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Grade R is the first year of the Foundation Phase. It is the ideal programme for your children to develop a firm academic foundation, until the year in which they turn seven and start Grade 1. Brainline provides the programme content, but parent involvement is required to ensure learner success. An integrated approach that focuses on learning through play and fun activities.

Brainline has developed our own Grade R programme (curriculum) based on the CAPS requirements of the Department of Basic Education while allowing you as parent/guardian flexibility. Our program comprises a combination of a Home Language, First Additional Language, Mathematics, and Life Skills, which are addressed holistically with a theme-based approach.

Already in Grade 1, 2 or 3 but need to develop required skillsets?

If your child needs to refine and perfect the skillsets that are essential for the successful completion of the Foundation Phase, and has not done Grade R, use this programme simultaneously as an academic support programme.

Parent guidance required

Online classes available 24/7

No deadlines

This learning plan is ideal if you...


Would like to prepare your child for Grade 1.


Want to educate your child through play activities.


Don’t want to be bound by timelines.


Want to complete selected modules at your own pace.


Still want to comply with legal requirements.

Grade R

  • Prepare your child for Grade 1.
  • Educate your child through play activities.
  • Complete selected modules at your own pace.
  • Comply with legal requirements.
  • Grade R modules are only available to purchase through Snapplify (as ebooks)/ Credobooks (as hardcopies).

Above price includes registration fee and ebooks (full set)
Registration fee: R250
Optional – Live classes & curriculum resources: R350 per month recurring monthly payment
Credobooks hardcopy from R4 766 for the whole set of modules. Visit their website here. (prices subject to change by Credobooks).

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School Readiness Test


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  • Evaluating your child’s maturity.

Summary of product

Admission requirements

There are no admission requirements for Grade R.

Programme content

Available as printed full-colour, theme-based modules, or as printable ebooks via your personal ebook library.



The parent/guardian is required to facilitate the child’s learning by guiding him/her through the activities in each module.


Programme availability

The Grade R programme can be purchased throughout the year.



There is no set schedule, and the modules can be completed in any order, throughout the year.


Required resources

Stationery and materials as recommended in each module, and internet access to download the ebooks when this option is selected.

Step 1

  1. Enrol at www.mybrainline.com.  
  2. We create a Microsoft 365 Student account for each learner, which they can access by visiting https://office.microsoft.com. These accounts will be activated within 24 hours of receiving the Brainline welcome email, sent upon enrolment approval.

The Brainline learner will use his/her unique Microsoft credentials to log in to Snapplify at https://brainline.snapplify.com/overview where they can purchase their digital books. 

Step 2

  1. Download the list of prescribed and recommend books for the year from: https://brainline.com/booklist/
  2. Go to: https://brainline.snapplify.com/overview and log in with Microsoft, using the learner’s unique account details that we provide upon enrolment. 
  3. Navigate to the shop and purchase each book in accordance with the list you downloaded in Step 1 that is relevant to your child. 

Note: Purchased books are automatically loaded to the Snapplify Reader and must be accessed there. 

  1. Go to https://getsnapplify.com/ and select your device type. Download the application/installer and install it on your device. 
  2. Open the application and log in with your child’s username and password (created in Step 2). 
  3. In the application, you will see the items you have purchased available for download. 
  4. Once you have downloaded the books, you can access the learner’s study material.

If you need any assistance, please send an email to help@snapplify.com



Me, my family, neighbours and friends

In our home

My body

My senses

Good manners and hygiene

Days, months and seasons

Cook and enjoy

Dinosaurs, shapes and concepts

Fruit and vegetables

Zoo, animals and pets

From the farm




The ocean and it's animals


Insects and other bugs

Deserts, mountains, jungles and oceans



The world and space

Overview of product

Outcomes include reading and viewing, design, data handling, listening exercises, interpretation, writing, language structure, thinking and reasoning.


A wide range of topics is explored to expand your child’s knowledge of the wonderful world around him/her.

The 21 modules can be done at any time and in any order, as your child needs change.


Practical activities are applied to develop and promote the main skills that your child must master.


The complete alphabet and number set is taught throughout the programme, with specific literacy and numeracy learning outcomes.

The programme is based on the South African CAPS curriculum.

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