Home Schooling Q&A

Monday, 09 March 2015 posted by

By: Department of Basic Education   About home schooling Do you prefer to teach your child at home? If so, apply to the head of your provincial Department of Education to register your child for home schooling. You can either teach your child or hire a tutor to do so. The lessons you offer your

Dictionary Name Game

Thursday, 05 March 2015 posted by

                Required: Dictionary Pen and paper What’s in a name? A great opportunity for learning new words—with the help of a dictionary. During breakfast, snack time, or any time you and your child want to expand your vocabularies and have some fun, pull out a dictionary. Then ask

Language Play

Thursday, 05 March 2015 posted by

By: Family Education               Directions Learn simple words in different languages. Teach your child to count to ten in other languages and to say simple words like “hello,” “good-bye,” and “thank you.” Have a theme day when you locate a country on the map and talk about the unique

By: GDE The Gauteng Department of Education is inviting publishers, developers and suppliers of resources and materials for Special Schools to submit resources for evaluation for updating the Inclusion and Special Schools (ISS) catalogue. Resources for ISS are required in all official languages. Relevant resources for teachers’ reference will also be considered. Please submit only

Despite lip service to the inclusion of local childrearing knowledge and practices in South African ECD programming and a growing focus on diversity, most local models and curriculum guidelines privilege Western child development theory and models of ECD provision. While local and global knowledge will necessarily exist side by side, a recent assessment of local

Parental Guideline Booklet

Monday, 02 March 2015 posted by

 By: GBE The purpose of the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) booklet is to help family members who want to support a school going child. By support we mean: • Making sure that your child has a place in school • Understanding the policies that govern schools • Helping your child to do well at

Music Activities for kids

Thursday, 26 February 2015 posted by
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By: How stuff works   These music activities for kids are designed to encourage kids’ interest in music. Every kid becomes curious about music at some stage of his or her life; why not help them to discover the magical world of music? Make music and try something fun and different with these music activities

Creating a Musical Home Environment

Thursday, 26 February 2015 posted by

By: PBS Parent   Your child spends more time at home than any other place. This is especially true at preschool age, but even after kids begin school, home is still the predominant source of most experiences. It’s the parents’ responsibility to create the environment in the home, so it’s important that you include music

Abstract   The aim of this study was to determine the influence of school readiness on school performance in Grade 1 and Grade 7 with specific reference to Home Language and Numeracy. The empirical study was conducted by means of quantitative research, specifically a longitudinal panel study. Through a purposive method of sampling, one school

Introduction   This paper will analyse research into reading levels in South African schools to provide a context for an exploration of the factors that contribute to these levels, including the way in which the sequencing and pacing of the literacy curriculum in school systems entrenches unequal literacy outcomes. The role of Foundation Phase literacy