Parenting To Make Your Child The Best They Can Be.
Last week I attended the opening of the “Sibahle Collection” store at Ferndale Village Shopping Centre in Randburg. I found a happy space for my 2-year-old daughter! Sibahle Collection has adorable brown dolls in different sizes and merchandise that includes bedding, backpacks and party packs. Whilst there I spoke to one of the co-founders, Mrs. Khulile Ofosu, on what inspired the business. But what sparked the idea for today’s column was when she casually mentioned that her daughter who turned 4 years-old in February is able to read, albeit not fluently, but she recognizes her letters and can read most simple words, write the letters and her name) and do basic mathematical addition and subtraction sums (although in her mind is taking away from and adding to).
I found this intriguing because the majority of children in SA start on math sums and reading properly when they start Grade R when they are 6-years-old. I thought I should share what she says they do to give their daughter a head-start in being the best she can be. Below are the parenting guidelines that the Ofosu’s follow:
What has worked for us:
By Ntombenhle Khathwane