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Nal'ibali supplement, edition 35

Literacy development doesn’t just take place at school! Read our tips for nurturing literacy at home. ‘What are you doing?’ by Carole Bloch and Nikki Jones (Jacana Media) is the cut-out-and-keep story for the week; and we provide a blank book for your child to create their own read-aloud story!
 

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Nal'ibali supplement, edition 34

In this edition, we share our top tips for creating a print-rich environment, perfect for encouraging children to keep on reading. Our cut-out-and-keep story is ‘You can dance’ by Michael Williams and Louisa Gerryts (Cambridge University Press); PLUS the read-aloud story is part two of ‘The girl who didn't want to grow up’, written by Veronique Tadjo (Jacana Media).

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Nal'ibali supplement, edition 33

Do you know how to tell if your child is becoming an independent reader? We outline the signs in this edition. ‘Finding Aunty Joan’ by Jenny Hatton and Joan Rankin (Jacana) is the cut-out-and-keep story; and we feature part one of the read-aloud story ‘The girl who didn't want to grow up’, written by Veronique Tadjo (Jacana Media).

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Nal'ibali supplement, edition 32

In this edition, we look at ways to explore the world with children through books. The cut-out-and-keep story is ‘Who's afraid of the dark?’ by Dianne Stewart and Joan Rankin (Jacana Media). The read-aloud story is part two of ‘Mini meerkat’, as retold by Joanne Bloch.

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Nal'ibali supplement, edition 31

Find out how to source reading material for your reading club or classroom, and read all about our World Read Aloud Day event: with your help, we read to nearly 13,000 children! Our featured story is ‘Oh no!’ by Carole Bloch and Nikki Jones (Jacana); and the read-aloud story is part one of Mini Meerkat, as retold by Joanne Bloch.

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Nal'ibali supplement, edition 30

In this edition, we share simple yet effective storytelling tips. The featured cut-out-and-keep story is ‘Terrible graakwa’ by Janine Corneilse, Marcelle Edwards, Jamela January, Shirley de Kock and Terry Milne (Cambridge University Press); and the read-aloud story is part two of ‘The lion and the monkey’ by Ikeogu Oke.

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Nal'ibali supplement, edition 29

We celebrate SA Library Week with 10 reasons to use your library! Then we chat to librarian Peggy Landman for tips on setting up the perfect school library. Our cut-out-and-keep story this week is ‘The little red hen’ by Margie Orford and Karen Lilje (Jacana Media); and the read-aloud story is part one of ‘The lion and the monkey’ by Ikeogu Oke.

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Nal'ibali supplement, edition 28

This week we discuss ways to explore stories with children and we celebrate Dr Seuss’ birthday. Our featured cut-out-and-keep story is ‘Chameleon's clever trick’ by Monika Hollemann and Helen Pooler (Cambridge University Press). The read-aloud story is ‘The patient emperor’ by Jay Heale (Cambridge University Press).

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Nal'ibali supplement, edition 27

This special edition is all about World Read Aloud Day, and the importance of reading aloud! We share our top 10 tips on reading aloud, and introduce Story Star Ikhwili Elementary School, where children read aloud to other children. Our featured cut-out-and-keep story is ‘A gold star and a kiss for Thoko’ by local author Niki Daly. The read-aloud story is part two of the ‘The rain bird’, retold by Joanne Bloch.

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Nal'ibali supplement, edition 26

This edition celebrates the importance of mother-tongue literacy! We also feature the cut-out-and-keep story ‘One dark, dark night’ by Lesley Beake and Paddy Bouma (Cambridge University Press), and part one of the read-aloud story ‘The rain bird’, as retold by Joanne Bloch.

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Nal'ibali supplement, edition 25

In our 25th edition, we discuss the benefits of re-reading books with children, and we feature the story ‘Wait and see’ from the Smart Kids collection (Pearson). PLUS the read-aloud story called ‘Riddles’ (Little Hands Trust) in the Story Corner.

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Nal'ibali supplement, edition 24

In this edition we discuss how it’s never too early and never too late to start reading to a child! We meet Story Star, The Little Moon Reading Club, AND enjoy the story called ‘I could be anywhere’ by Catherine Groenewald (Jacana Media), as well as part two of ‘Squirrel and the sun’ by Joanne Bloch.

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Nal'ibali supplement, edition 23

In our first edition of 2013, we share our 12 New Year’s reading resolutions. We also introduce Story Star, Paperight, an organisation trying to revolutionise people’s access to books. We feature two new stories: ‘The little lost goat’ by Amanda Jesperson, Sive Sonto, Caroline Mjindi, Brian Prehn and Alida Bothma (Cambridge University Press) AND part one of the read-aloud story, ‘Squirrel and the sun’ by Joanne Bloch.

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Nal'ibali supplement, edition 22

In this edition, we discuss how to help children cope with life’s challenges using books and stories. We share 30 holiday reading and writing activity ideas, PLUS we offer a new featured story, ‘Nosipho comes to stay’ by Sarah Oosthuizsen (Jacana Media), as well part two of the read-aloud story, ‘Running for life’ by Gisella Winkler (Cambridge University Press).

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Nal'ibali supplement, edition 21

In this edition, we share 10 tips for reading aloud at home and at reading clubs. We also feature two great stories: the cut-out-and-keep story ‘Crocodile's sore tooth’ by Fundisile Gwazube and part one of the read-aloud story ‘Running for life’ by Gisella Winkler, both published by Cambridge University Press.

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Nal'ibali supplement, edition 20

In this edition, discover how to help your children learn to write for real reasons; enjoy the cut-out-and-keep story, ‘Just now, Ben’ (Smart Kids: Pearson), and the read-aloud story, ‘Listen’ by Carole Bloch, Xolisa Guzula and Jean Fullalove (PRAESA).

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Nal'ibali supplement, edition 19

In this edition, read an extract from Jay Heale’s book, ‘Hooked on books’ (Metz Press); meet Story Star Luleka Mehlomakhulu, a volunteer at KwaFaku Reading Club and cut out and keep our featured story, ‘Scary footsteps’ by Lindi Mahlangu, Lungi Maseku and Joan Rankin (Cambridge University Press). You can also enjoy part two of our read-aloud story, ‘The ugly duckling’ by Sindiwe Magona (Jacana Media).

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Nal'ibali supplement, edition 18

Edition 18 shares ideas on how to use the Nal'ibali supplement in your reading club. We share a new story, ‘Dorothy's visit’ by Sally Ward and Marjorie van Heerden (Cambridge University Press); and part one of the read-aloud story, ‘The ugly duckling’ by Sindiwe Magona (Jacana Media).

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Nal'ibali supplement, edition 17

In this edition, check out our top tips for keeping older kids reading. The featured story of the week is ‘Jingle-jingle in my pocket’ by Catherine Groenewald (Jacana Media). PLUS enjoy a new read-aloud story, ‘Number one washerwoman’ by Jay Heale (Three Clever Thinkers).

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Nal'ibali supplement, edition 16

In this edition, we discuss the 'signs' that your child's literacy is developing and introduce a new Story Star, the Brain Feed Reading Club. The featured story is ‘Hic…hic…hiccups!’ by Dianne Hofmeyr (Cambridge University Press), PLUS read part two of the read-aloud story, ‘The smell thief’ by Joanne Bloch.

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