3-6 years – Schoolreadiness

3-6 years Schoolreadiness

December 4, 2017

Concrete experiences before abstract learning

By Dr Melodie de Jager Imagine waking up to the song of birds, cool fresh air and then being greeted by a little voice that says: […]
December 6, 2017

Pregnancy, date of birth and scholastic performance

By Dr Melodie de Jager and Cozette Laubser When couples turn to Developmental Expert, Dr Melodie de Jager, and ask “Is there a preferred time of […]
January 17, 2018

HELP, my child is ‘SENSORY’!

By Dr Melodie de Jager No, it is not a case of ‘HELP! MY CHILD IS SENSORY!’A more appropriate response is: ‘YEAH! MY CHILD IS SENSORY!’ Why ‘YEAH’ […]
June 21, 2018

Do you also think learning starts in grade 1?

By Dr Melodie de Jager When most people think of learning, they think of books, school and… ‘boring!’. It is such a pity, because learning is […]
November 30, 2018

Learning ready, school ready

By Dr Melodie de Jager WHAT IS MEANT BY ‘READY’? Before we discuss the term ‘ready’, let’s discuss the term ‘my child’. No mother or father […]
January 31, 2019


CONTEXT Development of man shares a neuroscience basis irrespective of discipline or perspective from which the development of man is approached. Neuroscience can baffle most brains […]
March 5, 2019

What children’s drawings tell us about their brain and body development

By Dr. Melodie de Jager Children’s drawings are their earliest attempts at writing and an important phase in their overall development. It is a phase when […]
September 17, 2019

Jaws attends playgroup

By Dr Melodie de Jager & Liz Victor Most parents dread having a biter or having another child bite their toddler.  Biting is seen by most […]


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