Articles of Interest


Play is serious learning

Margot Sutherland, a British Psychologist, says one of the biggest complaints from adults about their own childhood, is the lack of play with their parents. Read more: https://www.mindmoves.co.za/2017/11/21/play-serious-learning/?fbclid=IwAR0iPqOefQptG-GSuEVXW7ERNhRc4S-WqWq8sJ8xIUauYs9bEu-Ks3sYg78


According To Science, There’s No Such Thing As Holding Your Baby Too Much

Don’t put that baby down. Research now says you can’t hold your baby too much. In fact, the more you snuggle with your babe, the better off they’ll be. (Twist your arm, right?) Read more: https://www.simplemost.com/new-research-shows-theres-no-thing-holding-baby-much/?partner=trueanthem&utm_campaign=trueanthem&utm_content=5cbb1f1116ce3f00014198e4&utm_medium=bestof&utm_source=facebookSM&fbclid=IwAR2_YkjM3F5xB8KWeTyPfqfBOQ2GUTEHEk8FPEahEywQVaGwj9VfciwDgVg


Preschoolers who watch TV get less sleep

Research has found that preschoolers who watch TV get less sleep than those who don’t. So how much TV can you let your kids watch? The reason for some young children struggling to sleep could be related to how much TV they watch. Read more: https://www.all4women.co.za/1753525/health/children-s-health/preschoolers-who-watch-tv-get-less-sleep?fbclid=IwAR2RF2JOgnJbaLo2x5n1japWBcM0x12jEpbKDqVV_ifGEZneGsrbUgLsmyA


New school feeder zone regulations to ensure fair access

The new school feeder zone regulations announced by the Gauteng Education Department (GDE) will ensure fair access to schools, says MEC Panyaza Lesufi. Making the announcement on Sunday, Lesufi said the new regulations mean that children will not be discriminated against based on where they live. Read more: https://www.bizcommunity.com/Article/196/498/188337.html?fbclid=IwAR386uM4bLPFxcPe7jTk7hRcwPEYSQ1o6sO9vC-Hs-bD3LhmXW7iZCc4xWk


WARNING: Early childhood development training advert a ‘hoax’

Advertisements being circulated on social media regarding training in early childhood development (ECD) have raised concerns. The department of basic education and UNICEF organisation SA said they were concerned over recent advertisements on social media regarding the training. Read more: https://rekordnorth.co.za/143639/early-childhood-training-advert-a-hoax/?fbclid=IwAR0tjHKb95zmM-MmPDoxZBb9vMNSHVWQCx-fVvdFg4zWKW8XUJLdThOz75w#.XFlOZnRmVZg.facebooka