Topic: Parent Resources

Handwriting makes kids smarter than using keyboards: Activities for 0 – 5 year olds GymbaROO BabyROO

Handwriting makes kids smarter than using keyboards: Activities for 0 – 5 year olds

Technology has put keyboards at the tip of our fingers, which has led some educators to believe that there should be an emphasis on keyboard competence for children instead of handwriting. However, did you know, that the handwriting process is a very complicated and intricate one, combining multiple brain centres. It stimulates, trains and exercises a child's brain. Read more...
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Understanding ‘concept words’ is crucial for learning: Activities for 0 – 5 years

It is amazing how many children enter school unable to respond to teachers requests because they do not understand concept words. These children become ‘lost’ and will struggle in situations where instructions include concept words. They may be considered ‘naughty’ or ‘distractible’. Learn activities to do with 0 - 5-year-olds, plus the list of concept words that children should know before school entry. Read more...
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10% of five-year-olds show signs of mental illness. GymbaROO kids highly unlikely to be amongst them

One in ten five-year-olds show early warning signs of developing mental illness. GymbaROO kids are provided with the learning opportunities to help prevent them ending up in this category. There is now an enormous amount of research material that confirms that the experiences a child has in the first five years of life will determine how well she/he thinks and learns, how easily emotions can be controlled, and how well a child will do in life. Read more...
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Sensory tubs for babies – 5 year olds: So many learning opportunities!

Through the simple fun of exploring and play, sensory tubs provide children with opportunities to develop language, creativity, fine and gross motor skills, hand-eye coordination, laterality skills, concentration, problem solving and thinking skills. Enjoy the how and why of sensory tubs, plus ideas perfect for babies to 5 year olds. GymbaROO Read more...