van Zyl - Kempton Park
Karen van Zyl is proud
wife to Andre, and very proud mother of their daughter, Lisa, who
is 2 years old. They live in Kempton Park and operate their businesses
on the East Rand.
Karen received her Masters
Degree in Play Therapy from the University of Pretoria in 1997 and
has since then worked at various Children's Homes in South Africa.
Before she fell pregnant with Lisa, she was working as a child therapist
and volunteer coordinator at Cotlands, in Johannesburg.
Lisa, & Pikanini Baby
Academy, was born in the same month, June 2005. Since then Pikanini
has grown to incorporate the following:
They started signing to
Lisa, at 8 months, and when Lisa signed back to them at the age of
10 months, they were completely blown away. It gave them incredible
insight into her world, and improved her speech & language ability
to such an extend that most people can't believe that she is only
16 months old.
Karen would love to share
her passion for signing to babies with you and give you the opportunity
to use Baby Sign Language as a tool to communicate with your child
before verbal speech is possible. It's like magic!