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All posts by Susan du Plessis

19

Mar'17

Edublox Leessentrums: Die Antwoord vir Leesprobleme

Lees is die belangrikste vaardigheid wat ‘n kind op skool moet verwerf, want hy leer om te lees met ‘n bepaalde doel voor oë: sodat hy kan lees om te leer. Om behoorlik te kan lees is dus die grondslag van, of voorvereiste vir leersukses op skool, en uiteindelik ook ‘n belangrike bepaler van ‘n mens se beroepsukses in die toekoms...

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18

Mar'17

Poor Working Memory Impedes Academic Success, Preventing Children from Achieving Their Potential

According to researchers from Durham University, children who underachieve at school may just have poor working memory rather than low intelligence. On the positive side learners with a strong working memory are likely to do well maintaining focus and attention in a variety of academic settings, and improving working memory can boost...

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17

Mar'17

Maths Difficulties Are Real: How Edublox Can Help

In today’s world, mathematical knowledge, reasoning, and skills are also no less important than the ability to read. Whether in science, business, or daily living, we cannot escape the use of numbers. Every job, from the rocket scientist to the sheep herder, requires the use of maths! So how do we help a child with maths learning difficulties?

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09

Mar'17

Blueberry Concentrate Improves Brain Function in Older People

Drinking concentrated blueberry juice improves brain function in older people, according to research by the University of Exeter. In the study, healthy people aged 65-77 who drank concentrated blueberry juice every day showed improvements in cognitive function, blood flow to the brain and activation of the brain while carrying out cognitive tests...

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23

Feb'17

Maak Jou Kind Só Lief vir Lees en Leer

“Ek haat lees! Ek wil nooit weer in my lewe ‘n boek lees nie!” Dis nie woorde wat ouers wil hoor nie, veral nie ouers wat die waarde van lees besef nie. Die kans dat ‘n kind wat sukkel met lees van lees sal hou is klein. Die eerste stap is dus om seker te maak ‘n kind kan goed lees, en ook met begrip....

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27

Sep'16

Building Blocks Activate Spatial Ability in Children Better than Board Games

Research from Indiana University has found that structured block-building games improve spatial abilities in children to a greater degree than board games. The study measured the relative impact of two games -- a structured block-building game and a word-spelling board game -- on children's spatial processing...

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18

Mar'16

Sukkel Jou Kind met Aandag en Konsentrasie? Daar Is Hulp!

Konsentrasie, ook genoem aandag, is belangrik vir leer. Gebrekkige aandag kan ’n beduidende faktor wees van gedrags- en leerprobleme soos byvoorbeeld hiperaktiwiteit en aandaggebreksindroom (ADD). Daar is ten minste vier baie belangrike aspekte wat in gedagte gehou moet word wanneer dit kom by konsentrasie:

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01

Dec'15

Leesbegrip Is die Doel van Lees

Leesbegrip is die doel van lees. Die rede waarom ons lees is immers om sin te maak uit dit wat op die bladsy geskryf staan. Wanneer ’n kind vlot lees, aanvaar ons dat sy verstaan wat sy gelees het, maar 3 tot 10% van vlot lesers begryp nie wat hulle gelees het nie. Hoewel daar ander redes mag wees, is die algemene oorsake van ’n gebrek aan leesbegrip die volgende...

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