NikkiBushTV launches online

I have an exciting new online TV channel for sharing information with parents and educators and it launches this week.

Whether you are sitting in the car waiting for your kids and have a few minutes to spare, or you are taking a lunch break at work, you can tune in any time, on any device, when it suits you, to get some of the latest insights, ideas and advice when it comes to raising the next generation in a fast-changing world.  Each show will be approximately 7 minutes long – a quick, accessible soundbite for busy people! Click here for a 20 second promo video. Click here to go directly to the site where you will find the first four episodes.

My focus will be particularly on parenting and education issues relating to the 6 – 18 year old age group (although parents with younger children will still find plenty of content that is applicable to them) in the following main areas:

  • Future-proofing children
  • Technology, kids and education
  • Work/life balance issues
  • Playing and learning 
  • Toys and games

If there is anything you would like me to cover on the show, please email me at .

The first four episodes

Click through to to view. This is what you will find:


Episode 1: Technology in toys (I talk to Leanne Muller from Core Group about Sphero, the robotic ball, and Leanne Lombard from Prima toys about Leap Band, the wearable activity tracker for kids)

Episode 2: The Loom Band phenomenon (I chat to three children from 5 – 13 years of age, and occupational and remedial therapist, Cara Weir-Smith about the benefits of Loom Bands – the craft phenomenon that has taken the world by storm)

Episode 3: Toys and games for preschoolers (Some ideas from my high recommended short list from Toy Talk 2014 with Justine Heydra)

Episode 4: Community service counts (an interview with co-founder of Community Hours SA, Marina Constas, and deputy headmaster of St John’s College, Martin Huysamer, about community service as part of the LO curriculum)

Coming up soon:

Episode 5: Google for Education Apps improves collaboration (I interview Karen Walstra, Programme Manager for Google Education about these incredible free tools that improve collaboration, communication and save time, money and effort)

Episode 6: Technology in the classroom (an interview with Michelle Lissoos, MD of Think Ahead Educational Solutions about technology in the classroom – iPads in particular)