Early Learning

Celebrating International Day of Play: Challenges Faced by Babies in the Cape Flats

On June 11th, we celebrate the International Day of Play. For babies in the Cape Flats, bonding through play is hindered by various factors that affect their early development and parent-infant interactions. Today’s blog highlights four key challenges: Violence and Gang Activity  The pervasive violence and gang activity in the Cape Flats create a stressful …

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International Literacy Day

This week we are celebrating global literacy! UNESCO declared the 8th of September to be ‘International Literacy Day’ in 1966 and it has been celebrated every year since. The International Literacy Day (ILD) theme for 2021 is ‘Literacy for a human-centred recovery: Narrowing the digital divide’. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a negative effect on …

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Stimulating Your Baby’s Five Senses: The Most Effective Toys

Effective learning toys that stimulate a baby’s five sensory areas help increase infant brain development. The five senses are the most valuable tools to an infant’s growth. Sensory Stimulation There are many forms of environmental stimulation that an infant’s brain needs for proper development. These can be situations that parents create for them or ones …

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