Marble Painting

Since returning to school for Term 3 earlier this week, we’ve done all sorts of wonderful things, including marble painting. This simple exercise is good for hand-eye coordination, and it lets us create some interesting paintings.

Mindstretch Newsletter 11

Please click here to download our Mindstretch Newsletter 11. It features an essay by the grandmother of our website ‘poster boy,’ Oame. One of the founding pupils from January 2014, Oame is now in Grade 2, and he is flourishing. Thanks too to Philna Badenhorst for her article on music therapy. 

Happy Holidays

Mindstretch wishes all our scholars, families and friends a happy Easter break – and chocolate.

Mindstretch Newsletter 10

Mindstretch Newsletter 10 is available. Download it here, or sign up to have future quarterly issues emailed to you. Issue 10’s central article considers the importance of brain interhemispheric integration, if our children are to achieve their best. Thanks also go to Katie Hamilton for her update on autism research at UCT.

Summertime Swimming

IMG_5206Mindstretch swimming lessons are ongoing on an extramural basis. We focus on the fundamentals, including pool entry and exit, floating, back and front swimming, and stroke improvement. We invite both Mindstretch learners and any other interested children to apply. We make learning to swim fun.

Mindstretch Newsletter 9

rscn4008Issue 9 of the Mindstretch Newsletter is available. Please download it here; or sign up to have future issues emailed directly to you, as they come available. Thank you to Jacqui Couper for her article on early intervention. And, thank you to everyone who has helped Mindstretch to serve our young learners and wider community in 2016!

Mindstretch Portrait

group-photo-2Three years ago, Jennifer started Mindstretch Preschool for children with developmental delays and special learning needs. Now, the school assists 24 learners with the help of a dedicated staff. They are amazing children. Serving them is a privilege.

Alternative Communication

14707815_607282832787371_8861347246990004265_oPECS (Picture Exchange Communication) is a form of alternative communication. At Mindstretch, we use PECS to augment verbal expressive language. Here, a Speak2Me therapist works with a learner, who uses a picture exchange to request a snack of his choice.

Join us on Nov 5 to learn more about verbal expressive and receptive language.