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Nal'ibali Supplement edition 150

This is a special edition! It’s World Read Aloud Day as well as the 150th edition of the Nal’ibali Supplement. Read about our journey from the beginning of Nal’ibali and get ideas for how to celebrate World Read Aloud Day at home and at your school, library or reading club. Enjoy our special World Read Aloud Day story, ‘Where are you?’ as well as ‘That’s not Thabi’ (Book Dash) and ‘Feleng learns to read’.

 

IsiXhosa/English: PDF

Tsonga/English: PDF

Afrikaans/English: PDF

Sesotho/English: PDF

Sepedi/English: PDF

Setswana/English: PDF

IsiZulu/English: PDF

Nal'ibali Supplement edition 149

It’s a new year and we have tips and ideas on how to make 2019 a story-filled year! Play our special story-building board game to get you in the mood. Our three stories to start the year are: ‘Peggy’s smile’ (David Philip/New Africa Books); ‘The fish that couldn’t swim’ (Book Dash) and ‘Ginger’.

 

IsiXhosa/English: PDF

Tsonga/English: PDF

Afrikaans/English: PDF

Sesotho/English: PDF

Sepedi/English: PDF

Setswana/English: PDF

IsiZulu/English: PDF

Nal'ibali Supplement edition 148

It’s International Picture Book Month and this edition is a celebration of the picture book – from reasons to use picture books to ideas for celebrating them this month. The stories that we feature are picture books, ‘Frederick’ (Jacana with the Little Hands Trust/PRAESA) and ‘Can you?’ (David Philip/New Africa Books), as well as ‘The lion and the monkey’.

 

IsiXhosa/English: PDF

Tsonga/English: PDF

Afrikaans/English: PDF

Sesotho/English: PDF

Sepedi/English: PDF

Setswana/English: PDF

IsiZulu/English: PDF

Nal'ibali Supplement edition 147

This edition is a celebration of South Africa’s world famous storyteller and author, Gcina Mhlophe. It includes an interview with her and information about some of her published storybooks. One of the cut-out-and-keep books, ‘The journey of the mother of books’ (Ezabantsundu Writers Network), is an illustrated biography of Gcina, and we also have a story by Gcina – ‘Sun and Moon’ (from ‘Our Story Magic’ published by UKZN Press). Then there is another story that features some of the Nal’ibali characters, ‘Skycatcher’.

 

IsiXhosa/English: PDF

Tsonga/English: PDF

Afrikaans/English: PDF

Sesotho/English: PDF

Sepedi/English: PDF

Setswana/English: PDF

IsiZulu/English: PDF

Nal'ibali Supplement edition 146

In this edition we focus on Make-a-Difference Day and how, by being a reading role model, you can change children’s lives! One of the cut-out-and-keep books, ‘Heroes for change’ (UNICEF) is linked to this theme. We also have two stories for you: ‘Little Hat’, which is a South African retelling of the well-known story of Little Red Riding Hood, and ‘Dirty Dassie’.

 

IsiXhosa/English: PDF

Tsonga/English: PDF

Afrikaans/English: PDF

Sesotho/English: PDF

Sepedi/English: PDF

Setswana/English: PDF

IsiZulu/English: PDF

Nal'ibali Supplement edition 145

In this edition we’re discussing how languages are such an important part of our heritage and we’ve included a poster on this theme too: ‘11 South African ways to become a better reader’.  Our three new stories are: ‘Modjadji, the Rain Queen’ (David Phillip/ New Africa Books) ; ‘The lazy ant’ (Book Dash) and ‘The rainmaker’. 

 

IsiXhosa/English: PDF

Tsonga/English: PDF

Afrikaans/English: PDF

Sesotho/English: PDF

Sepedi/English: PDF

Setswana/English: PDF

IsiZulu/English: PDF

Nal'ibali supplement edition 144

It’s International Literacy Day and we’re talking about the progress of South African literacy! We’ve also got a fun poster with tips for growing readers! Find out how to use stories to help children with their different school subjects and then share our three new stories with them: ‘The missing ball’ (Jacana); ‘When it rains’ (PRAESA) and a special International Literacy Day story, ‘Message in a bottle’. 

IsiXhosa/English: PDF

Tsonga/English: PDF

Afrikaans/English: PDF

Sesotho/English: PDF

Sepedi/English: PDF

Setswana/English: PDF

IsiZulu/English: PDF

Nal’ibali Supplement Edition 143

In this edition we’re talking about how to help young children learn to read and write. We’ve also included a bilingual poster featuring the rights of readers and some ideas about how to use stories to teach language. The three stories we’ve got for you are: ‘Lindiwe, our hero!’ (David Phillip/ New Africa Books); ‘The lion who wouldn’t try’ (Book Dash) and ‘Why the bat flies at night’.

IsiXhosa/English: PDF

Tsonga/English: PDF

Afrikaans/English: PDF

Sesotho/English: PDF

Sepedi/English: PDF

Setswana/English: PDF

IsiZulu/English: PDF

 

Nal’ibali Supplement Edition 142

This edition celebrates Women’s Month! The stories we read our children have an influence on how they see women and girls. We give you some tips on how to spot the stories that do not empower women. We’ve also included a second bilingual poster! Our three new stories are: ‘Her story. Daughters of Modjadji’ (Khaloza Books); ‘My dream in the drawer’ (Book Dash) and ‘The giraffe and the fox’. 

IsiXhosa/English: PDF

Tsonga/English: PDF

Afrikaans/English: PDF

Sesotho/English: PDF

Sepedi/English: PDF

Setswana/English: PDF

IsiZulu/English: PDF

 

Nal’ibali Supplement Edition 141

In this edition we talk about the importance of children being surrounded by print and help you to create a print-rich environment for them! To help you do this we have included a fun bilingual poster! The stories that we feature this time are: ‘The boys’ (Collaborate); ‘Unathi and the dirty, smelly beast’ (Book Dash) and ‘Flying a kite’. 

IsiXhosa/English: PDF

Tsonga/English: PDF

Afrikaans/English: PDF

Sesotho/English: PDF

Sepedi/English: PDF

Setswana/English: PDF

IsiZulu/English: PDF

Nal’ibali Supplement Edition 140

It’s time for the holidays! In this edition, we’re talking about holiday programmes and giving you some fun ideas and tips on how to plan one! We’ve also got three new stories: ‘Thuli, Special and the secret’ (Book Dash); ‘I am the man’ (Heartlines) and ‘Crocodile’s funeral’. 

IsiXhosa/English: PDF

Tsonga/English: PDF

Afrikaans/English: PDF

Sesotho/English: PDF

Sepedi/English: PDF

Setswana/English: PDF

IsiZulu/English: PDF

 

Nal’ibali Supplement Edition 139

In this edition we look back on our World Read Aloud Day 2018 celebrations! We encourage you all to keep reading to the children in your lives. The three new stories we have for you are: ‘Mrs Penguin’s Perfect Palace’ (Book Dash); ‘Titilope’s silly game’ (PRAESA) and ‘Busi’s gift’.

IsiXhosa/English: PDF

Afrikaans/English: PDF

Sesotho/English: PDF

Sepedi/English: PDF

Setswana/English: PDF

IsiZulu/English: PDF

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’.

IsiXhosa/English: PDF

Tsonga/English: PDF

Afrikaans/English: PDF

Sesotho/English: PDF

Sepedi/English: PDF

Setswana/English: PDF

IsiZulu/English: PDF

 

 

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’.

IsiZulu/English: PDF

IsiXhosa/English: PDF

Sesotho/English: PDF

Sepedi/English: PDF

Afrikaans/English: PDF

Tsonga/English: PDF

Setswana/English: PDF

 

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’.

Sepedi/English: PDF

Afrikaans/English: PDF

IsiXhosa/English: PDF

IsiZulu/English: PDF

Sesotho/English: PDF

 

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’.

 

Afrikaans/English: PDF

Sesotho/English: PDF

isiXhosa/English: PDF

isiZulu/English: PDF

Sepedi/English: PDF

 

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!’ 

IsiXhosa/English: PDF

Afrikaans/English: PDF

Sepedi/English: PDF

Sesotho/English: PDF

IsiZulu/English: PDF

 

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!

Afrikaans/English: PDF

isiXhosa/English: PDF

Sesotho/English: PDF

isiZulu/English: PDF

Sepedi/English: PDF

 

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’.

Afrikaans/English: PDF

Sepedi/English: PDF

isiZulu/English: PDF

isiXhosa/English: PDF

Sesotho/English: PDF

 

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!’

Afrikaans/English: PDF

Sepedi/English: PDF

Sesotho/English: PDF

isiXhosa/English: PDF

isiZulu/English: PDF