Preschoolers

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Dyscalculia: ‘Maths dyslexia’ or why so many children struggle with numbers

You’ve probably heard of dyslexia, but have you heard of dyscalculia before? Maybe not, given that children with dyscalculia – or mathematical learning difficulties...
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Choosing the right spectacle frames & lenses for your child

As a parent, you have done the right thing by taking your toddler or child for their annual professional eye examination. But what if...

10 ways bullying behaviour can be stopped if parents get more involved

Bullying has been put on the radar this month, as July has been recognised as National Mental Illness Awareness Month. To highlight the need...
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9 great books to help your child deal with bullies

These wonderful picture books provide stories to help you explore bullying behaviour with your child, and give them the tools to deal with bullies....
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South Africa’s children aren’t getting the mental health care they need

Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has received increased scientific, clinical and public attention over the past few decades. It’s the most common psychiatric disorder in children...
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What to consider when buying a rug for your child’s bedroom

From the very first moment that your child goes into their own bedroom, it becomes their haven. It is their safe place and it...
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How to approach your child’s teacher

It is difficult to know when to contact your child’s school for feedback on their progress. While you don’t want to be too needy...
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5 things to consider before you hire a tutor for your child

Private tutoring is a growing business, with people spending hundreds of billions of dollars. But is it worth it? And how does a person...
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How to make reading fun – and part of life beyond the school room

The love of reading is one of the greatest gifts an adult can give to a child. Pragmatically, reading proficiently helps with school work....
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The true value of dance classes for kids

Dance classes seem to be a part of many children’s lives. This is because parents recognise the benefits a dance class can provide: physical...
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