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May 2019

28
May

Cotlands is an advocate for the 20th World Play Day in South Africa. Cotlands is inviting all institutions (corporates, universities and schools) in South Africa to participate in a fun-filled 20-minute play session with fellow-colleagues, students and learners. The play session will only take 20 minutes of your day and sessions should be conducted between midday and 2pm on Tuesday, 28 May 2019. World Play Day is an annual event,  inspired by the International Toy Library Association (ITLA) and is…

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Jun 2019

01
Jun
Jun 1 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm

Cotlands, in collaboration with Kagiso Trust and Takalani Sesame, will celebrate World Play Day on Saturday, 1 June 2019 in Zamdela, Sasolburg. Kagiso Trust’s objective is to improve the quality of school readiness for young children in the community. Kagiso Trust has selected five Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres to pilot this project. Cotlands is appointed as the implementing partner to train the ECD practitioners from these centres. Cotlands has invited children from the five centres and we are expecting…

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Jul 2019

09
Jul
Jul 9 - Jul 13
IIE MSA, 144 Peter Road
Ruimsig, Gauteng 1724 South Africa

The International Toy Library Association (ITLA) invites you to the 15th International Toy Library Conference taking place in South Africa. The conference is planned and hosted by the Toy Library Association South Africa (TLASA) in collaboration with Cotlands and ITLA. Ayanda and Sipho will guide you through the conference.  “Through the looking glass of a Toy Library – come play with us.” “Ngokubuka ngefastela lomtapo wamathoyizi – woza uzodlala nathi” (IsiZulu translation) We invite toy librarians from Africa, America, Asia, Australia, Europe and New Zealand…

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18
Jul
Jul 18 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Johannesburg Zoo, Jan Smuts Avenue
Parkview, Gauteng 2122 South Africa

Cotlands, in partnership with the Johannesburg Zoo, will be hosting our children from six Gauteng based playgroups at the zoo on Mandela Day. The Johannesburg Zoo has arranged a special tour for the children and an animal demonstration. The children will engage in various play-based activities throughout the day. For more information about this event, contact marketing@cotlands.org  

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28
Jul
Jul 28 @ 6:30 am - 5:00 pm
Marks Park Sports Club, Judith Road
Emmarentia, Gauteng 2195 South Africa

Join the Cotlands Team at this year’s MTN Walk the Talk with 702 as we walk for #Cotlands #BrightSparks. We look forward to meeting and getting to know you better during the walk. Our objective on the day is: to raise awareness that we need to act collectively and support the provision of early learning play-based opportunities to vulnerable children to address the inequalities in our society, to promote Cotlands programmes that offer a brighter future for children in poverty…

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Aug 2019

01
Aug
Aug 1

Cotlands has a rich brand heritage and has been serving vulnerable children for the last 83 years. Cotlands celebrates its birthday on 1 August 2019.

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06
Aug
Aug 6 - Aug 8
Cotlands, 9 Data Crescent, Ormonde
Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa

Toy Library set up and administration is a three-day course that covers the following key aspects of a toy library: What is a toy library? Benefits of a toy library Quality standards of a toy library How to categorise and prepare toys Sustaining a toy library To become a TLASA member, email members@tlasa.org The cost per annum to join TLASA is as follows: Individuals R287.50 Toy Library R287.50 Small organisation (less than 10 toy libraries) submit list of all R690.00…

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20
Aug
Aug 20 - Aug 22
Cotlands, 9 Data Crescent, Ormonde
Johannesburg, Gauteng South Africa

Play based learning with toys is a three-day course that looks at in-depth analysis of different toys used for early learning: Children’s right to play Analysing toys Explore age appropriate, developmental, improvised, adapted, linguistic toys How to conduct playful learning sessions Using toys for young children’s holistical development To find out more information, contact training@cotlands.org To become a TLASA member, email members@tlasa.org The cost per annum to join TLASA is as follows: Individuals R287.50 Toy Library R287.50 Small organisation (less…

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21
Aug
Aug 21

Cotlands Toy Library seminars share best practice ideas in toy libraries amongst toy librarians, early childhood practitioners and early childhood play experts.

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