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Should you be getting rid of the TV for the kids’ sake?

I grew up in a house where we spent about 90% of our free time watching Television.  We watched the 7 am cartoon while we were having breakfast and tuned in to K-TV when we got back from school in the afternoons.  My mother had the good sense to deny us access to the TV […]

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A call to South African Educators

My experience in working both as a teacher and later as an Educational psychologist in school settings has helped me appreciate exactly how crucial a role educators play in the lives of our children. It is a thankless, never-ending job.  A teacher’s day typically starts just after 7 am (if it’s not staff meetings, it’s […]

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Why do children lie

Actor Al Pacino once famously said: “I always tell the truth, even when I’m lying”.  And like old Al, very few adults can claim to have always told the truth (cross your heart and hope to die).   But where does it start and why do children lie? Young children usually lie in an effort to protect […]

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Kids learning to do maths: Early numeracy skills

How effectively are our kids learning to do maths? A recent report on the Annual National Assessments conducted in 2011 suggests that fewer than half of the learners in our country were able to demonstrate that they have at least partially achieved the competencies specified in the curriculum.  Mastering mathematics is a tricky business and […]

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94.5 KFM Interview

Tune into 94.5 KFM between now and 5pm for my interview with Carmel of Eye Witness News about some of the problems currently facing Education in our country. Anel AnnandaleAnel Annandale is a prominent Educational Psychologist with a passion for early childhood development and a special interest in neuropsychology. She is experienced in the field […]

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