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How to improve Motor Planning Skills

In our previous blog we chatted about the rise in Motor Planning (Praxis) difficulties we are seeing in our classrooms and therapy practice. If you missed this blog, you can take a quick read here https://www.jumpleapfly.co.za/why-are-motor-planning-challenges-on-the-rise/. To better understand how to tackle Motor Planning difficulties, we need to first look at its roots. In our …

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The Importance of Sensory Play

Have you ever wondered how playing with your baby or toddler can impact their performance at school in the future? The below diagram of a tree may help you to visualise what is happening with your little one’s development. It is important that, just like a tree, the “root” (or foundation) skills need to be …

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Tips for Entertaining Children over the Holiday period

You managed to get through these past weeks since school closed.  It’s close to the new year starting, yet there are still a few weeks to go till the kiddies go back to school again.  Many parents are wondering how they will entertain their little ones. Never fear, we are here to help inspire with …

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Stages, rather than Ages – how babies grow

At Jump Leap Fly, we prefer to group babies into stages, rather than ages. This takes your focus off worrying about the milestones achieved by certain ages, and rather places it on encouraging and supporting your baby to build his skills in a helpful sequence of development.   This is also what makes us unique. …

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Skype or Facetime with baby – easy tips!

If you find you travel a lot and miss out on some important milestones or just simply communicating with your baby, consider a short Skype or Facetime call – here are some tips: 1.  Mobile is best – less buttons to distract (baby, that is!) 2.  Don’t worry about a conversation – just be there, watching, engaging …

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Stress and Children

By Michelle Schoon We live in a society where caring parents will go to extraordinary lengths to develop their children’s intellectual abilities and spend a small fortune on all kinds of extra-curricular activities, ranging from art to sports. But how do you prepare your child for coping with life itself? What will you teach him …

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