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Camping and sensory experiences for children

Whilst sitting next to a mud pool on a recent camping trip to the beautiful Magaliesburg mountains, this question came to mind: What kind of experiences are we giving our children and what kind of experiences are we not giving our children without knowing...unconsciously? In this modern day and age (and I don't have to [...]

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Fussy children in the classroom

Jessica has just started attending preschool. She is a bright child with good language skills but is unhappy in her new class. She struggles to adapt to the classroom routine and don't fit in very well. She rarely smiles and has not established any relationships with her peers. She is a very picky eater with [...]

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Learning through touch at home

The sound of a revving engine and screeching brakes alerts me to the fact that my last client of the day has arrived. My little client, Sean, runs into the practice with mom Andrea hot on his heels, trying to wipe the dirt off his face to no avail! "Eeeeee...boommmm...crrrrrash....." he heads straight for the [...]

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Learning through touch at school

Caleb is a four year old child who attends pre-school. He loves playing and constantly explores his environment. He uses his sense of touch to make more sense of his world and seek out as many opportunities as possible for tactile stimulation. He is dirty from head to toe at the end of the day. [...]

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End of year teacher stress

Christmas is around the corner and the last school term is rushing along, placing loads of stress and pressure on our teachers and children. We need to finish this year on a high note. In the world of education, teachers probably play the most important role in preparing our children for the world of work. [...]

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Homework: A positive learning experience or a nightmare?

The third week into Grade 0 has given me just a little more insight into the realities of being a (working!!) mom. Managing the early morning rush (yes, sometimes eating breakfast, brushing teeth, applying sunscreen and make-up in the car!!), the afternoon routine and the preparations for the next day is a mammoth task. A [...]

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The impact of technology on children’s learning and behaviour

It is holiday time for my 3 year-old daughter and I must say an extremely difficult time for me. I feel frustrated in having to manage "screen time" which is controlling time spend on cell phones, iPads, tablets, laptops, TV, leapfrog devices, PlayStations and Wii's - yes you heard right, Wii because it still has [...]

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Kissing for sensitive kids

Being the parent of a sensory sensitive young son, has its own set of minor challenges, from cutting out labels from clothing, finding seamless socks or avoiding any yogurt or juice with 'bits' in them. These irritations are liveable though and is a much needed adjustment to make life easier for him and I. These [...]

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Five tools at your fingertips to help children concentrate better in class

Children are unique and yet we expect them to all fit “in the box” at school , doing the same activities and having breaks at the same time.  Just as their personalities, strengths and attributes differ, so do the different types of activities that will help them improve focus and concentration.  It all has to [...]

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Twenty habits of highly effective parents

Parenting is one of the most difficult and important things in the world to do.  And it does not come with a “user-manual”.  You have to rely on instincts and by the way they do matter more than google (even though I am a huge google fan).   You also need to realise that you are [...]

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