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All posts by Susan du Plessis

24

Apr'19

Teach Your Child To Love Books

This article shows parents how to instil a passion for books in their child. It includes advice on reading books with young children and how to encourage an older child to love books. There are tips on providing books without spending much.

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11

Apr'19

Study: Listening to Music ‘Significantly Impairs’ Creativity

The popular view that music enhances creativity has been challenged by researchers who say it has the opposite effect. Researchers suggest this may be because music disrupts verbal working memory.

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07

Apr'19

Criss-Cross Crossword 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. The solution is provided below (don't spoil the fun by checking!).

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07

Apr'19

Five Ways to Help Your Child’s Language Development

Language development is essential for reading and communication skills later in life. Parents are the main influencers of language in early childhood. This article shares five ways for parents to boost their child’s language development every day.

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14

Jan'19

Study: Cognitive Skills and their Impact on Academic Achievement

Edublox Online Tutor provides a free online assessment to measure a number of cognitive skills, specifically visual sequential memory, auditory memory, iconic memory and logical reasoning. Sixty-four Grade 2 students of an inner-city school in Pretoria took the test after which their test scores were correlated with their academic grades using the Pearson Correlation.

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13

Jan'19

Video: Só Word Disleksie Oorkom

Maddie sal nooit kan lees nie, het professioneles voorspel. Mense wat haar geëvalueer het, het gesê hulle het nog nooit tevore disleksie so ernstig soos met haar gesien nie, en dat haar ouers moet probeer om dinge te vind wat Maddie buite akademie mee suksesvol kan wees, omdat sy nooit in 'n akademiese omgewing sal aard nie.

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02

Nov'18

Research Project on Auditory Memory: The Overlooked Learning Skill Deficiency

Sixty-four Grade 2 students were randomly divided into three groups: the first group completed 28 hours of Edublox's Development Tutor over three weeks; a second group was exposed to standard computer games, while a third group continued with schoolwork...

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15

Oct'18

16 Facts About Dyslexia

Where does the term dyslexia come from? How common is the problem? Is dyslexia tied to IQ? Does the dyslexic’s brain differ from the normal reader’s brain? Was Albert Einstein dyslexic?

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15

Sep'18

Lees Jou Kind Vlot Maar Sonder Begrip?

Wanneer ‘n kind vlot kan lees word daar sommer net aangeneem dat sy begrip ook goed is, maar tussen drie en tien persent van daardie kinders verstaan meeste van die tyd nie wat hulle lees nie.

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13

Sep'18

Teaching Reading IS Rocket Science

Contrary to the popular theory that learning to read is natural and easy, learning to read is a complex linguistic achievement," Dr Louisa Moats writes in her booklet Teaching Reading IS Rocket Science. "For many children, it requires effort and incremental skill development."

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