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So far Annabella Sequeira has created 19 blog entries.

77% of people add spice to their food. Are you one?

The way in which we cook and eat is dependent on the senses of taste and smell. Our appreciation (or not) of food is reliant on these senses. It is widely known that if you cannot smell what you are about to eat (due to blocked nodes), food is far less appetising and enjoyable.   [...]

By | September 19th, 2018|Blog general, General Blog|0 Comments

59% of people turn up the volume. Are you one?

Hearing is one of our primary senses and our ears are constantly switched on - day and night. We live in a world filled with constant sounds filtering through our homes and offices. Household appliances and office equipment add to the ever-present hustle and bustle of daily life. Our hearing is important in order to [...]

By | August 14th, 2018|Blog general, General Blog|0 Comments

Sensory play is learning

Play is the universal language of all children. Play is essential to human and brain development, creativity and it is the foundation to all learning in life. All areas of a child’s growth - social, emotional, cognitive and physical -  are influenced by play. Through sensory play, children learn: To make sense of the world [...]

By | July 18th, 2018|Education blog, General Blog|0 Comments

ADHD – Strategies to improve learning

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is one of the most talked about conditions within the schooling and parenting world. It is a controversial subject, one that leads to much distress in both teachers and parents.   ADHD is a neuro-developmental disorder that results in difficulty with the organising of actions and thoughts and is characterised [...]

By | May 24th, 2018|Education blog, General Blog|0 Comments

Benefits of a “Quiet Space” in your classroom

Classrooms can quickly become noisy and overwhelming, leading to inappropriate and challenging behaviour by children.  Understanding the impact of sensory input from the environment is important in helping a teacher make the necessary changes to create a stress-free classroom for focused learning.  There are many aspects to consider when looking at creating a sensory smart [...]

By | March 23rd, 2018|Education blog|0 Comments

Back to school survival tips

After a long summer break, most children across South Africa went back to school last week. This is generally a busy time of getting stationery, books and uniforms ready. Going back to school can be a daunting and very anxious thing for many children and for various reasons too … There are changes in routine [...]

By | January 22nd, 2018|Education blog|0 Comments

Tips to reduce stress over the holidays

The long-awaited summer school holidays are here, and with that the Festive Season. It is traditionally a time to spend with family and to make new memories. It is a time for fun in the sun, family gatherings and parties, shopping till you drop, and loads of festive food and activities. However, it is also [...]

By | December 19th, 2017|Blog general, Education blog|0 Comments

Beating Exam Stress

All around our country, students are preparing or are already busy writing exams. Our Matric students are already in the thick of it, and those in the lower grades have also already started or are soon to start. Exam time is a time when stress levels are higher than usual. Stress can be a positive [...]

By | November 10th, 2017|Education blog, General Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Tips to reduce end-of-the-year teacher stress

Once again, we find ourselves nearing the end of another school year. There are just over 6 weeks of school left, and as always parents, scholars and teachers all feel the pressures that go hand in hand with all that is still left to do before school closes for the summer holiday.   As teachers, [...]

By | October 26th, 2017|Education blog|0 Comments

Move to stay focused and alert

Movement is a necessary skill throughout all ages of development, but essential in our younger years. Our children are more sedentary due to an increase in passive lifestyles and the advances in technology.  As a result, we are seeing increased numbers in learning difficulties and decreased motor abilities in our children. Every movement action that [...]

By | September 8th, 2017|Education blog|0 Comments