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Teacher feature: Marga Jonker

The role played by the people who teach your children is crucial. They do not only teach them academic subjects but often life subjects as well. It is often a thankless job and at Xander we want to take time to celebrate the incredible teachers out there. Meet our...

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Xander Kids App Reviews – February 2017

This month we have some new reviewers who took some time out of their busy schedules to play with some great apps and let us know what they think of them. This month our reviews are Cailey (8 years old), Mieka (8 Years old) and the return of Ntathile...

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African Folklore Stories: Why the Warthog is on his Knees

Story-telling is such an important part of a child’s development and encourages a love of adventure, imagination and curiosity. In Africa story-telling is part of a long oral tradition passed down from generation to generation; and with the turn of modernity this is being lost to our children.  ...

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Xander Dad: Vije Vijendranath

  This week we spoke to tech-savvy, start-up pioneer and dad, Vije Vijendranath about his blog for dads, his views on technology and kids and his family. We met Vije’s wife Shan last year as well.   Tell us about yourself? I’m a father of 2. A girl of...

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Expert: Thandekile Ngema

  We spoke to teacher and education consultant for the Breteau Foundation, Thandekile Ngema about using mobile apps in the classroom. She shared some great advice for teachers wanting to add a tech element to their classrooms.   1. Tell us about yourself and your background? I am a teacher by...

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Xander Kids App Reviews: January 2017

This year we are revamping the way we do App reviews. Every month we will be interviewing some awesome kids who have played with the list of apps we send them each month. This month we spoke to Onalo Konono (Aged 7), Onthatile Mogano (Aged 6), and brothers Aobakwe...

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Xander Mom: Njeri Wangari-Wanjohi

  We’re kicking off the new year with an inspiring Xander mom, Njeri from Kenya. She talked to us about her family, her thoughts on technology and education and shared some great parenting tips with us.   Tell us about yourself? My name is Njeri Wangari-Wanjohi. I am a poet,...

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Things to do with Kids this Summer | Cape Town

  Cape Town is amazing during the summer months as the city becomes alive with the unmistakable energy of happiness. There are so many cultures and languages, people of different backgrounds to mingle with, so many fun and exciting activities to take part in and the weather is simply...

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Xander Mom: Anita Boxoza

  This month’s dynamic Xander Mom is Anita Boxoza. She talked to us about her fun a one of our favourite news blogs, Chocolate Hair Sisters, her gorgeous little girls and shared some parenting tips to live by.   Tell us about yourself? I am Anita, a 20 something...

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Meet the Voices: The Xander Spel Kids

The Xander Afrikaans Spel apps were specially created in partnership with WOW (Woorde Open Wêrelde) at the University of Stellenbosch. The WOW national spelling bee is the top Afrikaans school spelling competition in South Africa. Xander used the top spellers in this competition in various grades at a number...

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