Entries by Amy

The BrightSparkz Story

Who Is BrightSparkz? This is our story! We hope that the following 5 minute read will give you a little insight into our somewhat unconventional journey and inspire you to continue learning. Enjoy :) In 2005, two Physiotherapy students at the University of Cape Town came up with an idea to start up a company […]

Teaching Basic Numeracy & Literacy

There are many different techniques we can use to teach our children Literacy and Numeracy skills. There are also a number of important factors to consider, the most important being the age of the child, and of course, the child’s specific learning style. All children learn differently. My four year old may not yet be […]

Building Fine Motor Skills & Co-ordination

The idea of building fine motor skills and coordination may seem daunting! However, these are simple concepts that parents can understand and help to develop in their children.  Fine motor skills involve the use of both your fingers and hands and the coordination of these movements with your smaller muscles.  Coordination is the ability to […]

Is Your Child Ready for Kindergarten?

The idea of letting your children start big school may seem overwhelming as a parent, as you want to ensure that your child has a successful learning experience. This begs the question: How do parents ensure that their children are ready for kindergarten? One of the answers is to work with your children to help […]