Articles

By Edublox

08

Aug'18

The Benefits of Colouring for Kids and Adults

Colouring Book Day is observed in the United States early in August each year and aims to celebrate the classic and well-loved activity of colouring. It’s a cost-effective way to entertain children and has also become a popular pastime for adults. Is it just a passing fad, or does colouring have emotional and physical benefits for adults too?

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08

Aug'18

Edublox Teams Up with McDonald’s to Reward Families

Edublox reading, maths and learning clinics and centres recently collaborated with McDonald’s® SA as a rewards partner.

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24

Jul'18

Meet Nontobeko Buthelezi, Educational Practitioner at Edublox Pietermaritzburg

Dr. Nontobeko Buthelezi has dedicated her career to the field of psychology and education due to a lifelong passion to help children facing challenges and learning barriers succeed academically.

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22

Jul'18

Study: Helicopter Parenting May Negatively Affect Children’s Emotional Well-being, Behaviour

According to new research overcontrolling parenting can negatively affect a child's ability to manage his or her emotions and behaviour.

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22

Jul'18

Study: Key Social Reward Circuit in the Brain Impaired in Autistic Kids

Children and adolescents with autism have a surplus of synapses in the brain, and this excess is due to a slowdown in a normal brain “pruning” process during development, according to a study by neuroscientists at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC).

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22

Jul'18

Digital Media May Put Youth at Risk for ADHD

Teens who spend lots of time using digital devices are prone to psychiatric problems, reports a team of scientists in a new study. Children who are heavy users of digital devices are twice as likely as infrequent users to show symptoms of ADHD, the study finds.

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11

Jul'18

Wanneer Gebruik Ek ’n Afkappingsteken? (Meervoude en Verkleinwoorde)

Die afkappingsteken word gebruik by meervoudsvorme en verkleiningsvorme van naamwoorde wat op die vokaalletter i, o, u en 'n beklemtoonde a eindig. Oefen die onderstaande woorde saam met jou kind deur die woorde hardop van links na regs te lees...

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07

Jul'18

The Benefits of Collecting Things

South African parents have had their fair share of collection crazes over the last couple of years. Although many of these collectibles may now be forgotten at the bottom of their children’s toy chests, the phenomenon poses the question – does it benefit a child to build a collection of some sort?

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21

Jun'18

Brain Matures Faster Due to Childhood Stress

Stress in early childhood leads to faster maturation of certain brain regions during adolescence. In contrast, stress experienced later in life leads to slower maturation of the adolescent brain. This is the outcome of a long-term study conducted by researchers of Radboud University in which 37 subjects have been monitored for almost 20 years.

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21

Jun'18

Rare Study Shows Weak Brain Nodes Have Strong Influence on Memory Network

Our ability to learn, remember, problem solve, and speak are all cognitive functions related to different parts of our brain. If researchers can identify how those brain parts communicate and exchange information with each other, clinicians and surgeons can better understand how diseases like Alzheimer's and brain cancer affect those cognitive functions.

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