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All posts by Henk du Plessis

05

Dec'16

Fun Ways to Make Your Kids Smarter Over the December Holidays

The December holidays can be a wonderful time to regroup after a tough year, although a nagging concern for parents may be the fear that their children’s hard work over the academic year may regress during their well-deserved break...

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04

Dec'16

Different Types of Dyslexia

The terms phonological dyslexia and surface dyslexia are generally used to describe two main types of dyslexia. Phonological dyslexia includes trouble breaking words down into syllables and into smaller sound units called phonemes, while kids with surface dyslexia struggle with reading because they can’t recognise words by sight.

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04

Dec'16

Dyslexia: Where Does the Word Come From and What Does It Mean?

Heardy I aply for any posision in your cumpany. I am ninteen years of age and have now cumpleted grabe ten. I am interristed in people and a motivateb person. I dont have any work ecsperience dut I am wiling to lern... When reading the above letter you might think that it was written by someone with a very low intelligence. You are wrong...

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01

Dec'16

Prysgeld vir Wenner

'n Leerder van Ebenezer Primêre Skool, Zaynice Botha (regs), is onder die top-vyf wenners in die Edublox Leerder van die jaar-Kompetisie en wen prysgeld ter waarde van RI 000. Sy het met meer as 2 000 leerders van regoor die land meegeding...

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28

Nov'16

Asleep or Awake We Retain Memory

Sleeping helps to reinforce what we've learned. And brain scans have revealed that cerebral activity associated with learning new information is replayed during sleep. But, in a study demonstrate for the first time that the brain doesn't wait until night to structure information. Day and night, the brain doesn't stop (re)working what we learn.

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27

Nov'16

Types of Human Memory

Memory is the retention of information over time. Although the word memory may conjure up an image of a singular, “all-or-none” process, it is clear that there are actually many kinds of memory, each of which may be somewhat independent of the others...

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27

Nov'16

Dyslexia, Driving and Visual Processing Deficits

Dyslexia can affect one in many areas of your life, and driving a car is one of them. This is naturally caused by the dyslexic's reading difficulties, but also by visual processing deficits. Visual processing, also called visual perception, is the way the brain interprets what the eye sees, and visual processing deficits are viewed by Edublox as a possible cause of dyslexia.

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25

Nov'16

Can St. John’s Wort Help with ADHD?

Many parents are reluctant to use prescription medications to treat children with ADHD due to concern about potential side effects. For this reason, many parents have turned to alternative remedies to treat their kids. One such remedy that is used is a herbal treatment known as St. John’s wort, available from local health food stores.

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24

Nov'16

Toets Jou Woordeskat

Nog nooit gehoor van 'n xiloteek nie! 'n Biebie is 'n wat? Die woorde hieronder staan almal in woordeboeke, maar word nie elke dag gebruik nie. As jy meer as 15 uit 29 van hierdie woorde se betekenisse ken, mag jy jouself op die skouer klop! Minder as 5 uit 29? Moenie alleen voel nie, maar jy mag dalk die vakansie wil gebruik om jou woordeskat op te skerp.

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24

Nov'16

Gesinspret: Toets Jou Kennis van Diere

Wonder jy hoe jy jou kinders en jouself hierdie Desember-vakansie gaan besig hou? Dawid van Lill se 'Die Groot Familie-vasvraboek' belowe nie net vermaak vir die hele gesin nie, maar is gewaarborg om enigeen se kennis 'n stewige hupstoot te gee. Hier is 19 vrae uit sy boek wat jou kennis oor diere toets.

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