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Mastering the Basics: Teaching Arithmetic for Lifelong Skills

Arithmetic forms the cornerstone of mathematics, providing essential skills for everyday life and building a strong foundation for advanced mathematical concepts. Teaching basic arithmetic isn’t just about learning numbers; it’s about developing problem-solving abilities, logical thinking, and numeracy skills that are crucial in our modern world. In this blog post, we’ll explore the importance of […]

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Unfolding Worlds: Exploring the Purpose of Picture Books for Young Children

In the realm of childhood, where imagination reigns supreme and curiosity knows no bounds, picture books serve as portals to enchanting worlds and cherished memories. These vibrant and captivating literary treasures hold a profound significance in the lives of young children, fostering a love for reading, nurturing creativity, and laying the foundation for lifelong learning.

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Strategies to Improve the Literacy Rate in South Africa

Introduction: South Africa, like many countries around the world, faces challenges in literacy education. Despite efforts to improve access to education, a significant portion of the population still struggles with basic literacy skills. At Open Minds Campus, we believe in the power of education to transform lives and communities. In this blog, we’ll explore strategies

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The Best Homeschool Curriculums in South Africa

In recent years, homeschooling has gained significant popularity in South Africa, offering families the flexibility and personalized learning experiences they seek for their children. With the plethora of options available, choosing the right curriculum can be a daunting task for parents. In this guide, we’ll explore some of the best homeschool curriculums tailored for South

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Tips for Teaching Vocabulary

Building a robust vocabulary is essential for children’s academic success and communication skills. As parents and educators, it’s crucial to employ effective strategies to help children expand their vocabulary in meaningful ways. Here’s a couple of quickfire ways to help when teaching vocabulary: Make it Contextual and Relevant: Use Visual Aids and Multimedia: Provide Multiple

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