How to improve your child’s maths skills at home

Guiding you child to understand maths According to the World Economic Forum’s global information report of 2016, South Africa was ranked 137 out of 139 countries for its quality of maths and science education. The report ranked South Africa’s mathematics and science education lower than Nigeria, Mozambique and Malawi. With these statistics and the worry … Read moreHow to improve your child’s maths skills at home

How to teach your child to love reading

Mother and child reading

According to research carried out by the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study, between 2011 and 2016, 58% percent of grade 4 children in South Africa cannot read for meaning and 29% are completely illiterate. With these dire statistics, it’s no wonder that parents are determined to instil a love of reading in their children. … Read moreHow to teach your child to love reading

Singing to your children can improve their speech and language development

Singing can improve your child's speech and language development

No one can deny the power of music. It can stir up emotions within us, soothe and calm, excite and stimulate and sometimes makes us want to dance. Moving to a rhythm, dancing, beating a drum, performing actions and singing the words of familiar songs are fun and engaging ways to stimulate your child’s social, … Read moreSinging to your children can improve their speech and language development

The benefits of sensory play for your child

Sensory play with your child

From birth to early childhood, children use their five senses to make sense of the world around them. According to childhood development experts, providing opportunities for your child to use their senses and explore through play, is vital for their brain development. Children solve problems using their five senses- sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. … Read moreThe benefits of sensory play for your child

Understanding Your Child’s Concentration Problems

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

Who are The SA Childcare Association?

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?

When screens replace teachers: Dangers of introducing tech in the classsroom

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

What your child’s teacher wants to tell you, but can’t…

Children learning

By Chrizelle Prinsloo Dear parents…Your child’s teacher is one of the default members of the village, who helps you to raise your child. Here are examples of things that don’t make its way onto the school newsletter that teachers would like parents to know. 1. I care about your child as if he/she is my … Read moreWhat your child’s teacher wants to tell you, but can’t…

Why you should enroll your child into the Young Entrepreneurs 2018 class

Education Class Clever Girl

Times have changed. Gone are the days where we used to ask our children, “So what do you want to be when you grow up?”. Now we are asking ourselves, “How are my children going to get a job when they grow up?”, Because over the last decade, young people between the ages of 15-34 … Read moreWhy you should enroll your child into the Young Entrepreneurs 2018 class