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Educational Journey

Arts & Crafts

There are 4 main developmental goals of school-age children, that have been put into categories:
  • Cognitive Development (Thinking)
  • Emotional Development (Feeling)
  • Social Development (Relating)
  • Sensory-Motor Development (Coordinating)
In order to become healthy, happy and productive teenagers and later healthy, happy and productive adults, children ages 3- to 12-years-old must have lots of experiences and repeated practice with tasks in each of these four areas. Arts and crafts help children experience and practice their skills in all four of these areas.

The Importance of Play

There has been an abundance of research around play and its positive effects on early childhood learning and development. In general, research shows strong links between creative play and language, physical, cognitive, and social development.

Play is a healthy, essential part of childhood. Infants explore their world through their senses while adults in their world foster their development and learning through playing games with them.

Toddlers engage in pretend play when they imitate actions and events they have experienced in their family life. As they grow into four and five year olds, young children engage more and more in play activities that expand their knowledge of the world around them, develop their motor skills, and focus on their peers.

Learning to Swim

Learn to swim takes place at Sugar Tots Pre-Primary on a Tuesday and Thursday mornings with Mrs Trevlyn Palframan.

Benefits of learn to swim:

  • Health and safety

Swimming is an excellent form of low-impact cardiovascular exercise for the whole body. Swimming helps to develop strong bones and muscles, and promotes flexibility and co-ordination.

It is important, however, that children learn how to respect water as early as possible, as even the most confident swimmers can get into trouble in the water.

  • Self-confidence and life skills

Learning how to swim helps children develop self-confidence and a sense of accomplishment. It will also help your child learn how to set goals and persevere until they have reached their target.

  • Social benefits

Though swimming is generally and individual sport, swimming lessons will give your child an opportunity to develop their social skills. This includes how to act appropriately around others, how to respect other people’s space and that everyone has a different body and learns at a different rate.

  • Fun and enjoyment

Many children take great pleasure from splashing around in water, whether it be in a bath, paddling pool, swimming pool or in the sea. Swimming can also be a great opportunity for you to spend quality time with your child, meaning you can both enjoy these benefits together.


Play Ball

All Playball programs are developed and maintained by leading foundation phase experts, in order to bring you the most current and appropriate sports program for your child.

  • Internationally proven

Playball has proven itself in many countries over the past 30 years and is recognised as a unique and invaluable sports coaching program, with hundreds of thousands of children benefitting from a foundation in sport.

  • Hand-Picked Coaches

Our coaches are hand-picked and are selected for their sports aptitude and ability to work with children in the Foundation Phase.

  • Holistic Approach

Playball coaches follow a holistic approach that offers learning opportunities and experiences relating to the cognitive, physical, social and emotional development of your child.

  • Ongoing Training

Our coaches are all trained in Playball Foundation Phase Sports Coaching techniques, and undergo upgraded training a minimum of twice a year.

  • Safe and Secure

Our coaches facilitate a wide range of suitable movement skills and physical activities in a safe and secure environment – perfect for optimal learning!

The first chapter in your child's education begins now


Duleen Estates Mtunzini


078 786 4829

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