Abbeys Preparatory School

Abbeys is a Private school which caters for pupils from grade Zero upto 7.

Put your kids to bed on time. They need sleep, and you need time to recharge your energy. Create a bedtime routine and stick to it.

Happy Mother's Day to all the beautiful mothers out there.

As we are back to School, here are some tips for getting them ready:
1. Re-introduce a Bedtime Routine😴😴😴 which should start now, if not in place already.
2. Waking Earlier🛀🏾 – Start waking your child(ren) at the time they will need to get up for school.
3. Early, Early Night🛌– On Sunday, which is the day before school resumes, let them go to bed very early. If normal bedtime is 8pm, let them sleep at 7.30pm.
4. School Messages📨 – Time to check and read all the emails/messages from school which were earlier put aside. 🙈🙈🙈 5. Prepare for School Supplies 🌂✏️🖍📚– Start now to pick up on all school supplies - snacks, stationery, lunch bags, school bag🎒, etc.
6. Back to School Clothing👔👗👞 – Go over your children’s clothing now. You will be surprised at what is missing, torn or out grown. Don’t forget trip to the barber/salon.
7. Waking up the Brain – Re-introduce reading and writing to help them prepare for school work as you may decide to go through their holiday homework.
8. New Term Goals 📝– Review their last term assessment reports/results to determine areas to work on with their class teacher and have a discussion with your child.
9. School Day Routines📜🗓 – Plan out school day routines -time to wake, eat, go to school, do homework, house chores, play and go to bed.
10. Finalise Logistics 🚌🚗⛹🏾‍♀️🏊🏽‍♀️– Don’t forget to check you have covered pickup and drop off arrangements,after school activities, etc #2ndterm

Play games that interest your child, not the ones that are most convenient for you. This is a great way to identify what excites your child’s imagination.

There are over 600 varieties of orange trees that can be found in tropical and subtropical parts of the world. Oranges originated from Southeast Asia and its cultivation began in 2500BC.

Did You Know?

Bats are mammals of the order Chiroptera; with their forelimbs adapted as wings, they are the only mammals naturally capable of true and sustained flight.

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#DYK

How many times have you allowed your child to come up with his or her own answer?

#ThinkingSchool

11 Educational YouTube Channels for Kids
#1 Little Baby Bum

This YouTube channel was particularly created for preschool children. The videos you will find on this channel are educating and entertaining, you will find your child nodding to the rhythm of the songs in the videos. New videos are posted weekly on this channel.

#2 Baby Joy Joy

Ever heard of this YouTube channel for kids before? If you have not heard of Baby Joy Joy, then you should check their channel now – like right now! The videos on this channel are simply interactive and engaging; your kid would love them.

Be careful not to get your child addicted to Baby Joy Joy, because of how exciting the musical interlude appears. Baby Joy Joy is an adorable baby in a hooded jumpsuit that takes toddlers on a musical adventure.

The channel actually has an addictive version of the ABC song.

#3 TED-Ed

TED-Ed makes it on our list of YouTube channels for kids because of how it engages kids with educational tasks. On the channel, kids are challenged with tasks such as riddles, science, physics, etc. They can even investigate nature, which makes the channel extremely exciting for kids.

#4 Cocomelon -Nursery Rhymes

Cocomelon -Nursery Rhymes is another wonderful educational YouTube channel for kids. The channel was formerly known as ABCKidTv. If you have a toddler at home or a child in preschool, you should encourage him or her to watch the videos on the channel.

They are super educative and addictive – ha-ha, you will find yourself also singing to the lyrics of the songs with your kids. Cocomelon -Nursery Rhymes specialises in 3D-animation videos of both traditional nursery rhymes and original songs for kids.

#5 CoolSchool

This educational YouTube channel for kids is suitable for children in elementary school. The channel has videos that help kids in reading, language, art class, and storytelling. Kids can find their favourite teachers in Ms Booksy, Crafty Carol, Jim Class and other characters. CoolSchool is quite an amazing channel for kids.

#6 Bounce Patrol Kids

Like Little Baby Bum, Bounce Patrol Kids is an educational YouTube Channel for kids in preschool. The channel is managed by a children entertainment group from Melbourne Australia, and the videos on the channel are usually made up of five cast members who put on a funny act just to amuse young children.

Besides amusing kids, the contents shared on the channels are educational.

#7 Sesame Street

Sesame Street is the longest running children’s program on YouTube; it captures millions of viewers on its YouTube channel by offering the classic interesting contents kids love. If you haven’t subscribed to this channel on YouTube, then you should do it immediately. You do not want to miss out on the weekly content that goes out.

Sesame Workshop is the nonprofit educational organisation behind Sesame Street, and their mission is to help children everywhere grow smarter, stronger and nicer. The organisation makes use of the power of media and muppets to meet young children’s development needs with critical early education at its forefront.

#8 Minute Physics

If your kid loves science-related topics, then he or she would love this educational YouTube channels for kids. The channel is suited for children in secondary school because it provides education on the theories and practice of physics. Minute Physics was created by Henry Reich and has over 4 million subscribers.

Minute Physics videos are produced as whiteboard animations with one minute summary of relevant topics in physics. This channel is very effective in helping children learn physics.

#9 Mother Goose Club

Joining Little Baby Bum and Bounce Patrol Kids on the list of educational YouTube channels for kids in preschool is Mother Goose Club. The videos and shows on the channel are made up of a series of educational live-action and animated videos, with a cast of six recurring characters who introduce classic nursery rhymes to children through catchy tunes, play and interactive lessons.

By allowing your child to watch this YouTube channel, you will be helping him or her to learn important developmental skills.

#10 Hooplakidzlab

This educational YouTube Channel for kids is similar to Minute Physics – as the contents on the channel are science-related. However, the contents are suited for preschool children. The channel features educational videos that revolve around nursery rhymes, children’s entertainment, pre-k content, basic numbers and language learning, recipes for kids, art and craft.

#11 NumberPhile

NumberPhile is the last – but not the least – educational YouTube channel for kids in this post; the channel is excellent at teaching children maths. If your child struggles with numbers, then you should subscribe to this channel; he or she would learn a lot just by watching the videos on the YouTube channel. NumberPhile has over 2 million subscribers on YouTube.

Now that we have listed the top 11 educational YouTube channels for kids that you should introduce to your children at home, the next thing is to pay attention to what he or she is learning from the different channels. It is essential to know if your child is picking up valuable learning skills by watching these videos.

For that reason, don’t only subscribe your child to the channels but also ensure he or she views them and learns something daily. Through consistent watching of the channels, your child will surely learn a few things that will help improve his or her academic performance in school.

You might assume that your children know you love them because you buy them gifts and take good care of them. Don’t make the assumption. Let them be sure of your love, by always saying “I love you” to them.

Happiness is PRICELESS.

Giraffes are the world's tallest mammals, thanks to their towering legs and long necks. A giraffe's legs alone are taller than many humans—about 6 feet.

Be clear! Strive for accurate communication in both written and oral form. Avoid over generalizations, distortions, deletions and exaggerations.

#HabitsofMind

WednesdayTip - Savings:

Children need to understand that savings only increases if money is managed very well. This lesson helps them to learn how money grows when it is saved or invested, rather than when it is spent without keeping some aside. Money should be saved before spending; this is why parents must teach their children to save money religiously.

Wants VS Needs: It is assumed that every adult knows the difference between wants and needs, but not all children know that. In teaching kids about money, you need to let them know that the most important thing is to cover their needs, and then if there is extra money left, they can attend to some of their wants. If children are taught this lesson at an early stage, then they are less likely to go on a shopping spree on pay day when they start earning salary. They need to first sort out their needs, make a budget, save and plan before buying anything they want. A practical way to do this is to tell them to make two lists; the first should contain items they need urgently, and the other list should be for the things they want. You will be surprised at how quick they identify the main difference between wants and needs.

Did You Know?

Dolphins and whales often sleep with one eye open in order to avoid being eaten by sharks. The ability to stay partially conscious also allows them to continue to get air while sleeping. They then alternate which side is sleeping periodically.

Comment YES if you agree.
#MotivationMonday

Do have a lovely weekend and may you find many reasons to smile and be happy. Stay blessed!

#TBT

Road Trip - Nyanga, Nyamombe Falls.

Our pupil's SUPER-DADS also had an amazing time during last week's Athletics Day, as they participated in the Tug-Of-War.

Did You Know?

The chicken is one of the few things that man eats before it's born and after it's dead.

Here is what successful people do:
1. They focus on minutes, not hours..
2. They focus on only one thing.
3. They follow the 80/20 rule.
4. They practice a consistent morning routines.

#MotivationMonday

- Infants - Athletics Day

#TBT
Road Trip - Mount Nyangani

Did You Know?

A blue whale can weigh as much as 30 elephants and as long as 3 large tour buses. Their tongues alone can weigh as much as an elephant. Their hearts, as much as an automobile.

Our hearts and prayers go out to all those affected by the recent tragedy that occurred in Manicaland.

May the Almighty be our comfort in this trying time.

#LordHelpUs
#Healing

Do have a lovely weekend and may you find many reasons to smile. Stay blessed!

"Sports build good habits, confidence and discipline. They make players into community leaders and teach them how to strive for a goal, handle mistakes and cherish growth opportunities." - Julie Foudy

For us, sports is more than just fun; it is an integral part of education.

#TBT

Get fresh and energized for the day in a healthy way. #WellnessWednesday #WellnessTips #HealthTips

How well do you know your triangles? 😉Tell us your answers in the comments section.

How is this possible? #Teaser #Brainteaser

Sunday Bible Verse.

Happy Women’s day to all Strong, compassionate, inspiring and empowering women.

Do have a lovely weekend and may you find many reasons to smile.

#TGIF

Today is 7th March and across all our sections we join in celebrating - World Book Day!

All children are artistic, innovative and creative in their own way. Creativity plays a key role in academics and helps kids become like themselves instead of like everyone else.

It was a fun-filled day at our Abbeys Preparatory School Campus, as our students had their Sports Day/Inter House Sports Competition against Borrowdale Brook, Grosvenor, Denmark. Abbeys Preparatory came out number 1.

Did You Know?

The index finger (also referred to as forefinger, first finger, pointer finger, trigger finger, digitus secundus, digitus II, and many other terms), is the first finger and the second digit of a human hand. It is regarded as the most sensitive of the human hand.

Can you solve this math question ? Comment below with your answer!

#Brainteaser

Look at it another way! Be able to change perspectives, generate alternatives and consider options. #HabitsofMind

Always remember that if you never try, you may never know the result you'll achieve if it will turn out right or wrong but the only way to find out is by acting. Even if you fail, you might have just discovered a better way or methods to do it better the next time.

Blessed Sunday!

Did You Know?

The adult human brain weighs about 1.36kg (3 pounds) and the cerebrum accounts for about 85% of the brain.
The brain is composed of 40% gray and 60% white matter. The gray matter is made up of about 100 billion neurons that gather and transmit signals while the white matter is made of dendrites and axons that the neurons use to transmit signals.

The brain is composted of about 75% water and is the fattiest organ in the body, consisting of a minimum of 60% fat. Humans have the largest brain to body ratio of any animal, and the blood vessels in the brain, if stretched end-to-end, would be about 100,000 miles long.

abbeys Preparatory School - educating the whole child

Are you looking for a world-class school in Harare? We have Abbeys Preparatory School for you. Our campus in Greendale is within your reach. ​

For more information: Call 077 369 5900 (between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm on weekdays).

Why do we keep our dream lives as dreams? Why don’t we do something about it? We tend to allow life to just happen to us. Make today and this week count.

Every child deserves a quality and well-rounded education in their formative years.

The moon is only about 250,000 miles (402,336 km) away, so all your DNA would stretch to the moon and back almost 1500 times.

Abbeys Preparatory School - educating the whole child

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At Abbeys our aim is offer a well-structured holistic educational programme, with a view to the actualization of a pupil’s potential in body, mind and spirit .Care is taken to ensure that the curriculum is relevant in an ever changing world, whilst ensuring that the formative values remain unchanged. The school does not have any denominational allegiance, but mainstream teaching of Christianity are overtly taught. Respect for each other is always encouraged, as is forgiveness and kindness .ABBEYS caters for parents who desire a closer teacher /pupil /parent relationship with a maximum of 30 pupils per class .It is hoped that each member of the school community will develop a sense of belonging while being accepted as an individual.
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