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Liefde wen altyd

Liefde wen altyd Lomé Louw Vir Lielie was die lekkerste van die inperking tydens die Covid-19-pandemie om die hele dag saam met haar gesin by die huis te wees.  As ‘n gesin het hulle saam gaan stap, saam gelag, gesels, gespeel, geleer, huiswerk gedoen en saam gebid. 

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By Die Tandarts

deur Amanda van België Daar’s ‘n verskil tussen die dokter en die tandarts se spreekkamer. By die dokter kan ek rustig sit en wonder oor die ander pasiënte – die polisieman in sy netjies gestrykte uniform, die vrou met die gemmerkoekiekleur gesig wat met haar kop op

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At the dentist

Amanda from Belgium There is quite a difference between the waiting rooms of a doctor and that of a dentist. At the doctor one can sit peacefully and wonder about the other patients – the police officer in his neatly ironed uniform, the very ill lady with

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Learn to read play-play (Series of 9)

Lomé Louw One must learn to read, so that you can read to learn. There are certain skills that a toddler must master to be able to read. I like to refer to these skills as games to prepare your toddler for reading. Skill 2: Visual foreground

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Leer lees speel-speel! (Reeks van 9)

Lomé Louw ‘n Mens moet leer lees, sodat jy kan lees om te leer. Daar is sekere vaardighede wat ‘n kleuter moet bemeester om te kan lees.  Ek verwys graag na hierdie vaardighede as speletjies om jou kleuter gereed te kry vir lees. Vaardigheid 2: Visuele voorgrond/agtergrond

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THE WHITE ENVELOPE

THE WHITE ENVELOPE Lindy Jordaan A few years ago I read the most beautiful story about a white envelope. Mike hated the whole idea of buying Christmas gifts. By that time he had received enough socks as gifts and had not worn the previous years’ ties for

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DIE WIT KOEVERT

DIE WIT KOEVERT Lindy Jordaan ‘n Paar jaar gelede lees ek die mooiste storie oor ‘n wit koevert. Mike het die hele idee van Kersfeesgeskenke koop, verpes. Hy het op daardie stadium al genoeg kouse as geskenke gekry en het lankal nie meer die dasse van vorige

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The beginning of beauty

The beginning of beauty

Amanda from Belgium He speaks beautifully in Netherlands and seamlessly crosses over to Farsi (Persian). The Iranian surgeon’s work is to restore broken lips and palates. Here, but also in Iran. Often he does this work for free in Iran, when the parents don’t have money. With

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Art as a Therapeutic Resource

Art as a Therapeutic Resource

Amanda Marais Establishing trust and encouraging honest communication are two of the most challenging aspects when providing therapy to children. A therapist’s purpose is to guide their clients with empathy, professionalism, communication, and insight. Art therapy improves emotional expression, promotes insight and problem-solving skills.   The most difficult

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Improve communication with your partner

Improve communication with your partner

Henlie Holm Dr Gary Smalley is a marriage expert who has published more than 40 marriage and parenting books. He supplies the following practical ways to improve communication between marriage partners: Be aware of your body language. Keep an open, relaxed posture. Crossed arms and legs send

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