Articles of Interest


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


Early learning shake-up on the cards

Early childhood education (ECD) is due for a major shake-up this year, with the State being told to transform community crèches into institutions that are more educational. Read more: https://www.iol.co.za/the-star/news/early-learning-shake-up-on-the-cards-18662928?fbclid=IwAR3fKe_k-Ufsymr2RbOHuKWXS2LDSS0SH8HuQU0lIsrJxzYKBkVVPpX2yEQ


Pitching a super-ministry for child governance: A wish list for the future

The concept of The Quantified Child, borrowed from the quantified self, takes a holistic view of all the child-related metrics. The child super-ministry will track the status of each child across areas such as health, education, sports, and general well-being, using the latest digital tools. Read more: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/opinionista/2018-07-12-pitching-a-super-ministry-for-child-governance-a-wish-list-for-the-future/?fbclid=IwAR3MZWos-ORKD6twup_BBiwkVP1ZrqRj3-1itu2uzUKKiaYlePBcDF_91Tw#.W02nocYwmBI.facebook


Study links wet wipes to kids’ food allergies

When the use of wet wipes, along with other environmental factors and certain genetic factors coexist, it can cause kids’ food allergies. Read more: https://www.all4women.co.za/1428237/health/children-s-health/study-links-wet-wipes-kids-food-allergies?fbclid=IwAR2OPmgHtsZCS4x4HXPD1BlZS3YU1TxoMFCY4YYtsEWorBC-SZ_jMLiTFjU


Early childhood development practitioners ‘lack qualifications’

ECD practitioners are crucial in the development of children between zero to six years. More than 1 600 early childhood development (ECD) practitioners in Gauteng don’t have a single qualification. Read more: https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/1902990/early-childhood-development-practitioners-lack-qualifications/?fbclid=IwAR27D8DI1y0gQVhQGpVA3W6bUJ-o_l8eTpl1_tpi2lDg23kAF_ep1uezbg8#.Wt8MKp2criQ.facebook


The Science Of Emotional Regulation

Emotional regulation is not something we are born with. Toddlers have no emotional regulation skills. Their emotions can swing like a pendulum. Helping our kids learn to self-regulate is one of the most important tasks in raising children. Read more: https://www.parentingforbrain.com/self-regulation-toddler-temper-tantrums/?fbclid=IwAR3Ab1lHFRjcqNdDc_lW6KMFxFnebHk2OTJNhnaoGLwkYNh3k5JkGibf_sY