Why children need school holidays

Schools are closing all around the country for the long summer holidays this week and I’m sure many parents are gritting their teeth and bracing themselves for the increased chaos awaiting them when they get home from work and the inevitable nagging chorus of “We’re bored! What can we do?”  Admittedly school holidays don’t necessarily […]

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Helping older kids with poor handwriting

Poor handwriting is most often caused by an inefficient pencil grip and poor fine motor control.  When teachers and education specialists observe poor handwriting in young children they will usually refer the child to an Occupational Therapist to help change their inefficient grip to the preferred, dynamic tripod pencil grip and to improve their fine […]

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Violence in schools

Violent behaviour in schools has undoubtedly increased in recent decades.  For a short period following the Morne Harmse (Samurai sword killer) case things seemed to have calmed down and education specialists and teachers were all keeping their fingers crossed, hoping that was the last violent attack – but recent incidences of violence suggest that we […]

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