Newsletter 16


We’ve tried something a little different in this newsletter: a photographic article showing techniques for developing prewriting skills. We hope you enjoy it. Click here to download Mindstretch Newsletter, Issue 16.


Our New Tea House


Not every preschool can boast a Botanical Tea House, but Mindstretch can, thanks to our friend Alison Prest, who designed the wonderful corner. Mindstretch children love visiting the Tea House during break-time, practicing their social skills as they go.


Newsletter 15

 
For our latest newsletter, please click here: Mindstretch Newsletter 15. In it we explain why we begin enrolling from as young as 3 years. Mindstretch photographer Roxanne also shares tips on how to get the best from photographing your children. Meet too the Firefighters who visit our school. We hope you enjoy the read!


Learn from Mindstretch’s Consultant OTs

Please mark your calendars for our next Community Lecture: Sat May 26, Pinelands Public Library, 9.00–11.30am.

Mindstretch Consultant OTs Zoë and Faatima will discuss Occupational Therapy for Sensory Integration and Controlling Screen Time

Email colleen@mindstretch.co.za for more details and to register.


Newsletter 14


Click here to download our latest newsletter: Issue 14. In it you’ll learn more about Art Therapy as a diagnostic and remedial tool. Read also about the therapeutic benefits of time spent in the Natural Environment.


Make Art with Us

Art therapy uses the creative process of making art to improve a person’s mental, emotional and physical wellbeing. It also aids diagnosis.

We’d love to see you at our session on March 3, under the guidance of Tessa Whyatt. Please contact our office for more information.


Mindstretch Family Picnic

Thanks to all who attended and made the Mindstretch Family Picnic the wonderful event that it was.

  


Newsletter 13

Our final Mindstretch Newsletter of 2017 is now available.

Sincere thanks are due Richard Rogers of Bendels Consulting for his piece focused on disability tax relief. Given that we are approaching the often party-filled year-end, it also seemed a good time to review the ingredients of a successful party.

Happy reading, and we wish all our friends a successful, satisfying and peaceful end of year.


Educative Excursions

We have had much fun this past term with several excursions. With each, we seek to develop our children, be it in the physical, intellectual and/or emotional realms. Pinelands Library, the Aquarium, and the Planetarium were just a few of Term 4’s outings. Visits to Gordon’s Gym, the Playshed, and learning football with Apex Football Club have been others. 


Newsletter 12

Our ‘celebratory’ Mindstretch Newsletter 12 is now available. My thanks to all who have supported me and Mindstretch since we began our work in the early 2000s, and also to those involved in and/or supporting Mindstretch Preschool, now in its fourth year.

With gratitude, Jennifer