How to nurture your child’s reading journey

How to nurture your child’s reading journey

Unlock the secrets to supporting your child’s reading journey in the coming year  Image: Pexels Around the globe, classrooms are embracing a Structured Literacy approach to foster effective reading skills. Parents play a pivotal role in this process, needing to...
Thousands of pupils still not placed in schools

Thousands of pupils still not placed in schools

The online application system is being blamed for thousands of pupils missing out on school. While school began a week ago, thousands of pupils in Gauteng have not yet started their academic year. Unhappy parents have resorted to visiting the district offices in...
Parental involvement in schooling enhances education

Parental involvement in schooling enhances education

Mother helping her son with his homework (Photo by: Godong/Universal Images Group via Getty Images) Afirst of its kind survey focusing on learner experiences has found that parental involvement in their child’s education has proven to result in safer environments,...
Final exams: 5 tips to beat year-end fatigue and do your best

Final exams: 5 tips to beat year-end fatigue and do your best

It’s that time of the year when students experience what is called ‘year-end fatigue’ – whether they be matrics getting ready for the most important exams of their school career, senior high school students aiming to perform at their best as they progress towards...
Children and Books in a Digital World

Children and Books in a Digital World

Reading opens up a world of possibilities for kids. Their vocabulary, imagination and curiosity expand as they learn to read. Books with rhymes, rhythms, and repetition captivate their attention. Reading books fosters brain connections essential for the development of...
19 Incredible Benefits of Reading to Children

19 Incredible Benefits of Reading to Children

There are so many benefits of reading to children and it is one of the most special activities you can engage in. It is also one of the most important. The best gift you can give your child is to start reading to them from a young age, long before they are able to...
Space at Gauteng schools tight for 2024 academic year

Space at Gauteng schools tight for 2024 academic year

Gauteng has had more than 700 000 online admissions applications to schools for 2024. Picture: iStock The Gauteng department of education is confident the placement process will go better than in previous years, despite applications to some schools being way higher...
E-Books vs. Print: What Parents Need to Know

E-Books vs. Print: What Parents Need to Know

E-books are becoming a more popular choice among kids, but is high-tech as good as print for the youngest readers? Find out how they stack up. When Maggie Moore, a suburban Denver mom, was literally weighing her packing options for a family trip, she was stumped by...
Only 32% of adults read books regularly, survey finds

Only 32% of adults read books regularly, survey finds

A survey found only 32% of adults in South Africa read books regularly.   Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga this week encouraged parents to get books for their children to stimulate a culture of reading from a young age, after a survey found only 32% of...
6 Tips to Help Your Child Read With Comprehension

6 Tips to Help Your Child Read With Comprehension

Reading with comprehension is a vital skill that lays the foundation for a child’s academic success and life-long learning. However, more than simply decoding words, children must fully comprehend what they read to benefit from the reading experience. Shortfalls in...