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In celebration of World Read Aloud Day on Wednesday, 5 March 2014, the Nal’ibali reading-for-enjoyment campaign is calling on everyone in South Africa to read aloud the same story on the same day to the children in their lives. Last year, the campaign encouraged adults to read aloud to more than 13 000 children, and this year, hopes to break this record in an effort to...
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Nal’ibali, the national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, has created a set of specially illustrated public storytelling seats to inspire children and caregivers to sit and share stories together. Made out of recycled bathtubs, and placed in public places around Cape Town, the seats form part of the campaign’s current ‘Story Power. Bring it home’ drive, aimed at raising awareness about the power of stories to spark...
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HeraldLIVE: World boost for reading project

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December, 8th 2014
An initiative in which The Herald and other Times Media Group (TMG) newspapers are partners has won international recognition. The not-for-profit Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa (PRAESA), the Times Media partner in the Nal’ibali reading-for-enjoyment campaign, was awarded the Ibby-Asahi Reading Promotion Award in Mexico City this month. The award was initiated by the International Board on Books for Young People (Ibby) and sponsored by the Japanese newspaper company...
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Today is World Literacy Day and we’re big fans of reading, whether its with a book or via a screen. But, most of all, we’re even bigger fans of cuddling up with our kids for a good old bedtime story. The benefits of reading to children when young, and reading with them later on are well documented but, what we feel can’t quite be encapsulated in research, is the...
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