Let’s Play: Why Theatre is Important for Young Learners – VP of Curriculum Dee McDonald

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The month of September is one of the most exciting times for me. Our children return to schools and FasTracKids centers to reset the circadian rhythm of life that was left behind during lax periods of school holidays. I especially enjoy September because it marks one of my favorite subjects in the FasTrack® Fundamentals and Tots programs: Speech, Drama and Art.

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Reading…and Records


“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.”
Dr. Seuss, “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!”

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How Your Child is Smart


Once in a while, you’ll come across people that think your child isn’t as “gifted” or “talented” as their child. That parent’s idea of child intelligence may be based on figuring out math problems or being able to create impressive buildings out of Legos. What that parent doesn’t realize is that just because your child isn’t proficient at solving math problems doesn’t mean they aren’t smart.

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A Grandparent’s Influence – VP of Curriculum Dee McDonald


My friend, Lorna, received great news several weeks ago. Her son was promoted at his job, which meant he would be relocating to Denver. Of course, Lorna was excited to be closer in proximity to her son, but she was overjoyed that her grandchildren would also be growing up in the same city where she lives.

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School Year Goals and Resolutions


Goals determine what you’re going to be. – Julius Irving

Starting the new school year prepared can set the stage for success in the many months to come. A key to that preparedness is making sure that you have established clear goals for you and your children to strive towards throughout the year.

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Back-to-School Celebrations! 4 Ways to Get Excited for School

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It’s that time of the year again, where your child’s summer schedule of long days spent playing outdoors with friends and family transforms into the classroom routine of school. This change in your young learner’s life doesn’t have to be met with distress when you make the transition fun.

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A Love of Second Languages

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As parents, you have the wonderful and sometimes stressful responsibility of shaping your child’s educational journey. With seemingly endless options available for your child, it is a challenge to know what can best help their brain development. Learning a second language should be a standout option, regardless of culture or popularity.

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Pokémon STOP! FasTrack GO! – VP of Curriculum Dee McDonald

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When I woke up the morning of July 6, I planned for it to be a routine, typical day. I did not realize that as I slept, scores of Pokémon had been released and the worldwide Pokémon hunt had begun.

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FasTracKids Sandton Hosts Charity Food Drive


The recent annual food collection for charity drive held at FasTracKids, a preschool in Sandton, South Africa, was a success according to principal Bernadine Shaw.

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Summer Learning Day – VP of Curriculum Dee McDonald

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“It’s lovely to live on a raft. We had the sky, up there, all speckled with stars, and we used to lay on our backs and look up at them, and discuss about whether they was made, or only just happened- Jim he allowed they was made, but I allowed they happened; I judged it would have took too long to make so many.”
― Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

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