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All posts by Susan du Plessis

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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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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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11

May'17

Edublox Aanlyn Tutor Is Hier!

Wou jy nog altyd jou kind Edublox toe stuur maar daar is nie ’n kliniek naby nie? Of weerhou ander verpligtings, soos jou werk, jou daarvan om jou kind Edublox toe te neem? Hierdie struikelblokke is nou uit die weg geruim want Edublox Aanlyn gee kinders die voordeel van multi-sensoriese kognitiewe opleiding in die gerief van hulle eie huis.

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10

May'17

Edublox Online Tutor – Live and Kicking!

The Edublox Online Tutor team is elated to announce that we are now officially live with our online learning program -- and you are now able to buy 3-month, 6-month and 12-month packages for our Development Tutor and Reading Tutor programs!

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05

May'17

Susan on School Stuff: “Help! My Son’s School Work Is Suffering Due to Poor Sleep”

In the newest Susan on School Stuff column, Edublox advises a mom whose son is struggling with his school work as a result of poor sleep. Read more about recommended hours of sleep for different life phases and why sleep is important to achieve optimum performance.

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