Student Burnout

In this article, we discuss some of the causes and symptoms of student burnout, and look at ways to prevent and treat burnout in children and teens

Fun Ideas for Study Breaks

In this article, we will discuss why study breaks are important for a child’s development and introduce a few fun study break activity ideas.

Student Motivation and Optimism

In this article, we will explore how to motivate students and increase optimism levels through fun and engaging educational activities. 

The benefits of homeschooling and later school start times

In this article, we will discuss some of the benefits that children can experience due to a later school start time.

Benefits of Project-Based Learning

In this article, we will look at some of the benefits of project-based learning and how online schooling encourages learning through self-discovery

10 Strategies for Academic Success

We explore strategies to promote academic success in students who are online schooling - in order to best prepare them for a happy and healthy future.

The Importance of exercise in education

Research has shown that children who do physical activities are more productive, are able to better manage their time, and are more motivated in their studies.

Project Based Learning ideas

In this article, we will explore some Project-Based Learning ideas to help children learn cross-subject concepts in a fun and interactive way.

How to help your child make friends

In this article, we will look at different skills to help your child make friends and we share some activities to help them gain meaningful relationships.

Homeschooling a child with ADHD

In this article, we will look at the benefits of online schooling and highlight the success that ADHD pupils can achieve when they enrol for online schooling.

Easy ways to find time for yourself while homeschooling

In this article, we will explain how online schooling allows families more free time and we will look at ways to give you a little bit of free time.

Tips to manage anxiety in teenagers

In this article, we will take a deeper look at signs of teenage anxiety and discuss ways to deal with and treat anxiety naturally.

Math games for kids with a deck of cards

In this article, we will explore some simple math games to play with kids using only a deck of cards to help them develop their math skills.

A-Levels vs. Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Courses

In this article, we will explain the differences between A-Levels, Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses.

The importance of play in child development

In this article, we discuss the importance of play in early childhood development and look at ways to encourage kids to play as part of their development.

Math and Science activities in the garden

In this article, we will discuss how you can set up a learning garden to teach your child math and science-related concepts.

Homeschool Planner - What to Include Plus FREE Printable Templates

Download our free homeschool planners which are essential for organising and staying on track with your lesson plans, schedules, goals, reading lists and more.

Why is Science so important in education?

In this article, we will discuss what is science for a child, why it is so important and how to teach your child science-related concepts in an interactive way.

The importance of handwriting

In this blog we discuss the importance of handwriting in schools, despite the rise of our use of keyboards and computers to create written text.

Exploring Forest Schools

Forest schools are rising in popularity as families discover the benefits of homeschooling whilst trying to breed a love for the environment in their children.

Understanding the different types of intelligence: IQ, EQ, SQ and AQ

Over the last few decades, researchers and psychologists have identified alternative ways to measure intelligence that doesn’t only focus on academic abilities

Tips to Ace the Comprehension Section of Your IGCSE English Exam

In this article, our CambriLearn teachers share their tips on how to pass the comprehension section of the Cambridge IGCSE English Exams.

Homeschooling and social interaction

In this article, we will look at different ways that homeschooled children socialise and some of the benefits attached to this approach to socialisation.

How to develop a child’s inquiring mind

While the never-ending questions that children ask can test our patience, promoting the habit of asking questions can develop self-motivated lifelong learners.

The pros and cons of international schools when moving abroad

In this article, we will look at some of the pros and cons of choosing an international school when moving abroad.

Improving math skills and building student confidence

In this article, we will look at the importance of learning mathematics in school and how children can improve these skills and build confidence in maths.

How to motivate your child by instilling a love for learning

The first step in getting a child to absorb and retain information is to instil a love for learning in the child and ensure that they are self-motivated.

How to encourage kids to read

Because we understand the importance of reading, we've created a list of top tips that will help you encourage your kids to read.

Internet safety for kids

We share four detailed tips with parents to help manage the safety of their children whilst using the internet.

How to choose a school overseas

Choosing a school is one of the major decisions parents make when moving abroad. We discuss different factors to consider when choosing a school overseas

Fractions – How to add, multiply and divide fractions

In this article our Mathematics teacher, Kendall Born, helps students (and parents) understand how to add, multiply and divide fractions.

How to motivate your child to do homework

Many parents will agree that they find it difficult to find new ways to motivate a child to do homework. We share our tips on motiving your child to do homework

10 Benefits of STEM educational games for kids

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education puts an emphasis on preparing kids of today for successful future careers.

Exercises to teach reading comprehension

Encouraging participation in exercises to promote reading comprehension will help instil a love for reading and promote optimal knowledge retention.

Transitioning to an online British Education

The international British curriculum allows children the freedom and flexibility to study at their own pace. A methodology that takes practice to perfect

STEM Activities for kids

Let kids play and experiment with STEM activities to encourage them to become the innovators of the future!

How to help your child reach reading comprehension

How to improve reading comprehension - tips to develop your child's understanding of a text and to allow your child to dig deeper into the purpose of a passage.

Alternative schooling options when moving abroad

For many families, moving abroad comes with its fair share of decisions. One of the most important decisions will be which school your children will attend.

5 Easy DIY crafts for kids

It is time to dust off that glue gun and get creative with some fun and easy crafts to keep your kids busy these school holidays.

11 Benefits of homeschooling

Homeschooling has become a modern alternative to traditional schools. While this option involves making a tough decision, it is not an impossible one.

How to teach the concept of subtraction

In this article we provide a simple method parents and teachers can use to teach subtraction to students.

How to teach the concept of addition

In this article we provide a simple method that parents and teachers can use to teach addition to students.

How to choose a career path

For some, choosing a career path, for other it can be a daunting task to choose which direction to take for their careers.

Studying A-levels online

A-levels are internationally recognised qualifications that are required for entry into many universities around the world. We discuss studying A-Levels online

A step-by-step guide on how to order textbooks

In this article, we offer up some tips to help you find and order textbooks for your online schooling curriculum.

Gross motor skills development activities for children

Gross motor skills are terms that are often heard in parenting circles, but what are these skills? We discuss the importance of gross motor skills development

Fine motor skills development activities for children

In this post we discuss what fine motor skills are, how important they are and how parents can help their children develop their fine motor skills.

Healthy screen time habits for kids learning online

We share some insights on what healthy screen time habits parents can instill if their kids are completing school online.

Online Schooling 101: The Beginner's Guide

So you are considering an online school for your child, but where do you start? We explore the most frequently asked questions in this article.

How to study when attending an online school

Here are some handy tips and tricks to help you make a success of your online school studies.

How to help a hyperactive child study

Belinda, our head of Primary, shares her advice on helping hyperactive, fidgety kids concentrate.

IGCSE: What it is and other important information

We discuss what IGCSE is and provide additional information for parents searching for the best schooling curriculums.

Online Homeschooling: Everything you need to know

We explain the difference between online homeschooling and homeschooling

How graduation and homeschooling works

In this article we discuss the answers to some of the more commonly asked questions around homeschooling and graduation.

A traditional classroom environment vs. personalised, self-paced learning

Just like no two humans are the same, no two students are alike and therefore they will not learn in the same way or at the same pace.

How to choose the best homeschooling curriculum for your child

When it comes to homeschooling, there is not a one-size-fits-all solution that suits all children. We look at the best curriculums for your child.

How homeschooling supports personalised learning

Homeschooling thpromotes the concept that every child is unique and that there should not be a one size fits all approach to education.

Social-emotional skills drive success

Strong social-emotional skills drive better academic performance. Today, social-emotional learning is among the most requested courses by parents worldwide

10 Fun Holiday Activities for Kids (and Adults)

We know how daunting the holiday season can be for parents, so we’ve put together a list of some fun holiday activities to help your family survive the holidays

10 Study Tips to Help You Survive (and Thrive) your Exams

With exams just around the corner, students may start to feel the pressures of trying to absorb and retain their course content.

Cambridge Curriculum vs CAPS: What is the difference between the CAPS and Cambridge Curriculum?

In this article, we will explore these differences in an effort to help you make an informed decision on the best education solution for you and your family.

How Instagram contributes to studying

There’s an entire community of students who are networking to help each other with learning, studying and motivation.

How homeschooling gave this family the flexibility that traditional school could not

Meet Tamryn Hansen, a CambriLearn parent. In August 2020, Tamryn and her husband made the difficult decision to withdraw their two teenage children from school

Why kids should learn about artificial intelligence and machine learning

The world of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning isn’t just for computer scientists; it’s a world which our kids can begin to explore right now

Tech lovers, what should you study at university?

If you like the idea of building a career based around an exciting new technology, then a degree in any IT-related subject can be a good option for you.

The future of work and tech careers

According to The future of work in South Africa report, digitisation could result in a net gain of more than 1m jobs in South Africa by 2030!

What is Python coding?

Python is taught at GCSE, A-Level, and at University, so learning Python early on will give you a head start academically and in your projects! Read on

CambriLearn launches new coding courses

CambriLearn and Fire Tech have partnered up and are excited to present coding courses for kids and teens between 12 and 17.

10 Ways artificial intelligence will change our kids’ lives

A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) defines the action of intelligent machines, such as autonomous vehicles, so that they work and react just like us humans.

8 Reasons kids need to learn to code

Here are our top eight reasons for encouraging your child to learn to code.

Traditional education is getting a reboot, one that is long overdue

In our last two blog posts, we’ve explored how the pandemic is affecting traditional education and the opportunities that exist for online homeschooling.

Relationship Between Learning and Development

Maria Lycoudi, a CambriLearn teacher, explores whether it is learning that prompts development or is it development that prompts learning.

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body

Introduce your children to reading from as young an age as possible. Only by reading actual words will a child learn the intricacies of language.

What is understanding in mathematics, and is it different for learners and teachers?

The biggest problem teachers face with regard to this idea is how to identify whether understanding has occurred.

Can video games help educate your child

Video games tend to get a bad reputation for creating a violent culture in society, but are there merits to using videos games as tools to educate children?

Does birth order affect your personality for better or for worse?

We all know that firstborns are bossy, and the youngest child gets away with murder, right? But just how true is this?

Tips to learn French

Anna Shabo shares her tips to learning French (and any other foreign language).

Learning from film narratives

Understanding how film narratives take an audience from point A to B can help to finding an ideal learning path.

Teaching social skills with roleplaying games

Christine van Rooyen shares what social skills roleplaying games can teach children.

The importance of reading aloud to your child

Did you know? By the time babies reach their first birthday they will have learned all the sounds needed to speak their native language.

The future of tutoring: Online evolution or a freedom revolution?

As working-parent and single-parent families switch from traditional schooling to home education, the role of an outsourced tutor has grown.

How best to deal with teenage behaviour

Cecilia von Molendorff, CambriLearn's principal, shares a word of advice to parents and teachers on how to best deal with teenage behaviour.

Why online basic education is the future

In Kenya, studying for a degree online is becoming more acceptable as many degree courses become available through local Universities.

Why study history

History gives mankind superpowers that enable us to change the future into something great!

How to prepare for your Science exams and survive the stress!

Exams are coming and if you’re feeling relaxed and confident about your study plan and prospects in the forthcoming challenge, “Well splendid!” I say.

Misconceptions on charge and the charging of objects

This article aims to report on erroneous ideas and concepts of electricity and magnetism that may be communicated to the learners by the textbooks.

A parent’s role in their child’s education

Studies have found that only 25% of academic and/or job success is predicted by IQ, 75% of success is predicated by our perceptions of the world

What no-one ever tells home schooling parents and their children

We discuss why parents choose homeschooling, and share advice and insights for parents considering homeschooling

AS Level Biology – a word to the wise

Helen answers a few frequently asked questions about A and AS Level Biology.

Embracing a technology enabled future with a career in software development

How to embrace a technology-enabled future with a career path in software development.

Everything expats need to know about South African schools

Hugo, an education consultant at CambriLearn, shares his experience and insights with Expats regarding local schools in SA

Time management for homeschooling

If you have chosen to home school your children, you will soon realise that without careful time management, you are doomed to fail.

Unlocking the potential of homeschooling for ADD/ADHD students

Trying to get a disinterested ADD/ADHD student to do it can be nearly impossible. Which is why more families prefer online education

The Power of Handwriting: An Essential Study Aid

I couldn’t believe my eyes when I first started lecturing and students would come to the front of the lecturing hall and take photos of the overhead projector.

Feature section: AS Level Trigonometry

Trigonometry is often perceived as a scary topic in mathematics, but I don’t believe it should be.

Parent involvement is crucial in homeschooling

In traditional schools, students have to fall in with the structures set in place. With homeschooling, parents need to provide the structure to learn

Overcoming adversity by finding your inner superhero

Each modern superhero always has a gift or curse which grants them superhuman abilities. This way, people other than themselves stand to benefit.

Homeschooling - helping children with borderline autism thrive

For years now there have been misconceptions about the disorder of Autism, but there has never been a focus on its silver lining.

Best methods to solve Euclidean Geometry

Some learners really struggle to SEE Euclidean Geometry! No matter what they try, they keep hitting a wall and are not able to achieve what they want.

The lost art of reading books

Do you set aside time for reading? Research shows that the time people spend reading simply for pleasure is steadily declining.