School readiness


School readiness

'Our education sector is in crisis': Dr Mamphela Ramphele suggests five changes that could empower our children

The imposition of English as a medium of instruction under the guise of parental choice has caused untold damage to our education.

School readiness

OPINION: We need to step up parental involvement in schools

Evidence shows there is a correlation between parental involvement and the success of their children in school.

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FEEL GOOD | How this local teacher uses drama therapy to help children learn

"My teaching strategy is a combination of drama therapy, exercise warm ups and dance. I once was involved with the arts society at CPUT and learned many things there that can heal a soul,"

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WATCH: This local teacher uses hip hop dance to teach maths

Teacher, dancer, and videographer, Kurt Minnaar, says he uses what he dubs 'MathDance' as a tool to teach mathematics to his pupils.

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What parents can expect from the proposed Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill

Basic Education Minister, Angie Motshekga, will be meeting with school unions and stakeholders to discuss the Basic Education Laws Amendment (BELA) Bill draft, that has been approved by the cabinet, before proposing it to Parliament.

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Warning: This anti-bullying video will break your heart

We all should take a stand against bullying and this video makes it clear why.

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How to help your kids with homework (without doing it for them)

While it’s important to show support and model learning behaviour, there is a limit to how much help you can give without robbing your child of the opportunity to learn for themselves.

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So clever! Our favourite sustainable ways to cover those boring school books

Some of out favourite gorgeous sustainable ways to cover school books.

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Why use a school dictionary and not just Google it?

Sometimes even simple objects or concepts, e.g. ‘rake’, are explained in language only adults will understand.

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Why all children must learn code

Across the world, the conversion of information into a digital format – also called “digitalisation” – has increased productivity in the public and private sectors.

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The paparazzi at Prize Giving ceremonies in schools

The school year is coming to an end, term 4 is time for awards and celebrations.

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Here’s what teachers look for when kids start school

Turns out teachers don’t care about a child’s academic skills as much as they do about their behaviour. Here’s what they look for when kids start school.

School readiness

Education in the foundation phase is crucial, but 63% of children do not attend preschool in SA

The Department of Basic Education recently proposed a no repeat policy for Grade R to 3, but with so many children having not mastered the basics early on, their decision may well have dire consequences on education in SA.


PRINT IT: School readiness work sheets

Here are beautiful sheets, specially designed by Your Baby magazine, to help your child prepare for Grade 1.

Primary school

6 school readiness milestones

An educational psychologist from chats about the important school readiness milestones.

Development & Behaviour

How do I know when my child is ready?

What to consider before starting your child’s schooling early.


PRINT IT: Alphabet chart

Print out these gorgeous alphabet letters, decorate your child's room and teach your child the ABCs at the same time!

Development & Behaviour

Children must go to school aged 3, says French president Macron

All children in France and its overseas territories must attend school from the age of 3 from next year.
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