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What is Gymathstics®? Gymathstics® is an educational math program designed to meet each child’s individual learning style in a fun and easy way. Children learn through 3 learning styles and there are three types of learners: Visual Learner Auditory Learner Kinesthetic learner The Gymathstics® approach caters for every learner, thereby creating a multi-sensory approach to […]

As your pregnancy progresses into the second and then third trimesters you will find that you are having more aches and pains. Backache, pelvic pain and hip pain are all very common during pregnancy and your chances of having these symptoms will increase as your pregnancy progresses and puts more strain on your body. If […]

Play is the single most important activity in a child’s day. Children achieve 90% of their learning through play.  Through play our little ones are making sense of the new experiences they are encountering on a daily basis. Furthermore, our little ones are learning to understand and process the complex emotions attached to these experiences […]

Education is not merely about improving one’s memory and spitting out facts but rather, it is about developing the intellect. The intellect and conceptualisation are sparked when an atmosphere of expansion is created. In essence, when learners are allowed freedom of thought, movement and creativity they are can connect with their true potential…  Learning is […]

Parenting is a complex topic that can be discussed, disputed and hypothesized about, and still, there are yet to be any conclusive results on the exact scientific, or psychological understanding about the actual effects of different parenting styles. What we do know, is that hovering as a parenting technique can have unintended consequences. Surely if […]

You know the day is coming.  You think about it every spare moment. You dread it.  What to do with your little one when you go back to work! Let’s face it, very few parents are lucky enough to have the financial means to let mom stay at home for a number of years before […]

Parents to be, have the unique opportunity to create a better brain for their unborn child from day one.  When a baby is born she born with unlimited potential but the experiences she has in her life will determine the outcome of that potential. Experience = learning.  No experience = no learning. Lots of experience […]

If your child is in Grade 4, she may have been exposed to class and term tests since the start of the year. But the idea of writing examinations for the first time can be daunting. Thankfully, there is a lot you can do to help her prepare.  Get organised The first thing to focus […]

It fosters independent learning Several studies have documented the benefits of independent learning and its impact on academic and career success. A Foldscope allows a child to immerse herself in science according to her interests. Using a Foldscope illustrates that learning without intervention from teachers or parents can be an exciting adventure. It stimulates curiosity […]