? Hi! My name is Terence and I run a Facebook Page and YouTube channel called AfroDaddy. Tell us about your blog/ vlog? I started the vlog when I became a dad and realised that there were hardly any dads on the internet talking...

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Jean from Mommy Explores: 5 Favourites

Jean from Mommy Explores shared some of her favorite things for the kids. Take a look and try some of these and let us know what you think.   Melissa & Doug Products     I love the Melissa & Doug products but especially the “Drawing/Colouring” ones. They can...

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Xander Mom: Jean Olivier

  Tell us about yourself? I am the mother of two children, aged 2 years and 5 months old, based in the beautiful city of Cape Town. Before becoming a mom, I worked in the public relations & travel industry, which sparked my love for travel as well as...

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Xander Mom: Lisa Bartlett

  Tell us about yourself? Hi! I’m Lisa. Also known as ‘Mommy’ to a bubbly two-year-old little girl and partner to a cricket playing lawyer-to-be, both who I absolutely adore. When we aren’t cheering Chad on alongside the cricket field or watching Moana for the second time that day,...

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 Educational apps keep KZN learners’ attention at school 

photo credit- Mona Ewees, Breteau Foundation Teachers and learners at Zilungisele Primary in KwaDukuza, KwaZulu-Natal, say that the Xander educational apps improve teaching and learning. After three years of intervention at Zilungisele Primary and several similar schools, a principal’s survey showed a reduction in absenteeism and a higher enrollment....

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Xander Mom: Leigh Geary

Meet mom, blogger and interior design enthusiast, Leigh from The Mom Diaries. She took some time out to talk to us about her family, parenting and her thoughts on using technology in education.   Tell us about yourself? I am Leigh, mom two of the cutest boy creatures alive...

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Must Have Items For Kids – Amelia Meyer

Xander Mom, Amelia Meyer from Suddenly A Mom shared some of her Must Have’s for the kids. Take a look and try it out.   BOOKS The Gruffalo series   Imaginative, different, quirky – I just love these books and their approach to humour. They use made-up words, which...

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Mary Poppins in your Pocket

Whether you have one child or six, parenting will absorb all your available time. Sometimes, it seems as if a parents’ only downtime is when waiting in the car for the school bell to ring at end of day, or when in the doctor’s waiting area with kids. It...

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Xander Mom: Amelia Meyer

  Meet another awesome Xander Mom, Amelia Meyer from the blog Suddenly A Mom. She talked to us about her gorgeous family and the joys and challenges of modern parenting in the digital age.   Tell us about yourself?   ​I’m a freelance writer, based along the gorgeous Garden...

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Mandy Lee Miller – Must Have’s for the Kids

We’ve been talking to some awesome South African parenting bloggers about some of their favorite things for their kids. From places to visit, toys, clothing stores, snacks etc. This time we talked Many Lee Miller from Pregnant in Cape Town. Take a look at some of her must have...

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Xander Dad: The Don Father

  This month we meet fun-loving Durban dad, Don about his blog The Don Father and life as a dad to gorgeous baby girl, Gia.   Tell us about yourself? I’m Don, a passionate about life bloke who likes writing amongst other things. I live in sunny Durban with...

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Meet the Kids: Alyssa Malan

Meet our youngest reviewer, Alyssa as she tells us all about some of her favorite things.     What is your name and how old are you? My name is Alyssa and I am 4 years old (Holds 4 fingers up and counts fingers to see if it’s all...

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KraftiMama: Must-Have’s

We’ve been finding out from some awesome moms we know about some of their favorite things to do, share, give to their kids. Food, shopping, toys, places and much more. This month we talked to KraftiMama about some of her Must-Have’s for her kids.   Faithful to Nature  ...

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Why you should pay for healthy apps

It’s becoming (a very disturbing) trend. People don’t like paying for high-quality, educational apps for young children. The next time you consider downloading a free app rather than paying for the app, think about the material you’re offering to your children and the effects it may have on their...

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Xander Mom: Taryn Ulster

  Meet Xander Mom, Taryn Ulster and her three gorgeous boys. She talked to us about her blog, her work, family and thoughts on a few parenting methods and thoughts.   Tell us about yourself? My name is Taryn Ulster and I’m a wife to an amazing man, my...

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Xander Mom: Sarah Booyens

  This month we meet Sarah Booyens and talk to here about her blog, Mascara & Mimosas, as well as her family.   Tell us about yourself? I’m Sarah, Wife to Dan and first time mom to our little girl Aria (one year old) and fur baby Moose. Originally from...

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Enhance Your Child’s Education with Television and Movies

No child learns the same. Not every child absorbs information while reading or learns a skill in the first lesson. Teachers are constantly updating and tweaking their teaching methods to suit their current classroom. An educational tool that worked 30 years may not even be relevant to children nowadays....

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What is healthy technology?

What do parents want when looking for apps: Being a parent has become a demanding, time-consuming job. Taking part and feeling pressure to excel have become standard run-of-the-mill expectations. Kids are running from Mandarin and chess classes to Kumon and Tai-Chi.     Parents are becoming more desperate for...

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