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Moral dilemma – What to do when your child is faced with it

An overview (Kohlberg’s theory) Lawrence Kohlberg was born in Bronxville, New York and then attended the University of Chicago. In his thesis, he expanded upon Piaget’s stages of cognitive development. Kohlberg focused on Piaget’s theory of moral development. While Piaget’s original aim was to explain the levels of cognitive functioning, Kohlberg’s aim was to explain […]

Child Safety – At Home & School

Child safety is one of the most important issues we can address today. All children have the right to be safe, receive adequate care and grow up in a protective environment such that they can grow, learn and develop to their fullest potential. A family is the first line of protection for children. Parents are […]

Reading – An Important Skill

For adults, reading is second nature, we read almost naturally, without even realizing we are doing it. However, for young children, reading is not as simple. There is a perceived misconception amongst parents that children can only read once they are able to write all the 26 letters. However, a child can start reading at […]

Five Benefits of Skillmatics Write and Wipe Activity Mats

Skillmatics was started with a clear goal – to develop innovative educational products which build core skills and reinforce key learning concepts – all through the joy of play! We are deeply concerned with the amount of time children today spend on digital devices and the adverse impact that this is having on their development. […]

Five Tactics to Ease Homework Struggles

Every parent faces the daily struggle of getting their children to complete their homework. No matter what one says, homework is the last thing on any child’s mind! We hope to help you solve the above problem with five simple tactics which can be used at home to make homework time far more productive for […]

Working Memory: Key to Learning

As a young parent, you may often wonder – What kind of experiences, toys or tools can I provide for my children at home so that they can reach and surpass key learning milestones. Firstly, it is important to understand that learning is all about acquiring skills, applying these skills and adapting oneself to the […]

Taming Your Toddler’s Temper Tantrums

One minute your toddler is as happy as can be, and the other minute he or she is a ball of rage and completely out of control! Sound familiar? Tantrums are unfortunately inevitable if you have a toddler at home. They are the most effective way for a toddler to express their frustration. There is […]