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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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Nal'ibali supplement, edition 15

Edition 15 is all about libraries! We share tips on how to make the most of your local library and showcase Story Star, school librarian Letta Machoga. The featured stories are ‘A good plan’ by Kerry Saadien-Raad and Randy Lightley (Cambridge University Press) and part one of the read-aloud story ‘The smell thief’ by Joanne Bloch.

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Nal'ibali supplement, edition 14

Want to get involved in or support a reading club near you? In this edition, check out our simple ways to become part of a reading club. PLUS enjoy a new featured story, ‘Twisted tales’ by Jenny Robson (FunDza); as well as a new read-aloud story, ‘One more’ by Lisa Greenstein and Nikki Jones (Cambridge University Press).

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Nal'ibali supplement, edition 13

In this edition, meet South Africa’s famous storyteller, Gcina Mhlophe! Then enjoy ‘The snake chief’ by Dianne Pitcher (from: ‘Madiba Magic’ by Tafelberg Publishers), and part two of our read-aloud story ‘Haruki's tail’ by Joanne Bloch.

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Nal'ibali supplement, edition 12

Get our tips for reading with 6 - 9 year olds and in celebration of Roald Dahl Day, we speak to Emma Lakey – a young fan of his books. The featured cut-out-and-keep story is ‘Lizo's song’ by Christopher Hodson and Elizabeth Pulles (Cambridge University Press) with part one of a new read-aloud story to enjoy: ‘Haruki’s tail’ by Joanne Bloch.

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Nal'ibali supplement, edition 11

In this special Literacy Day edition we share top tips on how to grow children’s literacy and feature an interview with literacy NGO, the Family Literacy Project. The featured story is ‘Mama Mabena's magic’ by Dianne Hofmeyr and Karen Ahlschlåger (Cambridge University Press). The read-aloud story is ‘The colour of love’ by Ntombizanele Nkence (NAB Publishers).

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Nal'ibali supplement, edition 10

Our 10th edition shows you how to make the most of story time, with activities to do before, during and after reading. The featured story is ‘The zebra and the hyena’ by Lesley Geekie Dawe and Nikki Jones (Jacana Media), and we share part two of the read-aloud story ‘Feleng learns to read’ by Joanne Bloch.

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Nal'ibali supplement, edition 9

Learn all about reading with emergent readers (3-6 year olds), then be inspired by Story Star Jama Wezo, a father who bonds with his child through bedtime stories. The featured story in this edition is ‘How the hippo lost its fur’ by Jean Mbonyi and Jean Fullalove (NAB Publishers), and the read-aloud story is part one of ‘Feleng learns to read’ by Joanne Bloch.

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Nal'ibali supplement, edition 8

In this edition, we discuss how and why to share books with babies and toddlers. Meet our Story Star of the week, inspiring mom Sindiswa Mondi, who has read to her baby since birth. And cut out and keep ‘Can you?’ by Carole Bloch and Wendy Hardie (NAB Publishers), or enjoy part two of the read-aloud story ‘The truth tree’ by Nola Turkington (Stories that Talk - Heartlines).

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Nal'ibali supplement, edition 7

This week’s edition explores how to get storytelling with children, as well as how to use the Nal’ibali reading-for-enjoyment supplement in your reading club. PLUS features the story ‘Father snail’ by Xolisa Guzula and Turiya Magadlela (NAB Publishers), and the read-aloud story, part one of ‘The truth tree’ by Nola Turkington (Stories that Talk - Heartlines).

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Nal'ibali supplement, edition 6

In this edition, we talk to the teens who started the Sakumlandela Reading Club in Khayelitsha, we share our top tips for choosing books for children, PLUS cut out and keep this week’s featured story, ‘Mom's taxi’ by Mteto Mzongwa, Onele Mfeketho, Orbin Lamna and Pamella Maseko (NAB Publishers). You can also enjoy the read-aloud story, ‘Little and big’ by Carole Bloch and Vian Oelfsen (Little Hands Trust).

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Nal'ibali supplement, edition 5

Edition 5 features 7 fun activities to do in your reading club, PLUS a new cut-out-and-keep story ‘Something to do’ by Ann Walton (Jacana Media). PLUS we feature part two of the read-aloud story, ‘The running shoes’ by Marianna Brandt (Stories that Talk - Heartlines).

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Nal'ibali supplement, edition 4

In this edition, we share our top tips for starting a reading club (who, where, when, what and how!). We meet the Eastern Cape-based Sinempumelo Reading Club; PLUS enjoy a new cut-out-and-keep story ‘The little hare’ by PRAESA, and part one of the read-aloud story called ‘The running shoes’ by Marianna Brandt (Stories that Talk - Heartlines).

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