Category: Reading Improvement



As jy wil weet waarom lees so belangrik is, kan jy net na die transformasie van taalvaardighede te kyk wat dit kan bewerkstellig. Lees is nie net 'n aktiwiteit nie; dit is 'n kragtige werktuig wat leerders ondersteun in hulle alledaagse lewe en akademiese vordering. Hierdie artikel ondersoek die impak ... Read More
22 February 2024Stimulus Maksima


Understanding the main ideas of a text is akin to deciphering the map of a complex landscape. Just as landmarks guide travelers through unfamiliar terrain, identifying main ideas helps readers navigate the vast expanse of information contained within texts. In this article, we'll delve into the intricacies of identifying main ... Read More
20 February 2024Stimulus Maksima


Vocabulary comprehension lies at the heart of effective reading. Imagine navigating a foreign city without understanding the local language – it's a daunting task. Similarly, without a robust vocabulary, comprehending texts becomes a challenge. In this article, we'll explore the importance of vocabulary comprehension and unveil practical strategies to enrich ... Read More
19 February 2024Stimulus Maksima
If you’d like to know why reading matters


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, ... Read More
22 August 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 ... Read More
5 June 2017Stimulus Maksima
Reading Improvement


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 ... Read More
27 March 2017Stimulus Maksima
Adequate reading skills


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 ... Read More
10 March 2017Stimulus Maksima
Achieve adequate reading skills through play blog


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 ... Read More
27 February 2017Stimulus Maksima
computer based reading


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 ... Read More
6 February 2017Stimulus Maksima
increasing your therapy success


As a therapist it is safe to say that you want to increase your clients’ consciousness, which in turn helps them understand their thoughts and feelings in relation to a problem. This understanding in turn, opens the idea of having different options to learn new ways to cope with life’s ... Read More
30 January 2017Stimulus Maksima

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