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The Johannesburg Planetarium at Wits University

Since 2011 we seem to have developed a habit of making an annual trip to the Planetarium at Wits University in Johannesburg. Fjord (age 6) loves the kids show and he currently has to do a school project on the solar system. The planetarium’s very special star projector reminds me a bit of one of those alien things on the …

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Starting Gr 1 a year early – Have we done the right thing?

Fjord turns 6 this year, he is meant to start Gr 1 in the year that he turns 7.  He started Gr 1 this week.  We gave a lot of thought to making this decision, time will tell if it was the correct one.  Our feeling is that when children are younger they are so open to learning and so …

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