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.
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Nal'ibali supplement, edition 63
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.
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).
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.
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.
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!
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.
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).
Nal'ibali supplement, edition 55
In this edition, we look at the importance of growing children’s literacy book by book. We share 11-year-old Sello Phemelo's award-winning poem! The cut-out-and-keep story is ‘The elders at the door’ by Maryanne Bester and Shayle Bester (Times Media), and part two of the story ‘Wise Hans’ by Jay Heale (Cambridge University Press).
Nal'ibali supplement, edition 54
In edition 54, we explore why it’s important to read to your children every day, even if it is for just 15 minutes. Our featured cut-out-and-keep storybook of the week is an extract from the book ‘Zanzibar road’ by Niki Daly (Pan Macmillan), and check out part one of the read-aloud story ‘Wise Hans’ by Jay Heale (Cambridge University Press) in the Story Corner section.
Nal'ibali supplement, edition 53
In our final supplement edition of 2013: check out our great holiday literacy activity ideas; meet our Cluster Mentors; and get two cut-out-and-keep stories: ‘Zebra and crocodile’, by Joshua S. Madumulla and Arnold Birungi (Little Hands Trust) AND ‘The amazing tale of floating Zimkhitha’, written by Helen Brain and Magriet Brink, in the Story Corner!
Nal'ibali supplement, edition 52
This week, we share why a book is the best gift you can give. The cut-out-and-keep story is ‘Swimming in the sun’ by Jenny Hatton and Joan Rankin (Jacana Media). PLUS, we feature part two of ‘Silly Thukile’ by Wendy Hartmann.
Nal'ibali supplement, edition 51
Do you know a reluctant reader? In this edition, we share our top tips for encouraging reading. Our Story Star is Inkwenkwezi Society, a volunteer-based organisation growing a love of reading in children in Grahamstown. Our cut-out-and-keep story is ‘Mimi’s dancing feet’ by Nicole Levin and Natalie Hinrichsen (Cambridge University Press). And the read-aloud story is part one of ‘Silly Thukile’, by Wendy Hartmann.
Nal'ibali supplement, edition 50
In this edition, you can read a story for the teacher in all of us, and then meet Story Star, the Net vir Pret Reading Club in Barrydale. PLUS our cut-out-and-keep story this month is called ‘Where is Patch?’ by Wendy Hartmann.
Nal'ibali supplement, edition 49
In edition 49, we share our top tips on choosing books for children. We feature Story Star the Kidz2kidz Trust, which drives the Santa Shoebox Project each year; and we share two new stories: ‘Just right!’ by Vanessa Burnett and Sally MacLarty (Cambridge University Press) and part two of ‘Vusi and Sinazo’ by Helen Brain.
Nal'ibali supplement, edition 48
In this edition, we discuss how to share books with children. We meet Story Star John Jansen from Rotary in the Eastern Cape, who is helping to distribute Nal’ibali supplements to local schools. Our cut-out-and-keep story is ‘How zebras got their stripes’ by Anthony Silverstone, Raffaella Delle Donne and Daniel Clarke, PLUS we feature part one of ‘Vusi and Sinazo’, written by Helen Brain, which is our read-aloud story of the week.
Nal'ibali supplement, edition 47
Read our top tips on talking about books with children, which is just as important as reading books with them! Meet the Reading Gogos of Daveyton and enjoy the cut-out-and-keep story ‘Let there be peace’ by Jeremy Brooks and Jude Daly (Songololo), in celebration of International Peace Day. The read-aloud story is part two of ‘Thembela in the wind’ by Leo Daly.
Nal'ibali supplement, edition 46
In this edition, we take a look at what a reading world looks like – and how you can help create one! Our Story Star is children’s librarian Tracey Muir, who spoke about libraries and reading. Our cut-out-and-keep story is ‘Lauren's new hairdo’ by Heidi Samuels and Natalie Hinrichsen (Cambridge University Press), and the read-aloud story in the Story Corner is part one of ‘Thembela in the wind’, by Leo Daly.
Nal'ibali supplement, edition 45
In this special edition – celebrating International Literacy Day – we discuss the power of literacy and how to encourage literacy development in our children. Our Story Star is Pedro Espi-Sanchis, the music man who tells stories through innovative instruments; and the cut-out-and-keep story is ‘It started with a puppy’ . The read-aloud story is ‘Go!’ by Carole Bloch and Marna Hattingh (Jacana Media).
Nal'ibali supplement, edition 44
It’s important that children understand that we write for real reasons. Read our suggested ideas for how to get them writing with meaning! Our Story Star is Felicia Watson, an inspirational teacher and founder of the Kannemeyer Reading Club. The cut-out-and-keep story is ‘A long way to baba’ written by Sue Hepker, Mirna Lawrence and Elizabeth Andrew (Cambridge University Press), and the read-aloud story is part two of ‘The magic paintbrush’ by Wendy Hartmann.