The Boodle Blog

The best entertainment and educational apps for your children
The best entertainment and educational apps for your children
April 15, 2016

Has there ever been a better time to be a child? When I was young people still used to say “children should be seen and not heard” and old school nursery rhymes and fairy tales are terrifying.…

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Creating learning spaces for your child
Creating learning spaces for your child
April 04, 2016

Not too long ago I saw a kid with a t-shirt with a picture of a television on it and on the little screen it said: "TV... so much better than homework." I did have a little chuckle, I'm not going to lie. But it also made me think about homework, more than ever this is an important part of a child's education and we should really try to make this, sometimes daunting, endeavour as enjoyable as we can for our offspring.…

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Arts and crafts and other ideas for what to do with your kids over the holidays
Arts and crafts and other ideas for what to do with your kids over the holidays
March 11, 2016

I love this time of year. It's finally looking like the heat might break, the leaves start turning yellow, and we get some well-deserved time off. The shops are overflowing with hot-crossed buns and Easter Eggs.…

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Motivation for students, how to get Post-Millennials going
Motivation for students, how to get Post-Millennials going
March 04, 2016

After the Baby Boomers came Generation X then Generation Y, otherwise known as Millennials. In South Africa this generation is referred to as the Born Free generation because they were reaching adulthood after the first democratic elections in South Africa in 1994.…

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Five best holidays for a young family
Five best holidays for a young family
January 30, 2016

Maybe you didn't manage to get away for the December holidays or maybe your holiday ended up not being much of a holiday because you were looking after everyone else. I'm sure anyone with children will tell you that taking them on holiday is sometimes harder than staying home.…

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How to start teaching kids about money
How to start teaching kids about money
January 15, 2016

“Not teaching your kids about money is like not caring whether they eat. If they enter the world without financial knowledge they will have a much harder go of it.” Donald Trump…

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Tips from fellow boodlers on saving money over the festive season
Tips from fellow boodlers on saving money over the festive season
January 05, 2016

The great thing about living in a community is that you can benefit from the good ideas and experience of other people. With this in mind, last week we asked our readers to send in tips for saving money over the holidays.…

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How to keep the kids occupied at home over the holidays
How to keep the kids occupied at home over the holidays
December 23, 2015

“Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more.” The Grinch.…

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Reviewing spending choices as children return to school
Reviewing spending choices as children return to school
January 15, 2014

The New Year usually comes with a long list of resolutions, and for many managing money more effectively is top of that list. We all know it can be a lot more difficult than it looks, that is why here at Boodle we give you 2 easy ways to review your spending choices as children return to school.…

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