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All posts by Susan du Plessis

25

May'17

Criss-Cross 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. Scroll down for the solution.

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25

May'17

Sukkel Jou Kind met Lees en Leer?

Het jou kind die vermoë om akademies uit te blink, maar bereik steeds nie sy volle potensiaal nie? Sukkel jou kind om te konsentreer, beplan en organiseer? Het hy 'n swak geheue? Dalk is lees vir hom ‘n probleem? Sukkel hy om tussen b en d te onderskei? Lees hy stadig en hakkelrig, of sukkel hy om te verstaan wat hy lees?...

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24

May'17

Video Goes Viral: “A Normal Day”

Vlogger Esther Anderson created “A Normal Day,” a video that shows a mom’s exhausting day with her two young children from both her perspective and her daughter’s perspective. While the mom is worn out trying to keep it together with a crying infant and messy toddler, her daughter’s memories show something really special.

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23

May'17

Oplossings vir Leesprobleme

Leesprobleme is ‘n werklikheid. Skokresultate toon dat Suid-Afrikaanse leerders konstant onderpresteer en nie net onder die swakste ter wêreld gereken word nie, maar ook onder die swakste in Afrika. Volgens Graeme Bloch, outeur van 'The Toxic Mix — What’s Wrong with South Africa’s Schools and How to Fix It', is 60% tot 80% van ons skole disfunksioneel...

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22

May'17

Four Ways to Improve Your Child’s Working Memory

Working memory is increasingly recognised as a crucial cognitive skill and by improving our working memory we may be able to realise gains in key areas, from school to work to retirement. Here are a few ways to improve your child's (or you own) working memory.

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16

May'17

Susan on School Stuff: The Importance of Gross Motor Skills

In this week’s ‘Susan on School Stuff’ column, Edublox discusses the importance of gross motor skills, and how these skills can influence children’s ability to write well and even to concentrate in the classroom. For more information about how deficits with motor skills can be addressed, visit www.edubloxsa.co.za.

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16

May'17

Spelling en Handskrif in ‘n Digitale Wêreld

Hoekom moet kinders nog die vaardigheid van spelling en ’n netjiese handskrif bemeester in 'n wêreld waarin speltoetsers en sleutelborde alledaagse hulpmiddels geword het? Is dit nie net so argaïes as om te probeer trigonometrie deurkom sonder die hulp van ’n wetenskaplike sakrekenaar nie?

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14

May'17

Marijuana Use Tied to Poorer School Performance

When high school students started smoking marijuana regularly they were less likely to get good grades and want to pursue university, according to a new study from the University of Waterloo.

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13

May'17

Bilingual Babies Learn Languages Faster than Monolingual Babies

Some parents may worry whether teaching their babies two languages concurrently will overburden their babies' minds, while some may wonder if babies get confused learning two very different languages from birth. These concerns are unfounded, according to the latest findings by psychologists from the National University of Singapore (NUS).

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12

May'17

Phonics Works: Sounding Out Words Best Way to Teach Reading

Research published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General has shown that learning to read by sounding out words (a teaching method known as phonics) has a dramatic impact on the accuracy of reading aloud and comprehension.

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