All posts by Henk du Plessis

11

Aug'17

Quotes on Parenthood

Your first breath took ours away... Pardon the mess, my children are making memories... There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved... The best things in life are not things...

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12

Mar'17

Six Ways to Exercise Your Brain

Do you spend time at the gym giving your muscles and heart a workout? Well, what about your brain? It needs exercise too. Recent studies are showing the benefits of using mental puzzles and challenges to exercise and strengthen brain power...

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12

Mar'17

Ten Steps to Writing a Good Research Paper

To write a good research paper, you must be specific about your topic, know what you want to say, and say it effectively. Following these ten steps will help you write a good research paper.

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11

Mar'17

10 Logical Thinking Quizzes and Answers

Here are ten logical thinking quizzes with answers to guarantee some quality familiy fun! Teaching your kids to think logically is important as it encouages them to think for themselves, to question hypotheses, to develop alternative hypotheses, and to test those hypotheses against known facts.

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11

Mar'17

Kids Who Exercise Do Better in Maths

Would you like to see your kids do better in maths? Then send them outside to play – after studying of course. Why? A study shows that kids who take part in vigorous exercise improve their maths scores and their cognition.

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05

Mar'17

Sports Success in the Young Linked to Working Memory

Another good reason why children should attend Edublox classes: a new study shows a strong link between executive functions, such as working memory and achievement in sports. Working memory refers to the ability to temporarily hold several facts or thoughts in memory while solving a problem or performing a task.

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05

Mar'17

Dramatic Turn-around in Cognitive Abilities of Children Born to Older Mothers

In contrast to 40 years ago, children born to older mothers today are more likely to perform better in cognitive ability tests than those born to younger mothers, reveals new research from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR).

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28

Feb'17

Vra vir Susan: Roetine, Roetine, Roetine

Hulle is nou 6 jaar oud en in Graad 1 en dit word nou ’n nóg groter probleem, want soggens moet hulle 07:15 in die kar wees anders is hulle laat vir skool. My middae is ’n nagmerrie en teen vroegaand is ek uitgemergel. Wat doen ek om hierdie twee in ’n roetine te kry sodat dinge normaal kan verloop?

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25

Feb'17

Spelling Problems in Children: Question and Answer

My son, who is 10, has a problem with spelling. He reads very well, and is very creative in his writings, however, he spells words as they sound to him. Why is this? Should I be concerned? Does proper spelling still matter?

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25

Feb'17

Learners More Likely to Succeed if Teachers Have Positive Perceptions of Parents

Parental involvement is commonly viewed as vital to learner academic success by most education experts and researchers; however, the quality of research on how to measure and improve parental involvement is lacking. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri have found that teacher ratings of parental involvement early in a child's academic career can accurately predict the child's academic and social success.

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