Young children’s brains grow very quickly! That is why it’s so important that all young children have daily opportunities to do things that will help them learn and develop.

COVID-19 means that many young children are spending more time at home. Parents and caregivers can use the activities and tips in our every week counts section to support children to play and learn while at home.

The activities below are aimed at children between the ages of 3 and 5 years-old, but older children might enjoy them too. We will be adding new materials regularly so keep checking back. These activities are also available in all South African languages. Select your language preference below for other languages.

Every week counts!

Back to school

Going to preschool for the very first time can be a scary thing! Find out how Loyiso overcame his fears with a little help from his family, friends and a naughty dog named Luggy with this NEW SmartStart story!

For learning and play activities, tops tips and stories, click below for language of choice.