From playschool to big school: 6 ways parents can help make the transition easier for their children

2019-01-09 16:19

"Increased demands and an unfamiliar environment can be daunting, and children need to be eased into the new situation." An expert shares how you can help make this milestone easier for your little one.

School at 3? "Let my kids be kids, president Macron"

2018-04-03 15:57

After French president Emmanuel Macron announced his plans to make school compulsory for children from the age of 3, our readers responded, some agreeing and some wishing we'd just let our kids be kids.

Is your child anxious about the first day of school?

2018-01-02 17:26

Whether primary school or tertiary, first days are a nerve-wracking affair. Here's how you can help your child adapt to their new surroundings.

How to budget for primary school 2018

2017-12-08 10:56

Making sure you know exactly what the costs for your child's school year will be, can help to avoid some nasty surprises!

Yes! You can homeschool your preschooler

2017-11-09 14:23

You don't have to send your child to preschool. They can get ready for big school right at home.

Xander apps encourages learning with local language

2016-07-18 21:38

These educational apps are cute, will keep your kids entertained and are available in 6 South African languages.

Learning materials for children

2015-01-15 14:14

These websites offer great resources, books, flash cards, posters and other learning materials for younger children.

When your child's teacher gives you bad news

2014-07-03 15:26

You’re so paranoid, you probably think this report card is about you…

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Part 1 - School readiness: Pencil grip

In this series, educational psychologist Anel Annandale chats about the 6 school readiness milestones. Here she explains the pencil grip.

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Part 3 - School readiness: Auditory analysis and synthesis

Anel Annandale, an educational psychologist,, chats about auditory analysis and synthesis as important skills for school readiness.

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Majority of schools are already full

2019-01-08 15:37

While some parents are still scrambling to get their children into schools before they reopen on Wednesday, most schools are already at full capacity.

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

2018-03-28 08:55

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

Should you send your child to Grade R?

2017-12-21 15:06

SA’s education department hopes to make Grade R compulsory, but does it really make a difference?

Does your child need to repeat Grade R?

2017-11-30 16:15

Is your child ready for big school? If you're worried at all, read on.

Early Childhood Development: How important is it?

2016-11-09 11:27

There are many important foundations we need lay for our little ones and we should explore every possible resource available to us.

Is your little one on track?

2015-05-15 12:15

Watching your child grow and develop is one of the most exiting parts of being a parent, especially in the early months when it seems every day brings a new skill.

How to pick a preschool

2014-09-29 12:08

Have you made the right choice? Does early childhood education really make such a big difference?

6 school readiness milestones

2014-05-16 14:21

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

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Part 2 - School readiness: Shape recognition

Educational psychologist Anel Annandale chats about the 6 school readiness milestones. Here she discusses shape recognition.

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Part 4 - School readiness: Emotional readiness

Educational psychologist Anel Annandale chats about emotional readiness for school.

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