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29 06, 2020

B4G Special Edition 4 Activity Book

We will be introducing our B4G Special Edition 4 Activity Book on Monday, 29 June 2020.

Our B4G Special Edition 4 Activity Book focuses on learning through play. Play should be fun for your child and inspire creativity. Albert Einstein once said that ‘creativity is contagious’ and that we should ‘pass it on’. This is a great motto for this activity book as children learn by seeing and doing. While doing these activity ideas with your child using simple, recyclable materials your child will pick up on your enthusiasm and creativity and become inspired by just watching you.

Download the activity book to find different ideas of activities to do together with your child.

Click here to download B4G

22 05, 2020

Lockdown reality – helping provide stimulation to children in need during lockdown

Lockdown reality – helping provide stimulation to children in need during lockdown

We are passionate about reaching our mission of getting therapists into communities, even during these difficult times. Although we need to protect our team, we can still make a difference through promoting stimulation at home.

During the national lockdown in South Africa most families are struggling to put food on the table, so needless to say, stimulation has taken a back seat.

We would like to encourage caregivers to invest time in their children by providing them with resources and activity ideas.

If you would like to donate, any amount is welcome, and help provide a family with a

14 05, 2020

TLI 2019-2020 Annual Report

Our Blocks 4 Growth Team has had a very exciting past year.

Our M&E consultants summed up our 2019-2020 year as follows:

“The B4G program appears to be a catalyst for parents to embrace their critical role in facilitating the learning and development of their child….They are equipped with the knowledge, support and skills to make simple but important adjustments to their environment at home and to  working with their child to reinforce and support learning at home and at school. The many opportunities for observation and engagement of parents and teachers with the B4G implementers drives sustainability and extends its impact to extend to beyond the therapy group into the classroom, the home and wider community. The evaluation of 2019 operations and

14 05, 2020

B4G Special Edition Activity Book 3

From Monday, 18 May 2020, we will introduce new activities on our social media platforms for you and your child to complete that link to our Special Edition Activity Book 3, which has two parts. This book can be downloaded directly by clinking on the button below, if you do not have it already. If you cannot print this book, be creative and re-create it for your child using pen and paper.

Our Special Edition Activity Book 3 will be our main focus over the next two weeks, so follow us day by day. Remember children learn through play and repetition, so make your activities fun and be sure to repeat them throughout the week, not only once.

Each activity will be a

18 04, 2020

B4G Special Edition Activity Book 2 and B4G COVID-19 Memory Book

As we are all aware, our president addressed us as a nation to discuss the way forward for the country. He stated:

“Fellow South Africans,

This evening, I stand before you to ask you to endure even longer.

I have to ask you to make even greater sacrifices so that our country may survive this crisis and so that tens of thousands of lives may be saved.

After careful consideration of the available evidence, the National Coronavirus Command Council has decided to extend the nation-wide lockdown by a further two weeks beyond the initial 21 days.

This means that most of the existing lockdown measures will remain in force until the end of April….

…As we walk this road together, as we struggle to defeat this pandemic,

1 04, 2020

DSD Leaflet – Informative and Fun

“In the human life cycle the early childhood phase from birth to nine years is considered the most important phase for every human being. Giving children the best start in life means ensuring them good health, proper nutrition and early learning. The well being of children depends on the ability of families to function effectively. Children need to grow up in a nurturing and secure family that can ensure their development, protection, survival and participation in family and social life. From an environmental perspective, it means safe water, basic sanitation, and protection from violence, abuse, exploitation and discrimination. These imperatives work best together and lay the foundation for life.

Early childhood development services need to be holistic and should attend to the

25 03, 2020

B4G Special Edition Activity Book 1

As we all know, South Africa will be on a full national LOCKDOWN which will begin at midnight Thursday, 26 March 2020, and will continue for 21 days. This means that we are all required to stay home except for essential purposes.

Yes, that means that you will stay home with your family for 21 consecutive days! We know this may be frightening, however TLI and the B4G team have decided to dedicate our resources through our social media platforms to help stimulate your child throughout this 21 day period.

Over the next few weeks we will be posting some activity ideas for you to do with your child through our social media platforms, if you

25 03, 2020

SA on LOCKDOWN: We are all in this together!

Blocks 4 Growth was developed by The Learning Initiative to better prepare 4-5 year old children for Grade R. With the outbreak of the Coronavirus, we have developed this pamphlet with a few practical ideas of how you can stimulate your child at home. We have also given you tips on how to download a free app that has stories for you to read to your child, as well as extra activity ideas. For even more exciting activities follow us on social media. Don’t forget to share your fun moments with us!

Enjoy the time together and play, play, play.

It is the best investment you can make!

Click here to download our pamphlet

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