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Nal'ibali supplement edition 96

We’ve known for a long time that fathers have an important role to play in the lives of their children. Ahead of Father's Day, we explore the importance of fathers and male role models in children's lives, how to make a Father's Day present PLUS 10 tips for dads on how to connect with their children. In addition, we also have three new stories: 'Topo’s tree house' by Kopano Sechele and illustrated by Sally MacLarty (Heartlines), 'Monkey business' by Jolanta Durno and illustrated by Sally Whines (Cambridge University Press), AND 'A birthday present for dad' by Ann Walton and illustrated by Magriet Brink.

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isiXhosa, English (PDF
isiZulu, English (PDF
Sepedi, English (PDF
Sesotho, English (PDF

Nal'ibali supplement edition 95

In this edition, we explore how parents can inadvertently discourage kids from reading, and how YOU can avoid that. We also talk about upcoming celebrations such as Africa Day, and provide some fun and easy Get Story Active tips. PLUS we feature THREE new stories: 'A surprise at the park' by Wendy Hartmann and illustrated by Magriet Brink (Persona Doll Training), 'A tiny seed' by Nicola Rijsdijk and illustrated by Maya Marshak (Book Dash), AND 'Thoko’s best friend' written and illustrated by Niki Daly.

Afrikaans, English (PDF
isiXhosa, English (PDF
isiZulu, English (PDF
Sepedi, English (PDF
Sesotho, English (PDF

Nal'ibali supplement edition 94

This edition celebrates mothers as crucial reading role models! Smangele Mathebula, mother and Campaign Driver for Nal’ibali, shares her experience of the importance of being a reading role model. We show you how to make a Mother’s Day card, PLUS we feature 3 new stories: 'The hyena and the seven little kids' by Carole Bloch and illustrated by Hannah Morris (Jacana Media), 'The party' by Gcina Mhlophe and illustrated by Arnold Birungi (Heartlines), as well as ‘Mama gets muddled’ by Nicky Webb and Jiggs Snaddon-Wood. Remember to keep an eye out for our fun literacy activities in between!

Afrikaans, English (PDF
isiXhosa, English (PDF
isiZulu, English (PDF
Sepedi, English (PDF
Sesotho, English (PDF

Nal'ibali supplement edition 93

In this edition, we explore how stories impact your child’s brain. Our news corner highlights the in-flight magazine that Nal’ibali and South African Airways have created to promote the power of stories! We also feature 3 new stories: ‘Sizwe’s smile’ by Vianne Venter and illustrated by Genevieve Terblanche (Bookdash), ‘Thunder and lightning’ by Daphne Paizee and Kathleen Arnott, illustrated by Colette Kemp (Cambridge University Press), PLUS ‘The king of the birds’ by Joanne Bloch, illustrated by Tamsin Hinrichsen. You can end off the fun with all our Story Power literacy activities!

Afrikaans, English (PDF
isiXhosa, English (PDF
isiZulu, English (PDF
Sepedi, English (PDF
Sesotho, English (PDF

Nal'ibali supplement edition 92

In this edition, we talk about the way books shape how we think and feel and how they allow us to dream and to imagine. We also feature our children's literacy rights poster for the very first time, as well as 10 ideas for World Book Day! You can also enjoy the cut-out-and-keep story 'Tortoise finds his home' by Maya Fowler and Katrin Coetzer (Bookdash), PLUS 'Joseph’s cradle' by Jude Daly and illustrated by Magriet Brink. In addition, we also feature the story 'Hare and hedgehog' by Elaine Ridge, illustrated Mieke van der Merwe.

Afrikaans, English (PDF
Sepedi, English (PDF
isiXhosa, English (PDF
isiZulu, English (PDF
Sesotho, English (PDF

Nal'ibali supplement edition 91

In this edition, we explore ways to use libraries to spread the power of stories! We also speak to librarian of the year, Cape Town Library Manager, Flippie van der Walt, about the role libraries play in shaping communities. PLUS we feature the cut-out-and-keep story called 'Theo and the circus cat' by Wendy Hartman and Joan Rankin (LAPA Publishers). In our Story Corner, we feature 'The donkey library' by Monica Brown, illustrated by Alzette Prins.

Afrikaans, English (PDF
isiXhosa, English (PDF
Sesotho, English (PDF
isiZulu, English (PDF

Nal'ibali supplement edition 90

In this edition, we look at how to select books for different age groups and feature some of our favourite children’s stories to choose from! PLUS enjoy the cut-out-and-keep story 'Ouma Ruby's secret' by Chris van Wyk and Anneliese Voigt-Peters (Pan Macmillan) – a fun and easy story to read with little ones! In addition, we also feature 'I love bananas' by Zukiswa Wanner and Marna Hattingh - the ideal little story for babies!

Afrikaans, English (PDF
Sesotho, English (PDF
isiXhosa, English (PDF
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Nal'ibali supplement edition 88

In celebration of International Fairytale Day, this edition is dedicated to the power of fairytales and folktales in every culture. We feature an interview with 12 year-old author Kiera-Lee Hayes, who wrote her very own local version of 'The Gingerbread Man' called 'The Boerewors Man'! The cut-out-and-keep story is 'The three Billy Goats Gruff' by Carole Bloch and Shayle Bester (Jacana Media).

Afrikaans, English (PDF
Sesotho, English (PDF
isiXhosa, English (PDF
isiZulu, English (PDF

Nal'ibali supplement, edition 87

In this edition, we talk about the importance of Mother Tongue Day and how crucial it is to preserve and protect all languages for children’s literacy development! We also speak to author Zanele Ndlovu on how to share stories with your children, and feature the cut-out-and-keep story, 'UMakhweyane UHadi' by Zanele Ndlovu and Charlotte Hill O’Neal (Izilimi Zase-Afrika). In our Story Corner, we feature Part 2 of 'Phindulo and the pumpkin' by Kai Tuomi.

Afrikaans, English (PDF
isiXhosa, English (PDF
isiZulu, English (PDF
Sesotho, English (PDF

Nal'ibali supplement, edition 86

In this edition, we look at how reading stories to children can help them develop skills they need to succeed in science. We also share from parents what stories have done for their children. PLUS we feature the cut-out-and-keep story, 'Jeff and George and the Totem Pole' by Emily Child and Julia Anastasopoulos (Penguin Books South Africa). In addition, we feature Part 1 of the story 'Phindulo and the pumpkin' by Kai Tuomi in our Story Corner.

Afrikaans, English (PDF
isiXhosa, English (PDF
Sesotho, English PDF
isiZulu, English (PDF

Nal'ibai supplement, edition 85

In this edition, Nal'ibali answers some of your most frequently asked questions about reading and stories, PLUS we feature the cut-out-and-keep story called ‘How lion got his roar’ by Gcina Mhlophe and Magriet Brink. In our Story Corner, we feature Part 2 of 'A little bit' by Wendy Hartmann.

Afrikaans, English (PDF
Sesotho, English (PDF
isiXhosa, English (PDF
isiZulu, English (PDF

Nal'ibali supplement, edition 84

In the first edition of 2015, it's all about putting stories at the centre of your home. We provide easy reading resolutions to ensure that books are a part of your child's life, we review our ‘Story Power’ billboard campaign, and present our newest story: ‘A House for Mouse’ by Michele Fry, Amy Uzzell and Jennifer Jacobs (BookDash).

Afrikaans, English (PDF
isiXhosa, English (PDF
isiZulu, English (PDF
Sesotho, English (PDF

Nal'ibali supplement, edition 83

In this edition, we talk about bringing home stories during the holiday period. This means time to relax a little as we enjoy being with family and friends, and more time to spend with stories and books! In our Story Corner, we have a story called ‘A promise is a promise’ by Wendy Hartmann, PLUS our cut-out-and-keep story entitled ‘The feast’ by Jude Daly and Jiggs Snaddon-Wood.

Afrikaans, English (PDF
isiXhosa, English (PDF
Sesotho, English (PDF
isiZulu, English (PDF

Nal'ibali supplement, edition 82

In this edition, we explore how stories can be used to heal and support children through difficult times. We also chat about our new and improved reading-for-enjoyment cellphone app with Mxit Reach, PLUS we share the cut-out-and-keep story entitled ‘A fish and a gift’ by Liesl Jobson, Jesse Breytenbach and Andy Thesen (BookDash).

Afrikaans, English (PDF
isiXhosa, English (PDF
isiZulu, English (PDF
Sesotho, English (PDF

Nal'ibai supplement, edition 81

In this edition, we celebrate picture books for International Picture Book Month. We also speak to South Africa’s famous author Niki Daly, PLUS we feature the exciting cut-and-keep story by Daly called ‘Next stop – Zanzibar’ (Pan Macmillan).

Afrikaans, English (PDF
isiXhosa, English (PDF
Sesotho, English (PDF
isiZulu, English (PDF

Nal'ibali supplement, edition 80

This edition features a compelling article about the importance of sharing stories. We also look back on our 2nd birthday earlier this year, and share the cut-out-and-keep story called ‘Lazy Mr. Sloth’ by Paul Kennedy, Nick Mulgrew and Graham Paterson (BookDash/Paperight).

Afrikaans, English (PDF
Sesotho, English (PDF
isiXhosa, English (PDF
isiZulu, English (PDF

Nal'ibali supplement, edition 79

In this edition, we take ‘Story Power’ even further by exploring how, when and where to share stories with children. In our Nal'ibali Bookshelf, we celebrate Gcina Mhlophe's birthday,,PLUS we check out the cut-out-and-keep story called 'Come Back Cat', written by Karen Lilje and Nicola Rijsdijk, and illustrated by Sam Scarborough (BookDash/Paperight).

Afrikaans, English (PDF
isiXhosa, English (PDF
isiZulu, English (PDF
Sesotho, English (PDF

Nal'ibali supplement, edition 78

In this edition, we celebrate Nal’ibali’s “Story Power: Bring it Home” national awareness campaign, and look at how we use stories to explore our lives – past and present – and to dream about our future. Our cut-out-and-keep story is ‘Jojo’s wire car’ by Veronica Lamond (Random House Struik), PLUS we share an exclusive interview with the author about her career as a writer and illustrator.

Afrikaans, English (PDF

Nal'ibali supplement, edition 77

In this issue, Gcina Mhlophe speaks to us about the heart of storytelling in Africa, and how our heritage and roots are imparted in every African tale. Actress, “Survivor” contestant and author Bonnie Henna writes about how reading aloud is the best way to spend time with your kids. And our cut-out-and-keep story is the beautifully-illustrated piece called ‘Shorty and Billy Boy’ by Gerard Sekoto (Jacana Media).

Afrikaans, English (PDF
Sesotho, English (PDF
isiXhosa, English (PDF
isiZulu, English (PDF

Nal'ibali supplement, edition 76

In this edition, we explore the importance of family stories and how they impact childrens' ideas of forgiveness, perseverance and honesty. We share some interesting facts about world-famous children's author Roald Dahl in celebration of his birthday. In addition, our cut-out-and-keep story is the heartwarming tale called ‘Theo and the Cat burglar’, by Wendy Hartmann and Joan Rankin.

Afrikaans, English (PDF
Sesotho, English (PDF
isiXhosa, English (PDF
isiZulu, English (PDF