In this edition, John McCormick, author of ‘Dad, Tell Me a Story’, talks about how telling children stories at a young age gets them excited about reading stories later on in life. We share inspirational pieces of writing and drawing from two of our readers PLUS check out our cut-out-and-keep story ‘Tuft and Patch Play Games’ by Wendy Hartmann.
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Nal'ibali supplement, edition 74
Nal'ibali supplement, edition 73
In this edition, we discuss how you can get your children to use writing as a means to explore and express themselves. We also speak to illustrator Mieke van der Merwe, an art student at the University of Stellenbosch, about the influence of reading on her childhood and creativity. And we share the cut-out-and-keep story ‘It Wasn't Me’ by Glynis Clacherty and Tasia Rosser (Heartlines) is full of colourful illustrations and life lessons.
Na'ibali supplement, edition 72
In this edition, we speak about the importance of learning life lessons through reading. In addition, the classic tale ‘Rapunzel’ gets a local twist, as we give children the chance to read the South African version – ‘Refilwe’ by Zukiswa Wanner and Tamsin Hinrichsen (Jacana Media).
Nal'ibali supplement, edition 71
In this edition, Babalwa Shota, Assistant Editor at ‘Sunday World’, speaks to us about the importance of books to bond with one’s children. We feature feedback from our readers, PLUS we share the beautifully-illustrated cut-and-keep story ‘The lion and the little brown monkey’ by Tshepo Mokono and Vusi Malindi (Heartlines).
Nal'ibali supplement, edition 70
In this edition, we offer tips and tricks to help get your kids to treasure books. We also look back at the launch of our Children's Literacy Charter, and share the cut-out-and-keep story called ‘Books are friends’ by Carole Bloch and Alzette Prins (Jacana Media).
Nal'ibali supplement, edition 69
In this Father’s Day special edition, we share advice from US author John McCormick about the importance of getting dads to read to children, PLUS how they can start a storytelling tradition at home. We feature Story Star, Simon Tau, a reading dad and leader of the successful Glen-Cowie Fun Fun reading club; and we enjoy the special teen-read ‘The skin I live’ in by Francesco Nassimbeni (FunDza) in celebration of Youth Day. We also feature the read-aloud story, ‘Stella gets stuck’ by Lisa Greenstein (Zigzag Book).
Nal'ibali supplement, edition 68
It’s our second birthday! In this edition we share a special story by Michelle Friedman, called ‘The birthday wish’! We also look at the achievements and milestones of the Nal’ibali campaign since it launched in 2012 and offer part two of the read-aloud story, ‘The boy and the jackal’ by Wendy Hartmann.
Nal'ibali supplement, edition 67
Children are brilliant at using their imaginations. Check out this edition for tips on how you can encourage their creativity through ‘pretend’ play. Then enjoy this week’s story, ‘Touch’ by Penny Hansen (Cambridge University Press), plus part one of the read-aloud story ‘The boy and the jackal’ by Wendy Hartmann in our Story Corner.
Nal'ibali supplement, edition 66
This activity-packed edition contains a Nal'ibali Character Puzzle PLUS 'spot-the-difference' comic – perfect to enjoy at home or in reading clubs. The featured story for the week is The singing Chameleon by Gcina Mhlophe & Kalle Becker (Songololo).
Nal'ibali supplement, edition 65
In this edition, we discuss ways to inspire your children to read every day. The cut-out-and-keep story for the week is ‘Perfectly me’ by Martie Preller and Ian Lusted (Cambridge University Press) and in our Story Corner, we share part two of the read-aloud ‘Whatzit’, by Judy Daly.
Nal'ibali supplement, edition 64
In this edition, we look at why you should start reading to children from birth. We provide a very special Mother's Day card for children to make for moms and mother figures just in time for Mother's Day. PLUS, get your cut-out-and-keep story ‘Can little pig fly’ by Bridget Krone and Diek Grobler (Heartlines), as well as part one of the read-aloud story ‘Whatzit’ by Jude Daly.
Nal'ibali supplement, edition 63
In this edition, we introduce the Children's Literacy Charter – a guide on the literacy experiences all our children need to enjoy for personally-rewarding literacy journeys. Our featured cut-out-and-keep story for the week is ‘Raj keeps a secret’ by Ian Lusted (Cambridge University Press), PLUS get part two of the read-aloud story, ‘Mr Shabalala's garden’ by Wendy Hartmann.
Nal'ibali supplement, edition 62
In edition 62, we share tips on how to start your own story collection. Get the cut-out-and-keep story ‘Jungle box’ by Nicole Levin (Cambridge University Press), and enjoy part one of the read-aloud story, ‘Mr Shabalala's garden’ by Wendy Hartmann.
Nal'ibali supplement, edition 61
How often do your children ask you to tell them a story? In edition 61, we give you tips on how to become a master storyteller. We also check out poems about animals to enjoy with your kids as well a new cut-out-and-keep story, ‘The trader and the farmer’ retold by Ros Haden (Cambridge University Press).
Nal'ibali supplement, edition 60
To celebrate SA Library Week, this edition features a special pull-out poster exploring 10 reasons to use your library with your children. We interview with Story Star, librarian Lulama Langeni. Enjoy the cut-out-and-keep story, ‘Theo the library cat’ by Wendy Hartmann (Lapa), as well as part two of ‘Kamuzu's voice’ by Avril Wiid in the Story Corner section.
Nal'ibali supplement, edition 59
SA author Jay Heale looks at why young people of South Africa desperately need books. We also feature Wendy Hartmann's ‘Tuft and patch make patterns’, PLUS part one of the read-aloud story ‘Kamuzu's voice’ by Avril Wiid in the Story Corner section.
Nal'ibali supplement, edition 58
In this special World Read Aloud Day edition, learn about the benefits of reading aloud with children and enjoy our special read-aloud story for 2014: ‘How stories began’ by Wendy Hartmann. PLUS get a make-your-own World Read Aloud badge for your children to colour in!
Nal'ibali supplement, edition 57
In celebration of International Mother Tongue Day, this edition looks at the importance of reading with children in their home languages. ‘Cool nguni’ by Maryanne and Shayle (Jacana Media) is the cut-out-and-keep story of the week, PLUS enjoy the read-aloud story ‘Malusi and the bath monster’ by Leo Daly.
Nal'ibali supplement, edition 56
Want to start your own reading club? This edition tells you how! PLUS read the ‘Bear's haircut’ by Nola Turkington and Joseph Mugisha (Heartlines), the featured cut-and-keep story of the week; and the read-aloud story ‘Spots’ by Lisa Greenstein and Sandy Mitchell (Rainbow Reading).
Nal'ibali supplement, edition 55
In this edition, we look at the importance of growing children’s literacy book by book. We share 11-year-old Sello Phemelo's award-winning poem! The cut-out-and-keep story is ‘The elders at the door’ by Maryanne Bester and Shayle Bester (Times Media), and part two of the story ‘Wise Hans’ by Jay Heale (Cambridge University Press).