Enrichment Material for Children in Mainstream Schools
Love2Learn offers a comprehensive range of "Enrichment" subject resources and materials which can be ordered piece-meal, viz. as little as one subject at a time; and thereby give parent's whose children are in mainstream schools, an ideal way to supplement and enhance their child's education.
A further attraction is the fact that because they can be ordered in bite-sized "one subject at a time" chunks, there's no risk that the child will be overwhelmed or overloaded.
In education circles, the current buzz-word is "21st Century Skills"; and a lot of attention is being given to trying to equip students to acquire these skills. Lower down on this page you will find a broad overview and introduction to this concept.
Love2Learn has for close on a decade now, been offering resources as both “enrichment” as well as fully-fledged subjects, which address most - if not ALL of these so-called 21st Century Skills.
Just SOME of the subjects which we believe will be EXTREMELY helpful in this process, as well as enriching to mainstream school children are:
- Critical Thinking and Logic This is offered for ALL grade levels; and can be found under our CORE STUDIES - Core 0 - Core 6
- SA Wall Charts Kit This includes 6 Laminated Wall Charts with Map of South Africa - Provinces, National Anthem, Public Holidays and their Significance, Languages of SA, National Flag, National Symbols of SA). This can be found under our CORE STUDIES - Core 0
- English Literature Create an heirloom library! This can be found under our CORE STUDIES: Core 0 - Core 6
- Magnetic Weather Board And Calendar Kit This can be found under our CORE 0 STUDIES
- Cooking and Sewing This is part of our CORE STUDIES - Core 2 Home Economics
- Life Skills and Etiquette This is part of our CORE STUDIES - e.g. Core 3
- English Vocabulary Builder This one book is offered for the lower Grade levels; and can be found under our DISCIPLINE STUDIES - Gr. 1 - 4
- Remedial English This is a wonderful support for children who are behind in their English Phonics and Reading ability; and can be found across various Grade Levels as part of our DISCIPLINE STUDIES - Gr. 4 - 7
- Handwriting - incl. Cursive in Grade 3 This is offered for Gr. 1 - 3; and can be found under our DISCIPLINE STUDIES
- Learning to Read This is offered for Grades 1 - 3; and can be found under our DISCIPLINE STUDIES - Gr. 1 - 3
- Maths Manipulatives Kits Two Kits are offered (Gr. 1 - 2 Kit and Gr. 3 - 5 Kit); and can be found under our DISCIPLINE STUDIES - Gr. 1 - 5
- Critical Thinking - includes problem solving, reasoning, analysis, synthesising and interpreting information etc.
- Creativity – includes innovation, artistry, curiosity etc.
- Cross-cultural Awareness and Understanding – includes multicultural and ethnic literacy, global awareness, humanitarianism, civic, ethical, and social-justice etc.
- Collaboration - includes leadership, teamwork, cooperation, problem resolution etc.
- Computer literacy – includes ITC (Information and communication technology) literacy, media and internet literacy, computer programming etc.
- Communication – includes oral and written communication, public speaking and presenting, listening, imaginative story-telling etc.
- Career / Self-direction - includes life-long learning, self-direction, perseverance, planning, self-discipline, adaptability, initiative etc.
You are most welcome to contact our offices, should you need more information in the above regard.
“The most common and the monstrous defect in the education of the day is that children fail to acquire the habit of reading.” - Charlotte M. Mason
21st Century Skills
In response to the information age and globalization, a new set of life, social and career skills has been identified by educators and employers, as critically important for students, in order for them to be successful in the 21st century.
When most workers held jobs in industry, the key skills were knowing a trade, following directions, getting along with others, working hard, and being professional—efficient, prompt, honest, and fair.
To hold information-age jobs, though, students also need to think deeply about issues, solve problems creatively, work in teams, communicate clearly in many media, learn ever-changing technologies, and deal with a flood of information.
The rapid changes in our world require students to be flexible, to take the initiative and lead when necessary, and to produce something new and useful.
These skills have been universally labelled as 21st Century Skills; and broadly speaking, they constitute the following:
Broadly speaking, given the enormous amount of wasted time students have to contend with every day in mainstream schooling, coupled with the constraints that are the school environment, it is not surprising that schools are hard-pressed to teach and inculcate these skills, yet this in no way detracts from the reality that students desperately need them!
It is important to recognise, that 21st Century Skills
don’t replace academic learning goals!
Students still need to become proficient readers and writers, even though they may be learning and publishing on technologically innovative platforms!
The need for a working grasp of Science and Mathematics - as well as being able to learn from the lessons History has to teach us - are just as important and essential for today’s 21 Century learners, as they have always been.
The challenge before us in educating our children, is to combine 21st Century skills with a rigorous curriculum, so that students will have a healthy balance of abilities and character to deploy into their world and spheres of influence.
So... let Love2Learn partner you, as together, we rise with confidence to meet this challenge!
“This idea of all education springing from and resting upon our relation to Almighty God - we do not merely give a religious education because that would seem to imply the possibility of some other education, a secular education, for example. But we hold that all education is divine, that every good gift of knowledge and insight comes from above, that the Lord the Holy Spirit is the supreme educator of mankind, and that the culmination of all education (which may at the same time be reached by a little child) is that personal knowledge of and intimacy with God in which our being finds its fullest perfection.” - Charlotte M. Mason