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Grade R, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3
Memory training games There is no such thing as a bad memory. Just like any other muscle, your brain must be exercise and developed every day. Keep it in training! It will get used to repeated exercises and needs new challenges every now and again to improve and stay at its best.
From an early age, I started ‘training’ my... Read the full article
Preschool, Grade R, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
Wheat-free lunchbox ideas Packing school lunch boxes can be tricky at the best of times – the urge to fall back on a daily sandwich and an apple is sometimes overwhelming, particularly if, like me, your brain only kicks in at 9 a.m. I am clearly not a morning person!
As a gluten-intolerant, semi-allergic to food additives, newly-turned... Read the full article
Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6, Grade 7
Extra-special feel-good exam lunch boxes When my girls write their exams, I always prepare them an extra-special lunch box. Considering that they make their own lunches for the rest of the term, this is always a treat for them and they now consider it an exam tradition.
An exam lunch box covers all these options. In my girls’ schools... Read the full article
Grade R, Grade 1, Grade 2
Born in December: The battle to repeat Grade 1 Sometimes as a mother we face challenges and decisions regarding our children that cause us to revert to ‘Mommy Tiger Mode’. Towards the end of 2013 I had to make a decision regarding my Grade 1 son: He was born in late-December, emotionally unequipped for ‘big school’ and... Read the full article
Preschool, Grade R, Grade 1, Grade 2, Grade 3, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
What does a psychologist do? A psychologist helps people cope more effectively with life and emotional and mental health issues. A psychologist is usually registered in a category that determines what type of client they are working with. Those that more commonly work with children are the following: a counselling psychologist (focuses on dealing... Read the full article

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