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All posts by Susan du Plessis

17

Jun'19

4 Common Brain Myths Set Straight

If you assumed that any of the above neuromyths were true, you are not alone. According to research done by Macdonald et al. the general public believe 68 percent of common neuromyths, educators endorse 56 percent, and even respondents with neuroscience training believe 46 percent.

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23

May'19

Study: Time Parents Spend with Children Key to Academic Success

The time parents spend with their children has a powerful effect on their educational achievement, according to a large study with a novel approach. Researchers analysed data on children in Israel who lost a parent through death or divorce.

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23

May'19

Does Story Time With an E-Book Change How Parents and Toddlers Interact?

Picking what book to read isn't the only choice families now make at story time -- they must also decide between the print or electronic version. But traditional print books may have an edge over e-books when it comes to quality time shared between parents and their children, a new study suggests.

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23

May'19

10-Dag Intensiewe Vakansiekursus Verbeter Lees & Leer

Vra jouself…. Het my kind sy hoop om ooit vlot te kan lees verloor? Ly hy aan 'n swak selfbeeld as gevolg van leerprobleme en/of swak skoolprestasie? Is daar 'n moontlikheid dat hy hierdie jaar gaan druip? As jy "ja" geantwoord het op enige van die bostaande vrae, is ons intensiewe vakansiekursus dalk die antwoord vir jou!

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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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