Children (6 up)

Welcome to the Kiddles hub for Children, aged 6 and older. On this page, we’ll share a wealth of information with you about the development, eating, health, safety, education, and behaviour of older kids. Not sure where to get started? Here are some articles you might be interested in:


Best articles on children (6 and up)

Child development

Most parents freak out over the idea of teaching their kids a certain set of life skills before they reach critical ages in their lives, but with the wealth of information available on the web, and the abundance of contradicting advice, how can you know what’s real and what’s just filler content? It’s hard to set a strict rule as to what your kid ought to be doing by age six since all kids develop at their own pace, but here are some basics you should have started teaching your kid by age 6.


Eating habits & food in older kids

It’s a typical day. You pick your kids up from school, and as soon as you set foot in the house, they make a beeline to the kitchen. They’re STARVING. But snacking on junk will cut down on their productivity, so what’s a health-conscious mom to do? You serve up some healthy after-school snacks and save some room in their bellies for dinner, that’s what!


Child health

Iron deficiency in kids is a very real problem, and if you don’t know what to look for, it can cause years of suffering.  Here’s a quick guide to the problem and how it can be prevented and treated.


Safety for older kids

The idea of technological advancements is a bittersweet pill. On the one side, it’s amazing. But on the other hand, it also poses a real threat to our kids. But that’s not what this article is about. We’ve arrived at a time and place in civilisation where everyone lives and breathes online interactions.


Child education

Some preschool kids amaze their parents with their scholastic abilities. They seem to exhibit some exceptional skills and abilities when it comes to learning. But as soon as they start ‘big school’, the wheels come off. So what do you do in the event that your child’s teacher suggests he or she repeats Grade R? Should your kid repeat grade R?


Child behaviour

Kids of all ages can be affected by situational anxiety. When facing new situations, or when they fear they’ll be separated from you, anxiety kicks in. Despite your best efforts to prepare your kid for a change in scenario, anxiety could still overcome them.