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 ...
30 January 2017Stimulus Maksima
With a brand new year comes brand new opportunities – especially when it comes to reading development and improvement in your child. To help ensure a brighter, happier future for your little one, here are our top four suggestions on how best to support and assist in improving your child’s ...
3 January 2017Stimulus Maksima
When it comes to childhood development and ensuring proper reading preparation, it goes without saying that there is no better Christmas gift than a new book. Here are five reasons why books make the best Christmas gifts – for children and adults alike! Books are Affordable Considering how expensive all those technology-advanced ...
15 December 2016Stimulus Maksima
For children, reading preparation and reading improvement are important milestones in their development. However, with computer games, PlayStations and apps taking up a large amount of their attention day in and day out, convincing a child to read is much more difficult for parents nowadays than it was when they ...
9 December 2016Stimulus Maksima
Swopping your magazine for more complex, thought provoking material makes you a better writer. We all understand that reading is important. Reading develops the imagination, stimulates the brain, improves memory and helps us engage with real-life knowledge, but few people consider what we read might have an impact on what ...
30 November 2016Stimulus Maksima
Cultivating a love for reading is important for children, whether it is at home or in the classroom Classrooms are big and the standardized tests only want one “right” answer from the students. How do teachers and parents cultivate a love for reading in children? How can we get them to ...
23 November 2016Stimulus Maksima
Many times, when you ask someone what they are reading at the moment, they will give you a blank stare. While learners are forced to read stories throughout school, it’s a pity to see how few of them keep on this habit into adulthood. In America, a five-year campaign by the ...
28 October 2016Stimulus Maksima
Every learner needs adequate reading skills to master the subject content of the relevant school year (in other words the school grade) they are in. We at Stimulus Maksima! define adequate reading skills as the competency that somebody has to read and understand material graded for his or her specific age ...
17 October 2016Stimulus Maksima
Based on our experience over the past twenty years, less than 5% of learners in some top South African schools can currently read relevant graded material on the required comprehension and speed levels for their respective age and grade. This leads one to wonder how they were able to make ...
3 October 2016Stimulus Maksima