It’s a fair question for parents to think about: Will it influence my child negatively to allow screen time if they prefer it over reading? Edublox investigates and shares a few tips on how to get your child excited about reading books. A recent study conducted at the Cincinnati Children’s Research Foundation tested children’s brains … Read moreCan Screen Time Replace Reading?
When it comes to individual or family recreational activities, there is never a shortage of options in South Africa. But when you live in the Eastern Cape, it’s practically criminal to not take advantage of our vast coastline and learn to surf and swim. There is no better place to learn the ropes and tricks … Read moreHave your child learn how to surf and swim at Jeffrey’s Bay Surf School
As the mid-year exams loom in a few months, children will write tests to measure how much they can remember of what they have learned. Being able to concentrate in class is a critical step in the learning process and is fundamental for success in school. When a child struggles to concentrate, a worried teacher … Read moreUnderstanding Your Child’s Concentration Problems
The SA Childcare Association launched on 31 October 2015 and has its Head Office in Pretoria. 2017 marked a very important “joining of hands” as the Managing Director of SACC appointed Leisel Petrie, Owner and Principal of Incredible Kids Daycare, also winner of Regional Business Achiever Award for Entrepreneur of the Year in 2015 by … Read moreWho are The SA Childcare Association?
By Jesica Slabbert With the revival of gaming as a popular pastime for both adults and kids, Port Elizabeth gamers were over the moon when a new gaming store, aptly named Game On, recently opened at the Lorraine Garden Centre. Owned by Nicholas Gunston, who also co-owns Gunston’s Gastropub at Bridge Street, the … Read moreGame on…Finally, Port Elizabeth’s gamers have a home
Technology has taken the world by storm and its use now pervades arguably all fields. The education sector is also embracing the potential that technology offers, with good schools and universities incorporating tech to strengthen educational outcomes. But with devices and applications now ubiquitous across generations of learning – from infants to doctoral candidates – … Read moreWhen screens replace teachers: Dangers of introducing tech in the classsroom
Much has been written about the habits and characteristics of high-achieving adults, and how they differ from everyone else. But if you’re a parent, a more compelling question may be: “What can I do to make sure my kids succeed in life?” According to researchers, one attribute that certainly helps: resilience. Instead of being victims, … Read moreWant to raise successful, strong, confident and resilient kids?
By Margaret Paul, Ph.D. Angie was brought up by rigid, authoritarian parents who kept her on a tight leash. They rarely considered her feelings about anything, showing a complete lack of empathy and compassion for her feelings and desires. If she came home five minutes late from school or from an activity, she was punished. … Read moreAuthoritarian parenting, permissive parenting, or loving parenting
Step parenting ultimately means being a step away from being a parent. Even if you have no intention of parenting, at the very least you are expected to step in when the real parent is absent. Like it or not, in a blended family you will do some parenting. Step parenting takes both, you and … Read moreStep parenting is a job for two!