Building Strong Readers: The Powerful Impact of Phonics on Remedial Learning

Exploring phonics

Does your child sometimes stumble over unfamiliar words, struggle to sound them out, or get frustrated reading aloud? If so, you’re not alone! Many children need a little extra support to unlock the magic of reading. Here at Japari School, we believe phonics is the key to building strong reading foundations in the crucial early … Read more

Discovering Numicon: A Hands-on Approach to Math Learning

Numicon a hands-on approach to mathematics

Mathematics is a subject that can be both exciting and challenging for students of all ages. To foster a deep understanding of mathematical concepts and build a strong foundation, educators are constantly seeking innovative and engaging new teaching methods. Numicon is a great way to do this. Numicon is a versatile Math resource. Designed to aid … Read more

Choosing the Right Remedial School for Your Child in South Africa

Occupational therapy

Every parent wants to make the right choice when providing the best education for their children. Finding the right school can be even more important for children facing learning difficulties or educational barriers.  In South Africa, several remedial schools cater to the unique needs of pupils with learning challenges. This comprehensive guide will explore the … Read more

Excellent English Home Language Milestones: Writing and Presenting – for a Superb Grade 6!

Writing and Presenting – for a Superb Grade 6!

This month we continue to consider the English Home Language milestones and teaching objectives for Grade 6. We have already looked at listening and speaking – the oral component of the subject. Next, we looked at reading and viewing, which covered the visual aspect of becoming proficient with the language. This month we will consider … Read more

How to help your child succeed at school

Success at school

In the high-pressure, high-stakes game of school it can be difficult to know which parenting strategies really promote learning. A successful experience in school is not only about report cards. Ideally, your child will learn how to learn, retain information, think independently, ask questions and develop an increasing sense of competence. Here are some guidelines … Read more

Preparing the Remedial Learner for Mainstream High Schooling

Our passion at Japari is to see remedial learners moving on and thriving in mainstream environments. What can be done to equip and prepare scholars with learning difficulties for this? Is there any hope for the average remedial learner in the South African system, to manage when introduced to a mainstream learning environment? South Africa’s … Read more

What is Cogmed, and how can it help my remedial child?

Grade 5 pupil learning Cogmed

Cogmed is a working-memory training software programme usually used together with therapy for ADHD, dyslexia and other learning difficulties. Working memory helps individuals remember instructions, solve problems, control impulses, and focus attention. Cogmed is designed to build up that active memory muscle in anyone who struggles to remember information or hold a task in mind. … Read more