Posts Categorized: Features

Want to improve your child’s exam results? There’s an app for that!

Want to improve your child’s exam results? There’s an app for that!

[Adrian Marnewick – Learning Lab Apps] Did you know what an “app” was before December 2009? Unlikely, because the Apple iPad only launched a month later in January 2010. It’s been 7 years since that iconic piece of tech candy hit the shelves, and our lives have never been the same since. From personal budgeting… Read more

How Technology is Opening New Doors for Neuro-Atypical Learners

How Technology is Opening New Doors for Neuro-Atypical Learners

[Guest Post: Clauda Swartzberg, Director: Top Dog Education] The digital disruption that has turned our lives on their heads in the past few years continues unabated, and with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. One of the main effects of such digitisation is personalisation and customisation that gives consumers what they need, when they need… Read more

World Book Day

World Book Day

To mark World Book Day on 23 April, Nal’ibali, the national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, is giving away books to the value of R250 000. A specially curated list of titles by different South African authors and in different languages, these books will be gifted to the campaign’s literacy development partners, reaching 20 000 children across South Africa.  Nal’ibali… Read more

Digital Algebra

Digital Algebra

Are kindergarteners/pre-schoolers really expected to do algebra? Believe it or not, they are! Before you start getting nervous, know this: kindergarten,or pre-school, algebra is quite different to what you did in high school. In the world of kindergarten or pre-school, algebra means putting like things into groups, or noticing what doesn’t belong in a set –… Read more

World Read Aloud Day 2017

World Read Aloud Day 2017

It’s time to get the books out – World Read Aloud Day is coming up and, of course, Nali’bali is here to guide us. The national Nalíbali reading-for-enjoyment campaign is preparing to shatter its 2016 record and read aloud to at least half a million children across South Africa this World Read Aloud Day (WRAD),… Read more

Holiday Movie Fun With Showmax!

Holiday Movie Fun With Showmax!

Staycationing this year? Hooray! That means loads of time with the family catching up and relaxing with your favourite movies. Now that the kids have finished school for the year, and you’re finally on leave,  it’s time to kick back, relax, and settle in for some quality time in front of the TV – or… Read more

There’s a new Xander in Town!

There’s a new Xander in Town!

We love the Xander apps, not just because of the cute dinosaur, but because they turn language learning into fun! These apps are primarily focused on little children, and exist to help them prepare for the challenges of ‘big’ school.   The team have just added new Afrikaans apps to their bouquet of language learning… Read more

App Review: Lifecake

App Review: Lifecake

Are you a big believer in online privacy, and concerned about posting pictures of your children online? If so, Lifecake could be the solution you’re looking for. Here’s how it works: Download Lifecake for Android or iOS here (it’s free to download) Register and login for the very first time (they make this step really… Read more

Pick ‘n Pay Stickeez 2 – The App.

Pick ‘n Pay Stickeez 2 – The App.

The arrival of Stickeez 2 at Pick ‘n Pay was met by parents who either jumped on to that submarine (me!) or who bemoaned the arrival of these plastic undersea creatures. Whatever your response to them may be, I do quite like the accompanying mobile application that Pick ‘n Pay has released to tie in… Read more

A Guide To musical.ly

A Guide To musical.ly

If you have a teen in the house, you’ve probably heard about musical.ly. I’ve likened it to Dubsmash, but my sources inform me that it’s better than the Dub. Let’s take a look: musical.ly works in a similar way to Dubsmash, in that it involves music and some lipsyncing, but it takes on a far more community-oriented approach…. Read more