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Catch-It Ball Skills

At Catch It Ball Skills we concentrate on body strength exercises.

We focus on those exercises which will enhance your child’s body strength and co-ordination.

Movement Classes (Examples)

  • Lesson 1: Wheel Barrow Races - Co-ordination & strength
  • Lesson 2: Ladders and Hurdles - Co-ordination, Balance & Strength
  • Lesson 3: Hoola Skipping - Co-ordination, Balance & Rhythm
  • Lesson 4: Ball Exercises - Strength, Co-ordination, agility & speed
  • Lesson 5: Tug of War - Agility, Strength & Spatial Awareness
  • Lesson 6: Sack Races - Co-ordination, Balance, Depth Perception
  • Lesson 7: Medicine Balls - Balance, Strength, Co-ordination
  • Lesson 8: Games - Fun Fun Fun !!!

Duration: 30 minutes

  • Warm-up 5 minutes
  • Lesson 20 minutes
  • Warm-down 5 minutes

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Sleep Training a Toddler - 6 Reasons why Your Toddler Won't Sleep

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Sleep training your toddler may be something you haven’t put much thought into; maybe your little angel has never resisted going to sleep when it comes to that time.

However, toddler sleep regression can often present itself a little later on, leaving you wondering why your toddler suddenly wont sleep.

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Posted by Odette Leach on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 Views: 218


Asperger Syndrome – What are the Signs and Symptoms?

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Prior to the revised Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5 (DSM-5) in 2013, Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) was considered a standalone condition baring similar conditions to Autism.

However, it’s now placed under the umbrella term of Autism Spectrum Disorder and is considered by many medical professionals as high-functioning autism.

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Posted by Odette Leach on Thursday, August 15, 2019 Views: 254


Distinguishing Autism in Children vs Sensory Processing Disorder

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Distinguishing autism in children versus sensory processing disorder (SPD) or other conditions with similar signs and symptoms is absolutely crucial.

In the past, there has been limited understanding of autism as well as SPD, but with recent advances, there are medical practitioners who specialise in both fields, making accurate diagnosis possible.

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Posted by Odette Leach on Monday, July 22, 2019 Views: 215


How to Help a Child with Sensory Processing Disorder

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Sensory processing disorder (SPD) describes a condition where the brain and nervous system have trouble organising, processing and responding to external stimuli.

The result is that abnormal responses to normal sensory input is observed due to poor detection or interpretation thereof.

For children with SPD, daily activities or functions can be extremely overwhelming or even painful to experience.

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Posted by Odette Leach on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 Views: 349


Child Development Milestones – Guidelines for Your Pre-schooler

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The importance of child development, in all its dimensions cannot be stressed enough, and as an Educare Centre in Cape Town, Kay-Dee takes early childhood development very seriously.

We believe that fostering healthy development in a child from birth is the single most valuable thing a parent can do for their little one.

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Posted by Odette Leach on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 Views: 363


How to Build Your Child’s Resilience and Why it’s Important

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Many parents may feel inclined to keep their children sheltered from the everyday struggles that life presents to us all. However, the bad news is that is can hinder several important areas of child development such as healthy coping skills and resilience.

Recently, there was a situation where parents in the United States allegedly paid large sums of money to ensure their children were accepted into one of the most prestigious educational institutions in America.

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Posted by Odette Leach on Thursday, April 25, 2019 Views: 287


Internet safety for kids - What parents need to teach their pre-schoolers

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Internet safety for kids has become a new area for research. This is because up until the year 1991, internet was not available to the public, let alone preschool children.

With the digital age advancing at an alarming pace, preschool children now have direct access to the internet and all the information available on the world wide web.

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Posted by Odette Leach on Saturday, March 30, 2019 Views: 322


4 Tips for preparing your child for pre-primary school

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Pre-primary school, also known as Grade R, refers to the year of schooling just before Grade 1.

The purpose of pre-primary school is to start the development of emotional, social and learning skills in the early stages of childhood.

This early childhood development builds a sturdy foundation for further education and skills development throughout a child’s schooling career and even into adulthood.

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Posted by Odette Leach on Thursday, February 28, 2019 Views: 1015


Picking the right Daycare in Cape Town

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When it comes to choosing the right daycare in Cape Town, there are certain factors that you can look at before making your final decision.

Knowing what to look for in a daycare will help you make the best decision for your child. Regardless of how much time your child will spend at daycare, you still want them to be at the best centre possible.

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Posted by Odette Leach on Wednesday, January 23, 2019 Views: 951


Season’s Greetings from Kay-Dee Educare Centre in Cape Town

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All of us at Kay-Dee Educare Centre in Cape Town are faced with the bitter sweet experience of watching our precious little ones grow up as we watch another year come to an end.

As we start our preparations for season festivities, gift wrapping and family time, we reflect back on 2018 with happy and grateful hearts.

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Posted by Odette Leach on Thursday, December 27, 2018 Views: 599


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Tel: 021 689 9615
Mob: 082 8900 555