According to CANSA, skin cancer is the most common cancer in South Africa, claiming about 700 lives every year. But summer days are all about having fun in the sun, so how do we keep our kids safe when all they want to do is play outside all day? In this blog post, we’ll provide … More Summer Sun Care Tips for Parents
The familiar lyrics don’t quite ‘ring a bell’ in the South African context, where Christmas is more about braais, sun and sand! In this blog post, we look at Christmas traditions around the world, and how they differ to how your family may celebrate the season. We also reveal some summer of Dis-Chem’s best bursary-building … More Christmas Traditions Around the World – How Do You Celebrate the Season?
Don’t miss out on the deals this Black Friday. In this blog post, we round up some of the best Black Friday deals from School-Days and our School-Days partners. But first, let’s demystify this day that’s had South African shoppers going crazy in late November over the last few years. What is Black Friday? On … More The School-Days Black Friday Deal Round-Up
Bid the end of the school year farewell and thank your child’s teacher for all their efforts throughout the year with a thank-you gift. But before you start kissing that end-of-year bonus goodbye, remember that a teacher’s end-of-year gift need not break the bank. As with all gifts, it’s the thought that counts! Get your … More End-of-Year Teacher’s Gifting Made Easy
A new generation was born into a digital world that thrives on constant connectivity. Of course, this environment has its benefits and opportunities, but also comes with significant risks for children and teens around the world; cyberbullying being one of them. South Africa recognises Anti-Bullying Week from 11-15 November 2019. This is a good time … More Stamping Out Cyberbullying in South Africa
Exam season is upon us, along with all the anxiety, stress, excitement and dread – for both students and their parents! But with careful preparation and sensible management, exam season need not become an untameable beast. Rather, this time can be used to help students achieve the marks that they’re chasing, as well as equip … More Exam Study Buddy: 5 Top Tips to Take on Those Tests
We recently ran an exciting competition on HeartFM, a Cape Town-based radio station focused on making genuine connections with the Cape Town community. Being featured on Aden Thomas’ Heart Breakfast show was a natural fit for School-Days, and we couldn’t wait to give five Capetonians the chance to win R5,000 for their family’s education AND … More So, Who Was Smarter Than a School Kid?
When the “Choo-Choo” Has Been Pooh-Poohed Have you ever looked at someone else’s child happily scoffing a plateful of broccoli and hummus and wishfully wondered where this kid came from? Trying to get your kids to eat well can be an uphill battle. They’re surrounded by tempting junk food on every corner, you’re busy, they’re … More 10 Secrets for Getting Your Kids to Eat Better
Ever Considered a No-Gift Christmas? As the shopping malls begin to deck the halls with boughs of proverbial holly, some parents are making the decision to call it quits on Christmas gifts. Before you shout out “Scrooge!”, think about how Christmas mornings in many middle-class houses go down: a sea of gifts wrapped in single-use … More When Santa Doesn’t Show Up
Parents, there’s a new issue affecting kids around the world. It can wreak havoc on your children’s mental and physical health, and it’s spreading fast. We’re talking about ‘nature deficit disorder’. We live in an increasingly connected and online world, able to conduct a wide array of day-to-day activities via a screen. This … More The New Disorder Affecting Kids Around the World