In a country where the majority live in dire poverty, literacy is ‘food for thought’, nurturing growth of individuals and empowering them to bring about positive change in their own circumstances.
When your little one’s imaginary friend joins the family for dinner or he/she hauls out a make-believe cash register to run a pretend supermarket, don’t be alarmed. Fantasy play is largely beneficial and an integral part of early childhood development.
Research has shown that up to 25% of children at the age of four and an estimated 10% of South African children aged between four and 15 years old experience bedwetting.
Starting a new school can be unsettling for both parents and children, so if you plan on helping your child do better at school, it’s best to get clued up early on signs of potential problems such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
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Very young children demonstrate a natural interest in exploring ‘everyday’ mathematical and scientific concepts. From counting most things they interact with, to creating patterns with different colours and building blocks of all shapes and sizes.
Try these easy activities that focus on more than one developmental area at a time, as recommended by Anel Annandale, Mysmartkid’s educational psychologist.