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FIRST LADY, DR TSHEPO MOTSEPE SUPPORTS INITIATIVES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN In October 2018, Grow Great launched a campaign to reduce stunting in South Africa to ZERO by 2030. South Africa’s First Lady, Dr Tshepo Motsepe (Ramaphosa) was the Key Note Speaker at a well-attended event at First National Bank Head Office in Sandton, Johannesburg. So […]

A Good Start = a Bright Future!  WORCESTER BUSINESS GETS BEHIND EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT! On 11th October 2018, CEOs and business leaders from prominent Worcester businesses met for a business breakfast jointly hosted by First National Bank and the Do More Foundation, the CSI (Corporate Social Investment) arm of RCL FOODS. They met to understand […]

A Good Start = a Bright Future!  BRAIN SCANS SHOW WHY READING TO KIDS IS GOOD FOR THEM! Brain scans reveal that pre-schoolers whose parents read to them regularly show more activity in key areas of their brains. Reading to young children is well known to have benefits, including better language skills. And experts already […]

A Good Start = a Bright Future! WHEN YOU HAVE TO LEAVE YOUR BABY WITH SOMEONE ELSE The time will come when every mother will have to leave her precious baby in the care of someone else. That person may be an adult relative or friend, or in cases where mothers need to return to […]

WHAT QUALITY TO LOOK FOR IN YOUR CHILD’S GROUP EARLY LEARNING PROGRAMME We know that research evidence shows that the child’s first years of life are the most important years for his or her brain development and present and future learning. Babies start learning in the womb and their learning explodes in those early years […]

PRESIDENT RAMAPHOSA RECOGNISES THE IMPORTANCE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT In 1995, President Nelson Mandela announced that he would donate one third of his presidential salary to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund. Now, 23 years later, President Ramaphosa announced in May this year that he would donate half of his R3.6 million annual salary to the […]

THE QUALITY OF YOUR YOUNG CHILD’S DAY CARE MATTERS! Many parents leave their babies or young children in the care of someone else when they go to work or live away from their little ones. The quality of that care and the early stimulation your little one receives really matters. Science provides plenty of evidence […]

A Good Start = a Bright Future! HOW BABIES LEARN AND WHY ROBOTS CAN’T COMPETE! Many people think that the young child’s mind only starts to develop once they start speaking, and some people only take young children’s learning seriously once they start school! In fact learning starts in the womb. The first evidence of […]

BRAIN SCANS SHOW WHY READING TO KIDS IS GOOD FOR THEM! Brain scans reveal that pre-schoolers whose parents read to them regularly show more activity in key areas of their brains. Reading to young children is well known to have benefits, including better language skills. And experts already urge parents to have a regular story […]

A Good Start = a Bright Future! SOUTH AFRICA’S READING CRISIS IS A LEARNING DISASTER! Last month we discussed how babbling to babies boosts their brains. We learned that language is one of the most important foundations for brain development and babies start to learn language from birth by hearing the language of the important […]