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All posts by Susan du Plessis

12

May'19

Leer Afrikaans: Idiome

Idiome word ook spreekwoorde, gesegdes of segswyses genoem. Idiome het gewoonlik 'n dieper betekenis wat uit die tradisies, geskiedenis en leefwyse van 'n volk gegroei het. Afrikaans is besonder ryk aan idiome; hier is 'n paar voorbeelde.

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12

Apr'19

Woordsoek vir Kinders – Vermaaklik Sowel as Opvoedkundig

Woordsoeke is vermaaklik sowel as opvoedkundig. Konsentrasie, 'n waardevolle en toenemend skaars vaardigheid, word verbeter, sowel as visuele skerpte, omdat die oë opgelei word om vir klein besonderhede te soek. Woordsoeke bevorder ook spelling...

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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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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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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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22

Jul'18

Study: Key Social Reward Circuit in the Brain Impaired in Autistic Kids

Children and adolescents with autism have a surplus of synapses in the brain, and this excess is due to a slowdown in a normal brain “pruning” process during development, according to a study by neuroscientists at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC).

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22

Jul'18

Digital Media May Put Youth at Risk for ADHD

Teens who spend lots of time using digital devices are prone to psychiatric problems, reports a team of scientists in a new study. Children who are heavy users of digital devices are twice as likely as infrequent users to show symptoms of ADHD, the study finds.

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