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Parenting, Home and Family

23

Oct'16

The Benefits of Teaching Your Child Two Languages Early in Life

Some parents worry that teaching their children two languages early in life creates word confusion. But it seems there are more benefits than drawbacks to being bilingual as a child. A child carries these benefits into adulthood where it could delay the onset of brain ageing and Alzheimer’s disease.

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09

Oct'16

Preventing the Three D’s: Preparing Your Child for the Three R’s

When children are unable to master the three R's, they become prone to the three D's — dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia. What can parents do to prepare their children for the three R's and prevent the three D's?

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18

Sep'16

Why Puzzles Are Good for Your Child’s Development (Printable Jigsaw Puzzles Included)

You’ve probably heard that puzzles are good for your child’s mind and cognitive development; in fact, you may have received puzzles as baby shower or new baby gifts. But why are puzzles considered helpful to a child’s mental development? Here are some reasons.

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13

Sep'16

Excessive TV Watching Linked to Social Impairment during Adolescence

Results of a new study show that young children who watch too much television are at risk of victimisation and social isolation and adopting violent and antisocial behaviour towards other students at age 13.

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11

Sep'16

It’s Child’s Play: Why Play in Child Development Is so Important

Play is any activity indulged in for the pleasure it gives and not for some end result. The person plays for play’s own sake. Play differs from work, which a person engages in because he wants the end result which it can achieve.

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25

Aug'16

Help Your Child Become an ‘Academic Olympian’

As the 2016 Olympic Games came to an end, we can reflect on the achievements, camaraderie and celebration of sport on the global stage. In addition to the great successes, the Edublox reading, maths and learning clinic highlights important lessons that can be learned from the Olympic athletes, which is applicable to a child’s academic and sporting performance.

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12

Aug'16

Persistence the Difference between Mediocrity and Greatness

“It's not that I'm so smart,” Albert Einstein once said. “It's just that I stay with problems longer.” Einstein’s simple statement is a clarion call for all who seek greatness, for themselves and for their children. In the end, persistence is the difference between mediocrity and greatness. The big question is, can it be taught? Can persistence be nurtured by parents and mentors?

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01

Aug'16

Preparing Your Children for Homeschooling

When you commit to educating your children at home, you are embarking on a journey together. Life is about to change drastically for all of you, and the odds are favourable that the benefits will far outweigh any drawbacks. Your children may be excited about the change, or they might be feeling anxious. Here are a few tips to prepare your kids for homeschooling, even if your insides are turning somersaults.

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19

May'16

How TV Affects Children — The Good and the Bad

TV is a fundamental part of many children’s lives — many kids are glued to the TV for hours every day. Add the time they spend staring at DVDs, computers and video games and the screen time really mounts up. Does this do any damage, or is it a harmless way for kids to pass the time?

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20

Apr'16

Reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic — How Does Your Child Measure Up?

The three R’s of learning are reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic. A child’s ability to read, write and do arithmetic (maths) sets the foundation for their academic success, and impacts their potential for future accomplishments across-the-board.

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