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Nal'ibali Supplement edition 138

It’s Get-Caught-Reading Month and, in this edition, we give you some ideas on how to communicate the message that “reading is part of our lives.” We also help you to celebrate Mother’s Day with a card, and our three new stories are: ‘Thoko and a dog called Hope’ (Jacana Media); ‘The lost laugh’ (Book Dash) and ‘Mom’s best vase’.

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Nal'ibali Supplement edition 137

In this edition we focus on sharing books and stories. As well as strengthening bonds, sharing stories and books with your children helps them to develop the literacy skills that are so important for success. We have tips for reading with children of every age, plus three new stories: ‘Three friends and a taxi’ (Jacana Media); ‘Foxy Joxy plays a trick’ (Book Dash) and ‘The dog walker’.

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Nal'ibali Supplement edition 136

This edition celebrates International Mother Language Day! Our “mother tongue” is the language we think and feel in, the one in which it is easiest for us to express ourselves and communicate with others. We have three new stories for you and the children in your life: ‘Lyle the crocodile’ (Jacana Media); ‘How many?’ (PRAESA) and ‘A pouch of gold’.

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Nal'ibali Supplement edition 135

This edition is all about World Read Aloud Day, which is celebrated by more than one million people in over 100 countries! Reading aloud on this special day is a symbol of our commitment to the power of literacy, and also a practical way of showing everyone that reading matters. We feature three new stories for you: ‘The final minute’ (Nal’ibali); ‘Mogau’s gift’ (Book Dash) and ‘The three wishes’.

 

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Nal'ibali Supplement edition 134

Reading needs to be an adventure and, in this edition, we help you to think about what reading experiences you want your children to have over the next 12 months. We’ve created a reading passport for you to make that will encourage children to explore reading and stories! The new stories we have here for you are: ‘Six blind mice and an elephant’ (Tafelberg); ‘Fruit salad’ (PRAESA) and ‘I want to be a chef!’ 

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Nal'ibali Supplement edition 133

It’s time for that long-awaited end-of-year break and in this edition our focus is on holidays! Our three new stories are: ‘How Dassie missed getting a tail’ (David Philip); ‘The best thing ever’ (Book Dash) and ‘Mulalo and the giant’. If you don’t get as much time as you’d like to read during the school terms, the December holiday offers a wonderful opportunity to spend time with a good book or two. Enjoy!

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Nal'ibali Supplement edition 132

This edition has International Picture Book Month as its focus. This is a time to celebrate the special books that capture our imagination. Picture books, which introduce our children to the world of literature, offer us a language feast! We have three new stories for you and the children in your life: ‘Swimmy’ (Jacana Media); ‘Listen’ (PRAESA) and ‘Granny’s roast chicken’.

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Nal'ibali Supplement edition 131

Stories can heal is the theme of this edition. Reading stories about the potentially tough situations or dilemmas that your children may face can help to support them in many ways. We have three new stories for you here: ‘The biscuit jar must fall’ (Book Dash); ‘How not to hide a coin’ (Heartlines) and ‘Wait until I’m fat enough!’

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Nal'ibali Supplement edition 130

In this edition, we focus on exploring the world through books. We take a look at how different kinds of books – for example, biographies, traditional stories and information books – explore topics in different ways. The three new stories we have for you are: ‘The fish and chicken’s wedding’ (Book Dash); ‘Champion of the night’ (Heartlines) and ‘The leopard, the otter and the mouse’.

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Nal'ibali Supplement edition 129

This edition is all about Heritage Day. We use stories to make sense of our lives and storytelling is central to our heritage as South Africans, Africans and human beings. To celebrate Heritage Day, we have three new stories for you and the children in your life: ‘Spider, the drummer’ (Nal’ibali); ‘Orange’ (PRAESA) and ‘The sky is falling down’.

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Nal'ibali Supplement edition 128

In this edition, we celebrate International Literacy Day and take a look at the roles that reading and writing play in our lives. We have all you need to make a ‘Reading is out of this world!’ poster and the exciting new stories we have for you are: ‘Graça’s dream’ (Book Dash); and ‘Hanna’s friends’.

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Nal'ibali supplement edition 124

In this edition, we talk about the importance of family stories. Whether it's an old folktale, or a story of how your parents or grandparents met, or simply a funny tale told by someone in your family, they are powerful! We also reflect on World Read Aloud Day 2017, and the huge impact we were able to make with your help. PLUS we have three new stories for your and the children in your life: 'The African orchestra' by Wendy Hartmann, Joan Rankin and illustrated by Marlise Joubert, 'Where's is daddy?' by Xolisa Guzula and Mandi Mbude, illustrated by Carolize Jansen, AND 'Bhuti rabbit's boring day' by Helen Brain, illustrated by Samantha van Riet.

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Nal'ibali supplement edition 123

This edition is all about #CatchMeReading in May! Whether you it's you, your child or a stranger you ask, we want to see photos of people getting caught reading! The best photos will WIN the #CatchMeReading competition and recieve a beautiful book hamper. This month is also about Mother's Day, so we have some fun and sweet Mother's Day card ideas. We also feature three new stories: 'Who is our friend' Gerhard Van Wyk, Jade Mathieson and illustrated by Lara de Groot (Bookdash), 'The market superman' by Ignatius Mabasa and illustrated by Joseph Mugisha (Heartlines) PLUS 'The best street in the world' by Kirsten Hartmann, illustrated by Johann Strauss.

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Nal'ibali supplement edition 122

In this edition, we explore the power of reading aloud. We interview FUNda Leader, Mihlalikazi Khumalo, about her passion and commitment to literacy activism PLUS we have another three stories for you: 'An extraordinary egg' written by Leo Lionni and illustrated by Marlise Jouber (Jacana Media), 'Animals' written by Jude Daly and illustrated by Alet Kruger (Jacana Media), PLUS our final story 'Storm' written by Jude Daly and illustrated by Alzette Prins.

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Nal'bali supplement edition 121

This edition celebrates Dr. Seuss's Day! We also answer useful questions from our readers with topics ranging from finding stories to the best way to tell your children exciting stories. In addition to our Get Story Active section, we also have THREE new stories for you. Read 'A little ant's big plan' written by Candice Dingwall and Steven McKimmie, and illustrated by Telri Stoop (Bookdash), 'Life's lost and found' written by Sindiwe Magona and illustrated by Heather Iggulden (Heartlines) AND 'Tortoise and the birds' written by Nicky Webb and illustrated by Jiggs Snaddon-Wood.

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Nal'bali supplement edition 120

It's the World Read Aloud Day edition! We'll inspire you with activities, tips and advice on how to make World Read Aloud Day 2017 the biggest one yet! Find out how to sign up with thousands of Nal'ibalians and help us break last year's record. Our cut-out-and-keep story has been specially written for WRAD: 'The best sound in the world' written by Niki Daly and illustrated by Rico. PLUS there's two additional stories to read aloud: 'Lara, the yellow ladybird' by Catherine Holtzhausen and Martha Evans, and illustrated by Nadene Kriel (Bookdash) as well as 'The bouncing cabbage' by Helen Brain and illustrated by Vian Oelofsen.

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Nal'bali supplement edition 119

Happy New Year! In our first 2017 edition, we'll help you set some exciting new year reading goals for your and your little one. Take a look at our new radio story timeslots to tune in, AND enjoy another three stories to kick off the year! You'll find 'Mu's wolf problem' by Maria Lebedera, 'There must be a rainbow' by Sinomonde Ngwane, Nerissa Govender and Thulisizwe Mamba (Bookdash), 'Everyone's special' by Kai Tuomi and illustration and Natalie and Tamsin Hinrichsen.

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Nal'bali supplement edition 118

This edition is all about the fun and excitement of the holiday season - with the added joy of stories and reading! With 20 super easy and fun holiday reading activities, you'll be set for Decemeber! We have three new stories for you: 'Amazing daisy' by Nozizwe Herero and Siya Masuku, illustrated by Leona Ingram (Bookdash), 'Zama and the clean enough stuff' written by Fiona Jackson and illustrated by Diek Grobler (Heartlines), PLUS 'The best, best friend' written by Jude Daly, illustrated by Magriet Brink and Leo Daly.

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Nal'bali supplement edition 117

In this edition, we explore the usefulness of picture books AND chat to a talented FUNda Leader who writes poems. We feature three new stories: 'Nicholas and the wild ones' written and illustrated by Niki Daly (Jacana Media), 'That's better' by William Gumede and Alzette Prins (Jacana Media) and 'Why monkeys live in trees' by Nicky Webb and illustrated by Richard Mackintosh. In addition, we have our popular Get Story Active ideas as well as a fun drawing and writing activity!

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Nal'bali supplement edition 116

In this edition, we talk about how to get your little reluctant readers to start engaging with books – using gentle encouragement and read-aloud sessions! We also feature Mzwandile Lugogo, one of our first FUNda Leaders, and the powerful work he’s doing in his community! PLUS we have yet another three stories to keep you and your little ones entertained: ‘The tooth fairy’ by Zama Nkosi and illustrated by Heather Iggulden, ‘Lazola’s lost goat’ by Dorothy Dyer and illustraed by Jesse Breytenbach (Camridge University Press) AND ‘How the ostrich got a long neck’ by Wendy Hartmann and illustrated by Jiggs Snaddon-Wood.

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