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Bridging the learning gap

By Danielle Barfoot

While it is often easy to identify children who are at possible risk of falling behind in their learning, addressing these children’s individual learning needs remains a challenge. Many schools simply do not have the staff or resources to intervene intensively in order to give struggling learners the chance of successfully completing a grade.

6 tips to successfully home educate more than one child

Not all parents who decide on home education only has one child – home educated families come in all shapes and sizes and generally include children in multiple grades.

 

If you are considering home education, but are concerned about how you’ll manage teaching more than one child or that the age gap between your children is too wide, here are some suggestions to make it work.

 

What’s the problem?

Kids face a variety of problems – they may struggle academically, experience issues with friends, have trouble on the sports field or find it difficult to complete a specific task.

The homework debate

The topic of homework has divided parents, educators and child development specialists around the world for years. While some people feel that homework is unnecessary, excessive and too stressful for children, others believe that it teaches them essential skills. So, who is right?

In a sense, everyone. 

Autism – what you need to know

The number of autism cases are increasing worldwide. Yet the symptoms of this conditions are often so vague and subtle that parents and even medical experts find it difficult to pinpoint what exactly is wrong with a child. In addition, there is an enormous lack of education and awareness about autism, which often prevents it from being diagnosed and treated correctly. April is autism awareness month – here is what parents should know.

Autism is a neuro-biological development disorder that is characterised mainly by social, communication and behavioural problems.

Maak leer pret met paaseiers

Danielle Barfoot

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Plastiekpaaseiers bied ’n prettige manier om ’n hele klomp vaardighede te ontwikkel. Jy kan dié eiers gebruik om jou kind op ’n prettige en kreatiewe manier te help leer wanneer hy die lekkernye wat binne-in weggesteek is, opgeëet het. 

Kweek ’n klein boekwurm

Danielle Barfoot

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Biblioteekweek vind van 14 tot 21 Maart plaas en die fokus is vanjaar op lewenslange leer en die bemagtiging van jong lesers. Met die skoolvakansie om die draai, is dit nou die perfekte tyd om jou naaste biblioteek te besoek en jou kind aan die lees te kry!

Die waarde van goeie sig

Danielle Barfoot

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Tot 80% van dit wat ’n kind leer, is visueel – dink maar aan lees, skryf, werk van die swartbord afskryf en rekenaargebruik. Dit beteken dat goeie gesigsvermoë noodsaaklik is. As ’n kind nie goed kan sien nie, kan sy opvoeding daaronder lei.

Die skoolprojek-strikvraag

Danielle Barfoot

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As jou kind met ’n projek by die huis opdaag – of hy ’n meesterstuk uit macaroni of ’n skouspelagtige model van die sonnestelsel moet skep – ontstaan ’n belangrike vraag: hoe betrokke moet jy raak?

'n Bok vir sports

Danielle Barfoot

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