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For families with young children, the primary task of a holiday often centers around keeping children occupied. For those who choose to rent Clifton accommodation and are lucky enough to have Clifton 4th beach at their disposal, they are not likely to suffer the same fate as other parents. Clifton 4th beach offers endless opportunities for swimming, sand castle building and bat and ball games etc. But sometimes the sun can get too much and children can even become tired of the most sheltered beach in Cape Town.


Parents need not fear, Cape Town offers many indoor activities for children who have had too much sun, such as Bizzy Bodies, Cape Town’s biggest indoor playing gym or Jimmy Jungles, an indoor adventure playground that offers supervised, secure facilities for kids. Creative kids will enjoy Artjamming, where they can spend an afternoon spraying, sponging or painting on a blank canvas or Clay Café, in Hout Bay, where they can paint designs on ceramics and have them fired.

Older children might enjoy indoor-go-carting in Kenilworth or Laserquest in Claremont.


If they are ready for some fresh air again, younger children are often amused by a ride on the blue train, a miniature train that runs along the ocean at Mouille Point, where there are also many jungle gyms, slides and swings for them to play on. It is also just minutes away from accommodation in Clifton.


There are many Cape Town South Africa tourism opportunities for an educational afternoon, children are often amazed by the dinosaur models and whale well at the Iziko South African Museum and it is also air conditioned and offers a break from the summer heat.


Once parents have exhausted all activities, there is always Lil’dreys, which offers 1001 workshops for kids, which range from anything from painting, music, gardening, fairy wings, yoga and beading.







Engaging in natural health remedies such as physical education and sport activites are encouraged by health and nutrition experts today. The increasing number of health risks and conditions that are experienced by most people today, young or old, create concern about the impact of lifestyle and diet factors to increasing those risk factors. If you wanted to adapt a change in lifestyle, make sure to learn how you can incorporate those activities in your daily life and experience their benefits.

What is Physical Education?

Physical education is a form of instruction that focus on promoting activities that involve physical development and enhance an individual’s overall well being. This is one reason why physical education is an integral part in a school’s curriculum, especially for grade school to high school students. This is the time wherein the physical body is undergoing development and engaging in activities such as dance, sports, gymnastics, and calisthenics, among other PE classes are highly encouraged.

Aside from those physical activities, games can also become part of physical education and sport classes. The idea is to stimulate play behavior to develop physical fitness and skills. Although physical education has been largely associated with the modern society, it actually has a long history that dates back to the times of ancient Greece.

Teaching Physical Education

The ability for children to benefit from physical education and sport classes depend largely on the teaching methods employed. This is why PE teachers need a certain level of qualification before they are allowed to teach this subject. A baccalaureate degree is the most basic requirement for PE teachers and some could even have concentration studies in the area of human behavior and biology.

Aside from teaching physical education and sport in schools, there is also a large demand for PE instructors in other sectors. This is partly due to the recent surge in health and fitness awareness with the need to stay active being considered as one of the healthy yet natural alternatives to combating common diseases and health risks.

Sport Activities

Although sports is viewed today as a competitive activity, it can also be practiced for leisure and fitness purposes. There are various level of sports activities that one can engage in such as amateur, leisure, and professional sports.

Sports classes are also held in schools to encourage students to participate actively for physical stimulation. After all, sports is not only fun and competitive, but it also teaches one the importance of taking care of your body and well being in terms of physical self-discipline. There are several sports activities that one can choose from such that it is easier to commit yourself into this activity, depending on what you enjoy doing most. Some of the most popular sports today include basketball, football, soccer, volleyball, tennis, swimming, to name a few.


To encourage your kids to engage in physical education and sport activities, here are some of the rewards for doing so:

a) Depending on the type of sport, it can encourage social behaviors and improve one’s ability to work with a team.

b) It boosts your endurance and fitness level such that you stay healthier for longer.

c) It teaches one self-discipline to adapt a healthy lifestyle and take good care of one’s body.

d) It promotes physical development and acquire essential physical skills.

Janelle Farley holds a Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Sports Management and has administered junior and senior sporting programs for over 10 years in Australia and the United Kingdom. Her passion is to see all children and young adults fit, healthy, happy and living their lives to the fullest. Read more at Because we all want happy and healthy children.

Earth Day 2011 Will Be Celebrated by Millions This Year…

Earth Day is best symbolized by our Native Americans

The Great Binding Law :-

Within all our acts, we must consider the impact on the seventh generation to come…

Taken From The Constitution of the Iroquois Nation.

Earth Day – From a Brief History

On April 22, 1970, nearly 20 million Americans rallied for a cleaner, more sustainable environment through teach in demonstrations across the country. That was a pivatol point in our earths green history. It brought about change in peoples views on the environment. It created enough momentum to establish the amendments for the Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act bills.

Earth Day 2011 will be celebrated this year from more than a billion peoplein over 160 countries world wide. Many local festivals will be held including recycling events, teaching and learning clinics, demonstrations and more. Activities for Earth Day have expanded so much that the month of April is now considered Earth Month.

Starting from a grass roots effort, Earth Day has evolved into a national movement for our planet. All of us have or will come to realize the global implications of are world, and why it is so critical to conserve our precious resources. Recycling needs to be remember always in our efforts.

What will you do on EarthDay? A good place to start is looking at Earth Day activities from previous years.

Popular ways people can celebrate Earth Day

Start in your local area

Volunteer! Check your local city for events in your area.
Visit a museum and learn more about the environment
Attend a local event or festival. You can find them on the EPA website.
Organize an Earth Day walk, bike or run, and donate the proceeds to your favorite “green” charity.


Earth Day was inspriational in bringing about the Home Tree Initiative from the Avatar movie, ehich is a sustained global effort to plant one million plus trees worldwide. This was a collaboration between the Earth Day Network, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment and 18 other partner organizations around the world inspired 32,000 individuals to plant up to 1,005,787 trees in over 6 continents

On Your Block

Start your own Earth Day event, right on your own block.

Invite your friends, family and neighbors!
Set up a Earth Day booth or table to distribute brochures, activity books and posters. You can find these materials through the Energy Star website.
Begin the day with a neighborhood cleanup. Don’t forget to gets the kids involved and teach them about recycling
Organize volunteers to plant gardens and green spaces

Recycling is a habit that we can all develop to make a positive impact on our environment every day.

Be sure to use clear recycling bins for your recyclables at your events. Clear recycle bins collect more recyclables than opaque containers do. It also helps to ensure you only get clean recyclables in your bins and not any trash or residual product. Visit to learn more about how these clear recycling bins work.


How will you celebrate Earth Day this year? Here are some Earth Day activities where you can participate and share your support for the environment and your community.

Take a Booth at Earth Day
Be an Exhibitor
Be a main Sponsor
Volunteer your time
Be there as an attendee
Network with other people who care
Display recycled products
Volunteer to be a block captain and involve your neighbors with curbside recycling
Volunteer to recycle at events
Write a letter to policy makers
Patronize earth day exhibitors
Visit the Earth Day Network website and add your voice to the billion acts of kindness


None of us are born environmentalists, but we can learn to act as one people for the earth. But we all love our planet, breathing clean air, and sustainable living. Make every day Earth Day?

Reduce, Recyle, Reuse, The United States is one of the largest producers of trash, yet we only recycle 31% of our waste.


Final thought – Most people see things the way they are. This Earth Day, come out and see the way things can be in your community, and your life.

You can learn more about clear Recycling Containers and how they help collect 50% more product by design.

Jake Edwards is a published author who enjoys writing for online magazines and blogs. He enjoys writing on a variety of topics including nature and environmental issues, and here he writes about Earth Day 2011 activities and how to celebrate Earthday 2011, You can read more about earth day at

One of the best sources for easy, hands-on social studies activities is the History Pockets series of books. These books provide many ideas for history activities without much planning or preparation for the teacher. Each title in the series is packed with projects, which are all meant to be photocopied for every student. Best of all, most of the completed projects are flat so they can be stored in the students’ History Notebooks. The series consists of several titles for Grades 1-3, and then more titles for Grades 4-6.

Each book concentrates on one historical theme, and that main topic is then divided into several specific areas, such as Daily Life, Government, Religion, etc. In each of these areas you will find several projects that will fit into a “Pocket” made from folded construction paper. The Pockets are then hole-punched and bound together with string or ribbon to create a Pocket Book.

It is also an option to simply pick out several of the suggested social studies activities without making any pockets. Since the projects are not bulky, students could easily store individual ones in their own History Notebooks. However, even if you make the Pocket Book as instructed, it could still be put in a notebook with the same punched holes that were meant for binding the book together.

To give you a general idea of what each History Pocket book includes, let’s take an in-depth look at the Ancient Greece book for Grades 4-6. The activities start with decorated Facts pages, a Map activity, and a Timeline that is ready to cut out and assemble. The Timeline guides the students with illustrations and captions to add information as they progress. You will also find writing activities, creative booklets to put together and decorate, and plenty of low-fuss crafts. In this book, the crafts include making a Hoplite Shield, an Alexander the Great banner, Mosaic (paper) tiles, a booklet of Olympian gods, Greek coins, and more. The instructions for Knucklebones tells you first how to make the game and then how to play it.

This book is about 100 pages long, and most of those pages are meant to be photocopied for student use, giving you lots of ideas to choose from. The Greek book has instructions for 9 separate Pockets with activities on a different theme of Ancient Greece, including Daily Life, Religion, Military Power, Art & Architecture, Government, Sports & Entertainment, and more.

If you are looking for social studies activities for your classroom, you will want to see all the ideas in the History Pockets books. Your students can be actively engaged in your historical topic by making these creative projects. The books give a wide selection of crafts and save the teacher from excessive preparation time. This is a resource you will want to add to your history lesson plans.

Carol Henderson maintains an eStore of Teacher Resource Books available as downloadable PDF files. She also has a separate website to provide History Resources for social studies teachers.