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Among the many popular ‘must-have’ children’s toys, there are those that have real educational and developmental benefits
With Mandela Day, 18 July, on the horizon, Learning in Reach is inviting you to spend 67 fun-filled and engaging minutes creating maths and literacy materials
How to best care for your child’s uniform and save money in the long run
Deciding on the right school for your child is probably one of the biggest decisions you as a parent will make
When it comes to education every institution, expert, teacher and parent has been searching for the perfect formula to make learning easy and exciting. To make it something that students want to do, want to engage with and want to excel in. It makes sense. Instead of complaints about ‘Why me’ and ‘I hate you’ whenever studies are mentioned, most people would prefer to hear ‘Oh, yes please’ or ‘Can I study now?’
Most of what a child learns is through their eyes and when their vision is impaired their ability to learn through what they see is also impaired. At school, hampered vision translates into hampered academic performance.
In today’s society, both young and old are increasingly cared for in isolated age groups. Children hardly mix with the elderly, especially those who are less able. Equally, many older people feel lonely and disconnected from society, especially in a retirement home environment.
While the idea of digital devices in the classroom is still frowned upon in some circles, many schools have reported great improvements in education through the active use of laptops, smartphones and tablets.
Jessi Sunkel, from e² Young Engineers South Africa, discusses why it is essential to make learning fun.
When making a choice that will shape your child’s future, asking the right questions is crucial

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