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Creating ‘Space’ For Learning At Home

Creating ‘Space’ For Learning At Home

1. Create a physical space This space should be a place in your home where you can connect with your child. An ideal space should have no visual distractions like a TV nearby that is on, or be in your main living area where the family gathers. You need to have physical space for you both to be able to sit down together comfortably, either on chairs or on the floor. In the space have it equipped with simple stationary, pencils, etc so that you do not need to leave the area more than required, as this can cause a...


How To Be a Present Parent

How To Be a Present Parent

We are our children's first teachers and advocates.  So many times we wonder what else is there that we could be doing to support our own child's growth and development and the truth is being present is key. We have to take time to listen to them, observe them, and celebrate their growth.  The following link is an address by Dr. Adam Fraser who wrote the book The Third Space. His research is on transitioning from work to home, and how to be able to, in a way, let the day go, so that you can turn up and be...


10 Tips for Parents on 'How To Survive Your Child's First Day at School'

10 Tips for Parents on 'How To Survive Your Child's First Day at School'

Let's face it.... there are going to be tears! I am not talking about those little ones that gather in the corner of your eye and that you brush off to the side of your cheek. I am talking about a full capitulation of head on steering wheel, face full of mascara and searching for cake, type of tears.  Some ways to avoid this, however, is to plan!  1) Be organised. Have all school gear out the night before reading for in the morning.  2) Add an extra 15 minutes to your time plan. Someone is bound to forget something,...