By - Dale Wyngaard

Creative Works at the FCW Parents’ Workshop

Play is not a luxury; it is a neccesity. It is is the way children learn. We know that the first years in a child’s life are the most important and crucial. We are setting children up for success if we support them holistically on all levels of their development.   Parents and caregivers are the key to a child’s

By - Dale Wyngaard

Spring flowers at Die Bron Primary in Stanford

Young children love to be creative. They are natural artists and enjoy playing with colour on a piece of cloth or paper. This month the children who are attending our Early Learning Program at Die Bron Primary created beautiful spring flowers on round paper serviettes.   Exposing young children to painting activities with different tools such as brushes, sponges, feathers

By - Dale Wyngaard

Creative Works at Funimfundo Pre-School

Over the past few weeks we have explored the theme of working with every day, recyclable material with the grade R class at Funimfundo Pre-School.    We have used newspaper sheets for movement activities, folding items and crumbling balls for ball play and we have created interesting constructions from recyclable paper and plastic cups. The aim is to stimulate the

Creative Workshops now also offered in Masakhane, Gansbaai
By - Dale Wyngaard

Creative Workshops now also offered in Masakhane, Gansbaai

We have expanded the reach of our Creative Workshops in Stanford to include the Masakhane community near Gansbaai.    Masakhane is a township of about 12 000 residents, most of them originating from the eastern Cape. In the beginning of 2017 we started to offer our Early Learning Program for Grade R learners at Masakhane Primary School.   Now we

By - Dale Wyngaard

Building puzzles, building skills at Stanford Creative Works

Many children we see in our school-based program have difficulties with their visual perception skills. This means that information that is received through the eyes and sent to the brain is not processed in a way that makes sense. Conseqeuntly children reverse letters, and have irregular writting patterns or struggle to read fluently. For visual perceptual skills to be used

By - Dale Wyngaard

Parents Workshop at Die Bron Primary School

This term we offered another workshop for the parents of the foundation phase learners at Die Bron Primary in collaoration with Jenny van Velden from the Principals Academy. The parents’ workshop was held on a Saturday morning where parents were invited to join us.        The workshop covered a variety of topics on how to enhance children’s healthy

By - Dale Wyngaard

Our theme of body awareness and working through the senses continues

Body awareness is essential as our bodies are the base from which we experiencing everything else. Body awareness means the understanding of one’s own body, the location of the different body parts as well as how they relate to each other. An example is when we execute everyday movement such as climbing up stairs or running over a meadow coordinating

By - Administrator

Mandela Day 2017: Outing with Mai Mai Khuthala Pre-School and school upgrades 🗓

On Tuesday 18 July, a group of pre-schoolers was taken on a day-trip to Common Ground Park and Recreation facility in the Maboneng Precinct. Here they were entertained for the day by movement and dance activities and enjoyed playtime and lunch. Whilst the children were away on the outing, selected areas of the pre-school building were painted, including the bathrooms

By - Dale Wyngaard

Stanford Creative Works: Open workshops

Over the past few weeks we explored a variety of themes and projects in our extramural afternoon workshops. We offered beading activities, movement and games, craft with nature materials, clay workshops as well as making cards for Father’s Day. Our focus is to offer a stimulating and safe environment for children to express themselves creatively. A big thank you to Jenny

By - Dale Wyngaard

Basic concepts training at Die Bron

On 23 June we had our 4th session with Louis Benjamin from the Basic Concepts Training and the domain we focused on was position. The Basic Concepts Training aims to equip the teachers with a valuable teaching tool to support learning and teaching in the classroom. “Children learn best when engaged appropriately by a caring human being who can access

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