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Nal'bali supplement, edition 104

In this edition, we inspire you with reading and storytelling ideas to get through the new year! We look back on Puku’s writing competition and we look forward to this year’s World Read Aloud Day! PLUS we have three more stories for you: ‘Mama Moeng’s surprise’ by Joan Rankin and Tamsin Hinrichsen, illustrated by Natalie Hinrichsen, ‘Daddy’s surprise’ by Wendy Hartmann and Joan Rankin (Human and Rousseau), and ‘Pat, the singing rhino’ by Kgosi Kgosi and Jiggs Snaddon-Wood.

Afrikaans/English: PDF

isiXhosa/English: PDF

isiZulu/English: PDF

Sepedi/Ebglish: PDF

Sesotho/English: PDF

Nal'ibali supplement edition 103

In this edition, we explore how stories can be used to connect with the people around you. Those special stories, shared with important people, create memories that last a lifetime. We also have 20 fun holiday reading ideas, PLUS three new stories: ‘Lion meets his match’ by Joanne Bloch, illustrated by Alzette Prins, ‘Hair day’ by Dawn Garisch and illustrated by Trish de Villiers (Songololo) and ‘Hope’s holiday’ by Wendy Hartmann and illustrated by Rico.

Afrikaans/English: PDF

isiXhosa/English: PDF

isiZulu/English: PDF

Sepedi/Ebglish: PDF

Sesotho/English: PDF

Nal'ibali supplement edition 102

In this edition, Nal'ibali celebrates Picture Book Month! Literacy Mentors and celebrities across the country shared how they use picture books in their own lives. PLUS we have three new stories for you: 'Wow! It's great being a duck' by Joan Rankin (Songololo), 'Nomsa' by Niki Daly, and 'Gus, the gorilla' by Anne Walton and Rob Foote. 

Afrikaans/English: PDF

isiXhosa/English: PDF

isiZulu/English: PDF

Sepedi/English: PDF

Sesotho/English: PDF

Supplement edition 101

In this edition, we explore the many different ways in which stories are told, translated and shared. We also hear from Nal'ibali Literacy Mentors across the country on how they've inspired parents and children with books and reading this holiday season. In addition to some quick advice on how to choose the right books to read and share, we have THREE new stories for you: 'Tselane and the giant' by Joanne Bloch and Jiggs-Snaddon Wood, 'Too short' by Nanziwe Mzuzu and Natalie Hinrichsen (Cambridge University Press), and 'Koketso's party shoes' by Particia de Villiers and Vian Oloefson.

Afrikaans/English: PDF

isiXhosa/English: PDF

isiZulu/English: PDF

Sepedi/English: PDF

Sesotho/English: PDF

 

Nal'ibali supplement edition 100

It’s our 100th edition! In this supplement, we explore just how empowering and important it is to spread the joy of reading. We interviewed the translators of the supplement to hear their opinion on language and stories! PLUS we have three new stories for you: ‘Thank you, Jackson’ by Niki Daly, illustrated by Jude Daly (Jacana), ‘Sindiwe and the fireflies’ by Jano Strydom and Cheréne Pienaar, illustrated by Tess Gadd (Book Dash), as well as ‘A bowl of phutu’ by Wendy Hartmann, illustrated by Alzette Prins.

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

Nal'ibali supplement edition 99

In this edition, we explore different ways you can expose your children to reading at different times of the day! We interviewed the famous 'Pavement Bookworm' Philani Dladla who spoke about how stories have empowered him PLUS we feature three new stories: 'Nina and the funky experiment' by Elizbe van der Colff and illustrated by Chris Venter (Tafelberg), 'Dancing star' by Shumi Chimombe and illustrated by Nikki Jones (Cambridge University Press) as well as 'Sunshine' by Ann Walton, illustrated by Johann Strauss.

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

Nal'ibali supplement edition 98

In this edition, in celebration of International Literacy Day we talk about the power of literacy in changing lives, revisit our World Read Aloud Day record AND provide tips to support your child's literacy development. PLUS we feature three new stories: 'Unanana and One-Tusk' and 'Who is king' by Beverley Naidoo, illustrated by Piet Grobler ( Jacana), AND 'We have to go!' by Helen Brain, illustrated by Rico. On top of that, we also feature our Children's Literacy Rights in a handy cut-out-and-keep storybook to make with your children!

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

Nal'ibali supplement edition 97

In this edition, we explore the importance of encouragement because what we believe our children can do and achieve, influences what they see as possible for themselves! We also celebrate PRAESA's win of The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA) - the biggest children's literature award in the world! PLUS we have three new stories for you: 'Long trousers' by Maryanne
and Shayle Bester (Jacana), 'Journey' which is collection of stories written by children (Parliamentary Millennium Programme) AND 'Thoko’s special soup' written and illustrated Niki Daly.

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

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.

Afrikaans, English (PDF
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
isiZulu, English (PDF

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