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Nal'ibali supplement, edition 75

In this edition, we explore the significance of Literacy Day: the role that reading and writing has in our lives, and the importance of global literacy. We also speak with 13-year-old Ammaarah Galant, who is the Public Relations Officers for the Young Authors Club in Cape Town, who tells us why she loves reading. And we feature the vibrant cut-out-and-keep story called ‘I know that!’, by Maryanne Bester and Shayle Bester (Jacana Media).

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

Nal'ibali supplement, edition 74

In this edition, John McCormick, author of ‘Dad, Tell Me a Story’, talks about how telling children stories at a young age gets them excited about reading stories later on in life. We share inspirational pieces of writing and drawing from two of our readers PLUS check out our cut-out-and-keep story ‘Tuft and Patch Play Games’ by Wendy Hartmann.

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

Nal'ibali supplement, edition 73

In this edition, we discuss how you can get your children to use writing as a means to explore and express themselves. We also speak to illustrator Mieke van der Merwe, an art student at the University of Stellenbosch, about the influence of reading on her childhood and creativity. And we share the cut-out-and-keep story ‘It Wasn't Me’ by Glynis Clacherty and Tasia Rosser (Heartlines) is full of colourful illustrations and life lessons.

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

Na'ibali supplement, edition 72

In this edition, we speak about the importance of learning life lessons through reading. In addition, the classic tale ‘Rapunzel’ gets a local twist, as we give children the chance to read the South African version – ‘Refilwe’ by Zukiswa Wanner and Tamsin Hinrichsen (Jacana Media).

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

Nal'ibali supplement, edition 71

In this edition, Babalwa Shota, Assistant Editor at ‘Sunday World’, speaks to us about the importance of books to bond with one’s children. We feature feedback from our readers, PLUS we share the beautifully-illustrated cut-and-keep story ‘The lion and the little brown monkey’ by Tshepo Mokono and Vusi Malindi (Heartlines).

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

Nal'ibali supplement, edition 70

In this edition, we offer tips and tricks to help get your kids to treasure books. We also look back at the launch of our Children's Literacy Charter, and share the cut-out-and-keep story called ‘Books are friends’ by Carole Bloch and Alzette Prins (Jacana Media).

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

Nal'ibali supplement, edition 69

In this Father’s Day special edition, we share advice from US author John McCormick about the importance of getting dads to read to children, PLUS how they can start a storytelling tradition at home. We feature Story Star, Simon Tau, a reading dad and leader of the successful Glen-Cowie Fun Fun reading club; and we enjoy the special teen-read ‘The skin I live’ in by Francesco Nassimbeni (FunDza) in celebration of Youth Day. We also feature the read-aloud story, ‘Stella gets stuck’ by Lisa Greenstein (Zigzag Book).

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

Nal'ibali supplement, edition 68

It’s our second birthday! In this edition we share a special story by Michelle Friedman, called ‘The birthday wish’! We also look at the achievements and milestones of the Nal’ibali campaign since it launched in 2012 and offer part two of the read-aloud story, ‘The boy and the jackal’ by Wendy Hartmann.

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

Nal'ibali supplement, edition 67

Children are brilliant at using their imaginations. Check out this edition for tips on how you can encourage their creativity through ‘pretend’ play. Then enjoy this week’s story, ‘Touch’ by Penny Hansen (Cambridge University Press), plus part one of the read-aloud story ‘The boy and the jackal’ by Wendy Hartmann in our Story Corner.

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

Nal'ibali supplement, edition 66

This activity-packed edition contains a Nal'ibali Character Puzzle PLUS 'spot-the-difference' comic – perfect to enjoy at home or in reading clubs. The featured story for the week is The singing Chameleon by Gcina Mhlophe & Kalle Becker (Songololo).

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

Nal'ibali supplement, edition 65

In this edition, we discuss ways to inspire your children to read every day. The cut-out-and-keep story for the week is ‘Perfectly me’ by Martie Preller and Ian Lusted (Cambridge University Press) and in our Story Corner, we share part two of the read-aloud ‘Whatzit’, by Judy Daly.

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

Nal'ibali supplement, edition 64

In this edition, we look at why you should start reading to children from birth. We provide a very special Mother's Day card for children to make for moms and mother figures just in time for Mother's Day. PLUS, get your cut-out-and-keep story ‘Can little pig fly’ by Bridget Krone and Diek Grobler (Heartlines), as well as part one of the read-aloud story ‘Whatzit’ by Jude Daly.

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

Nal'ibali supplement, edition 63

In this edition, we introduce the Children's Literacy Charter – a guide on the literacy experiences all our children need to enjoy for personally-rewarding literacy journeys. Our featured cut-out-and-keep story for the week is ‘Raj keeps a secret’ by Ian Lusted (Cambridge University Press), PLUS get part two of the read-aloud story, ‘Mr Shabalala's garden’ by Wendy Hartmann.

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

Nal'ibali supplement, edition 62

In edition 62, we share tips on how to start your own story collection. Get the cut-out-and-keep story ‘Jungle box’ by Nicole Levin (Cambridge University Press), and enjoy part one of the read-aloud story, ‘Mr Shabalala's garden’ by Wendy Hartmann.

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

Nal'ibali supplement, edition 61

How often do your children ask you to tell them a story? In edition 61, we give you tips on how to become a master storyteller. We also check out poems about animals to enjoy with your kids as well a new cut-out-and-keep story, ‘The trader and the farmer’ retold by Ros Haden (Cambridge University Press).

isiXhosa, English (PDF
isiZulu, English (PDF
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Nal'ibali supplement, edition 60

To celebrate SA Library Week, this edition features a special pull-out poster exploring 10 reasons to use your library with your children. We interview with Story Star, librarian Lulama Langeni. Enjoy the cut-out-and-keep story, ‘Theo the library cat’ by Wendy Hartmann (Lapa), as well as part two of ‘Kamuzu's voice’ by Avril Wiid in the Story Corner section. 

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

Nal'ibali supplement, edition 59

SA author Jay Heale looks at why young people of South Africa desperately need books. We also feature Wendy Hartmann's ‘Tuft and patch make patterns’, PLUS part one of the read-aloud story ‘Kamuzu's voice’ by Avril Wiid in the Story Corner section.

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

Nal'ibali supplement, edition 58

In this special World Read Aloud Day edition, learn about the benefits of reading aloud with children and enjoy our special read-aloud story for 2014: ‘How stories began’ by Wendy Hartmann. PLUS get a make-your-own World Read Aloud badge for your children to colour in!

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

Nal'ibali supplement, edition 57

In celebration of International Mother Tongue Day, this edition looks at the importance of reading with children in their home languages. ‘Cool nguni’ by Maryanne and Shayle (Jacana Media) is the cut-out-and-keep story of the week, PLUS enjoy the read-aloud story ‘Malusi and the bath monster’ by Leo Daly.

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

Nal'ibali supplement, edition 56

Want to start your own reading club? This edition tells you how! PLUS read the ‘Bear's haircut’ by Nola Turkington and Joseph Mugisha (Heartlines), the featured cut-and-keep story of the week; and the read-aloud story ‘Spots’ by Lisa Greenstein and Sandy Mitchell (Rainbow Reading).

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