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All posts by Susan du Plessis

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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03

May'17

Vra vir Susan: Voordele van Tweetaligheid

My seuntjie is 15 maande oud en praat nog nie. Ek is Afrikaans en my man is Engels. Nou wonder ons of dit nie die oorsaak van die probleem is nie. Miskien verwar ons hom. Moet ons eerder net een taal kies en daarby hou? Dit sal moeilik wees, maar ter wille van ons kind sal ons dit doen.

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29

Apr'17

Bilingual Baby Brains Show Increased Activity in Executive Function Regions

Many brain studies show that bilingual adults have more activity in areas associated with executive function, a set of mental abilities that includes problem-solving, shifting attention and other desirable cognitive traits. Now new findings reveal that this bilingualism-related difference in brain activity is evident as early as 11 months of age...

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28

Apr'17

Diagnosed Autism Linked to Maternal Grandmother’s Smoking in Pregnancy

Scientists from the University of Bristol have looked at all 14,500 participants in children of the 90s and found that if a girl's maternal grandmother smoked during pregnancy, the girl is 67 percent more likely to display certain traits linked to autism, such as poor social communication skills and repetitive behaviours.

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27

Apr'17

Video: Finland’s Revolutionary Education System

About three decades ago, Finland had an educational system that were doing terribly and they looked around and they go, "okay what are we going to do about this, we gotta revamp the whole thing." Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discuss the revolutionary educational system Finland has instituted and the results of that system on the education of their children.

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27

Apr'17

Research Results: Multitasking Overloads the Brain

Previous research shows that multitasking, which means performing several tasks at the same time, reduces productivity by as much as 40 percent. Now researchers has found that changing tasks too frequently interferes with brain activity. This may explain why the end result is worse than when a person focuses on one task at a time.

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27

Apr'17

Wat Veroorsaak Leesprobleme?

Lees word beskou as die belangrikste vaardigheid wat 'n kind op skool moet bemeester, omdat hy moet leer om te lees sodat hy kan lees om te leer. Die implikasie hiervan is dat die kind wat 'n goeie leser is ook 'n goeie leerder sal wees.

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27

Apr'17

Cognitive Skills Differ Across Cultures and Generations

An innovative study of children and parents in both Hong Kong and the United Kingdom reveals cultural differences in important cognitive skills among adolescents but not their parents...

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