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By Edublox

10

Jun'17

Amazingly Flexible: Learning to Read in Your 30s Profoundly Transforms the Brain

New research shows that when adults learns to read for the first time, the changes that occur in their brain are not limited to the outer layer of the brain, the cortex, but extends to deep brain structures in the thalamus and the brainstem. This was observed in illiterate Indian women who learned how to read and write for six months.

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30

May'17

Leer Afrikaans: Trappe van Vergelyking

Die stellende trap is die gewone vorm van die byvoeglike naamwoord, byvoorbeeld mooi en gewoon. Die vergrotende trap (ook vergelykende trap of die komparatief genoem) word gevorm deur -er agteraan die woord te voeg, of met die word meer, byvoorbeeld, mooier en meer ongewoon.

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29

May'17

Leer Afrikaans: Intensiewe Vorme

Intensiewe vorme is byvoeglike naamwoorde in die versterkende graad en word dus gebruik om 'n byvoeglike naamwoord te versterk. 'n Voorbeeld hiervan is brandarm, wat baie arm beteken. In Afrikaans skryf ons intensiewe vorme altyd vas (as een woord), behalwe by wawyd oop, nugter wakker en blakend gesond....

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25

May'17

Criss-Cross Puzzle for Teenagers and Adults

This criss-cross puzzle will be enjoyed by teenagers and adults. Click on the puzzle to print. Then write the list of words into the grid, crossword style. Scroll down for the solution.

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25

May'17

Sukkel Jou Kind met Lees en Leer?

Het jou kind die vermoë om akademies uit te blink, maar bereik steeds nie sy volle potensiaal nie? Sukkel jou kind om te konsentreer, beplan en organiseer? Het hy 'n swak geheue? Dalk is lees vir hom ‘n probleem? Sukkel hy om tussen b en d te onderskei? Lees hy stadig en hakkelrig, of sukkel hy om te verstaan wat hy lees?...

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24

May'17

Video Goes Viral: “A Normal Day”

Vlogger Esther Anderson created “A Normal Day,” a video that shows a mom’s exhausting day with her two young children from both her perspective and her daughter’s perspective. While the mom is worn out trying to keep it together with a crying infant and messy toddler, her daughter’s memories show something really special.

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23

May'17

Oplossings vir Leesprobleme

Leesprobleme is ‘n werklikheid. Skokresultate toon dat Suid-Afrikaanse leerders konstant onderpresteer en nie net onder die swakste ter wêreld gereken word nie, maar ook onder die swakste in Afrika. Volgens Graeme Bloch, outeur van 'The Toxic Mix — What’s Wrong with South Africa’s Schools and How to Fix It', is 60% tot 80% van ons skole disfunksioneel...

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22

May'17

Four Ways to Improve Your Child’s Working Memory

Working memory is increasingly recognised as a crucial cognitive skill and by improving our working memory we may be able to realise gains in key areas, from school to work to retirement. Here are a few ways to improve your child's (or you own) working memory.

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16

May'17

Susan on School Stuff: The Importance of Gross Motor Skills

In this week’s ‘Susan on School Stuff’ column, Edublox discusses the importance of gross motor skills, and how these skills can influence children’s ability to write well and even to concentrate in the classroom. For more information about how deficits with motor skills can be addressed, visit www.edubloxsa.co.za.

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16

May'17

Spelling en Handskrif in ‘n Digitale Wêreld

Hoekom moet kinders nog die vaardigheid van spelling en ’n netjiese handskrif bemeester in 'n wêreld waarin speltoetsers en sleutelborde alledaagse hulpmiddels geword het? Is dit nie net so argaïes as om te probeer trigonometrie deurkom sonder die hulp van ’n wetenskaplike sakrekenaar nie?

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