Encourage your kids to read with our fun library scavenger hunt

2016-10-06 09:15

Make your next trip to the library extra fun.

Suzelle DIY tells us how to be a Story Bosso

2016-09-20 14:15

The Nal’ibali’s Story Bosso talent search is underway! Here's how your kids can enter this fantastic opportunity to become a published author.

How stories change your child's brain

2016-05-25 14:58

Telling stories is the first step to literacy development.

Let’s Read apps a boon for SA’s pupils

2015-12-05 10:15

At a time in which ever more publishers are going digital, the next best thing to happen to African literature is here.

How to fix SA's alarmingly low reading rates

2015-06-24 21:15

Teachers who are competent to teach reading are essential to achieve the national goals for reading literacy, according to an academic.

Structured play in kindergarten may improve grades

2014-11-20 14:13

A study found that structured play among kindergarteners leads to improved reading, vocabulary and math scores that persist into first grade.

Paediatricians urge parents to read aloud to kids

2014-06-25 15:09

Story time routines benefit even the youngest children, helping them to build vocabulary and communication skills critical to later success in school.

Fitter kids have better processing skills

2014-06-09 14:36

Researchers found that fitter kids have faster and stronger brain responses during reading, resulting in better reading performance and language comprehension.

Reading a novel may change the brain

2014-01-06 13:34

Reading a novel may cause changes in the resting-state connectivity of the brain that linger, at least for a few days.

Low levels of lead hamper reading skills

2013-05-15 09:26

Some experts say no level of lead exposure is safe and want to push for zero tolerance.


5 ways to bribe your kids into reading

2016-10-03 15:54

Is bribing your kids to read a good idea? Yes, say experts, as long as you do it right.

If you can't read, you can't do maths - Angie Motshekga

2016-07-22 19:05

South Africa can only address its technical skills shortage and fill the skills gap in theeconomy if more learners take up mathematics as a school subject.

Holiday reads

2015-12-22 08:00

Most of us like to use the December holidays to catch up on our reading. finweek makes a few recommendations.

Genius 19-month-old can read!

2015-11-23 11:17

Have you ever seen a baby reading at 19 months? This little boy does it over and over again.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg starts reading project

2015-01-05 10:00

The social media giant’s founder and CEO announced on his Facebook page that he plans to read a book every other week in 2015.

Active lifestyle may boost school performance

2014-09-12 14:29

According to a Finnish study children might do better in school if they're more physically active.

Challenging the mind keeps seniors sharp

2014-06-24 13:29

People with greater amounts of cognitive activity in middle and later life started experiencing memory and thinking problems much later.

Bilingualism helps protect the ageing brain

2014-06-03 15:35

The positive effects of bilingualism are seen whether people learn new languages as children or adults, researchers have found.

Literature boosts ability to 'read' other people

2013-10-04 11:16

When volunteers read works of acclaimed 'literary fiction', it seemed to temporarily improve their ability to interpret other people's emotions.

Raising rabid readers

2010-03-27 11:23

How many times a week do I say the same thing?

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