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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).

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Sesotho, English (PDF

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.

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Sesotho, English (PDF

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. 

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Sesotho, English PDF

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.

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isiZulu, English (PDF
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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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). 

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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.

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Nal'ibali supplement, edition 43

In this edition, children tell us what they think about reading. The featured Story Star is librarian Righardt le Roux, who shares how he believes libraries can develop communities. Our cut-out-and-keep story is ‘The witch who lives on the hill’ by Lauri Kubuitsile and Vilan Oelfsen (Heartlines). And the read-aloud story is part one of ‘The magic paintbrush’, which is retold by Wendy Hartmann.

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Nal'ibali supplement, edition 42

Reading clubs don’t have to be big! Read our top tips for running a small reading club. Meet our Story Star of the week: teen Nicole Malcomson. Our cut-out-and-keep story is ‘Baby monkey's bananas’ by Sue Hepker and Graeme Viljoen (Cambridge University Press). The read-aloud story in the Story Corner is part two of ‘The mermaid's purse’ by Jude Daly.

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Nal'ibali supplement, edition 41

In this edition, we focus on books and babies! Check out our top tips on sharing books with 0-3 year olds. We also meet librarian Roni Snitcher, whose ‘Pram Jam’ sessions open up the world of books and stories for toddlers and their caregivers. The cut-out-and-keep story is ‘Tuft finds a pet’ by Wendy Hartmann, and the read-aloud story is part one of ‘The mermaid's purse’, written by Jude Daly.

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Nal'ibali supplement, edition 40

A little unsure how to plan a reading club session? We share easy-to-follow tips to help get you started! Our Story Star is FunDza, a partner literacy trust organisation that uses mobile technology to get teens reading. Our cut-out-and-keep story is ‘More twisted tales’ by Jenny Robson (FunDza); and the read-aloud story is ‘Hippo and his friends’, written by Tuelo Gabonewe and Alzette Prins (Zigzag books).

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Nal'ibali supplement, edition 39

In edition 39, we celebrate our youth. Reading and storytelling is an important way to invest in our children – and so we have five easy ways to do so! We also interview young author Ziyaad Aburahman, our Story Star of the week. And we feature two new stories: ‘A kite's flight’ by William Gumede and Maja Sereda (Jacana Media), and part two of ‘The lonely tailor’ by Derek Wiid.

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Nal'ibali supplement, edition 38

It’s our first birthday! To celebrate we take a look at some of our success stories. We also feature a special story by the brilliant Zukiswa Wanner, ‘The worst birthday ever’; and our read-aloud story is part one of ‘The lonely tailor’, written by Derek Wiid.

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Nal'ibali supplement, edition 37

This special edition is dedicated to Children’s Day! We share tips on how to respond to children's attempts at reading and writing. Our Story Star is Brenda Rhode, founder of the Young Author’s Club. Our cut-out-and-keep story is ‘Moving house’ by Jenny Hatton and Joan Rankin (Jacana Media), AND we have details of our Children’s Day competition.

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Nal'ibali supplement, edition 36

In this edition, we provide tips on motivating children to read; and we introduce Story Star, Faith Shabangu – a reading role model who volunteers at reading clubs in her community. Our read-aloud story is ‘Clever busy bee’ by Awebahe Johannes Hoeseb and Brendan Ruiters (Zigzag books), and the cut-out-and-keep story is from Sonny Jim, written by Robin Malan (Songololo/Shuter and Shooter).

isiXhosa, English (PDF
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