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What is healthy technology?

What do parents want when looking for apps: Being a parent has become a demanding, time-consuming job. Taking part and feeling pressure to excel have become standard run-of-the-mill expectations. Kids are running from Mandarin and chess classes to Kumon and Tai-Chi.     Parents are becoming more desperate for...

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Meet the Kids: Onthatile Mogano

Let’s meet another one of our great Xander reviewers, Onthatile from Johannesburg.     What is your name and how old are you? Onthaile and I’m almost 7 years old. What school do you go to and what grade are you in? I go to The Kings School RobinHills...

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Our Co-Founder nominated for Inspiring Fifty 2017

Inspiring Fifty is a Dutch based non-profit organisation that showcases inspiring female role models in the technology industry in the Netherlands, France, Europe and the Nordics.     Built on the core philosophy ”If she can see it, she can be it”, Inspiring Fifty annually awards the 50 most inspiring...

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Xander Mom: Shante Hutton

  Meet mom and photographer, Shante Hutton, who took some time out to share with us about her family, parenting and her thoughts on learning using technology.   Tell us about yourself? I’m Shante Hutton, an overtly sarcastic British chick who now lives in Cape Town with my South...

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Sibella Knott-Craig: Must-Haves

As parents we are always looking for new things to keep our children healthy, well read, organised and some of us want it to environmentally friendly and sustainable. This being said we’d like to introduce you to our new series of Must-Haves as told by our group of inspiring...

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Teacher Feature: Patricia Petersen

At Xander we are always looking to give the amazing people who teach South Africa’s children a special mention and shout out. Meet grade 7 teacher and Deputy principal, Patricia Petersen.     Tell us about your career and your choice to become a teacher? I’ve been a primary...

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Meet the Kids: Onalo Konono

It’s time we let you all meet the awesome kids who have take time out of their super busy schedules to review apps for you to try. First up, meet the vibrant Onalo Konono.     What is your name and how old are you? My name is Onalo...

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Xander Mom: Carly Crawford

  Meet Carly Crawford, mom and blogger from the Free State. She shared some insight into her family and her thoughts in technology and education.   Tell us about yourself? I am a Stay-At-Home-Mom, with two little girls aged 5 and 3. They keep me busy with school runs,...

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6 Brain Foods for Kids

Kids don’t only need a balanced diet to keep their bodies healthy; they need nutritious food to help their brains develop too. The brain absorbs the food we eat, and you can help your child’s cognitive skills, memory and concentration by giving them these six food types, which are...

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