Why do we tell children to read? Why do we always tell children that reading books is beneficial for them? And is it even true in this digital age? Does reading novels actually help older children in any way? Are they moved by what they have read? Does reading to younger children have identifiable benefits? And, ...
22 August 2017Stimulus Maksima
We live in a tech savvy era with messages capabilities of up to 140 characters – but grammatically correct, good writing is still required when operating in our current business world. Do you disagree? Do you think any text shortenings and short, sharp tweets are the order of the day? Recently ...
7 August 2017Stimulus Maksima
If you have your grade 12 and have possibly earned further tertiary qualifications, your literacy; both maths and reading skills; is probably something you take for granted. Basic literacy skills are introduced in grade 0 and grade 1 to form the foundation for all further education as well as providing ...
5 July 2017Stimulus Maksima
According to a 2016 report released by StatsSA, close on 2.5 million South Africans are illiterate: unable to read or write. If that sounds a little alarming, perhaps this statistic will soften the blow: only 7% of South Africans are considered truly illiterate. Now that doesn’t sound too bad...? But, when ...
5 June 2017Stimulus Maksima
For most companies, everything is about the bottom line. Success is measured in terms of meeting financial and production goals. This is true for every industry from construction to mining to manufacturing. It is one of the reasons for continued investment in technology and other resources. The reality, however, is that ...
26 May 2017Stimulus Maksima
These days, it is imperative that companies recognise their responsibility to society. Large corporates can have an incredible impact on sustainability - whether it’s at economic, environmental or community level. By getting involved with the communities that they operate within and providing resources for ongoing development and improvement, companies help ...
3 April 2017Stimulus Maksima
Any school can be successful in empowering every learner to obtain the adequate reading skills required to complete every school year, feeling confident, hopeful and inspired to fulfil their dreams and passion in life. Based on our experience over the past twenty two years, our team at Stimulus Maksima! identified the ...
27 March 2017Stimulus Maksima
Poor reading skills can severely damage a child’s sense of self worth. For child therapists who are concerned with developing children’s self esteem, emotional wellbeing and healthy, age appropriate communication skills, educational programs that assist in improving reading skills can be hugely beneficial for building self confidence. As a tool for ...
10 March 2017Stimulus Maksima
Reading is one of the most vital core skills that children must develop in order to reach their full potential at school. Research shows that there is a direct link between reading skills and school performance. When you think about it, every area of learning can be enhanced - or ...
27 February 2017Stimulus Maksima
Age appropriate educational play is essential for children to develop the physical and mental skills that they need to thrive. Occupational therapists who monitor and assist with the development of fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination know that babies and young children learn through movement, activity and play - while ...
6 February 2017Stimulus Maksima