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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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Afrikaans, English (PDF
Sesotho, English (PDF

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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Afrikaans, English (PDF
Sesotho, English (PDF

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.

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

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).

isiXhosa, English (PDF
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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.

isiXhosa, English (PDF
isiZulu, English (PDF

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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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).

isiXhosa, English (PDF
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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.

isiXhosa, English (PDF
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