"3 crucial ways daycare centres can improve reading in SA": reader responds

2018-05-24 10:25

International literacy consultant Thomas Benjamin comments on South Africa's reading crisis by identifying three real obstacles in preschool level - and offering a few solutions.


2018-05-18 18:00

IT takes a village to raise a child!

Mothers have a huge role to play in helping kids read books

2018-05-12 13:19

Reading is a powerful tool to tackle poverty and inequality

The idea that we each have a 'learning style' is bogus — here's why

2018-04-04 13:56

There's no real evidence that different people learn better visually, orally, or by doing.

Bitchy women and bad boys: sexism in fiction

2018-03-27 10:49

Why do we trash the unlikeable heroine but heap praises on the bad boy in fiction?

Why does reading Mills and Boon have to be a dirty little secret?

2018-02-19 13:29

Shaming people who enjoy erotic reads is small-minded.

Read Aloud Day: Open the door to new worlds!

2018-01-29 14:17

Today is World Read Aloud Day! Here’s why and how you can start reading aloud to your kids today and every day after.

5 best apps to help you achieve your 2018 goals

2018-01-10 09:34

From getting organised to reading a book in 15 minutes, here's how these apps will save your day.

No, sleeping beauty isn't sending the wrong message about consent – why we shouldn’t ban fairytales

2018-01-04 16:16

Although one mom has suggested Sleeping Beauty should be banned from the school curriculum as it sends the wrong message about consent, there is a lot more to the fairytales our little ones read.

Book review: The Girl Before by JP Delaney

2017-12-20 10:49

Two women, one house and a then and now story that’s riddled with bad luck and deception at every turn.


South Africa’s reading crisis: focus on the root cause - teacher training

2018-05-21 12:43

South Africa ranked last out of 50 countries in the 2016 Progress in International Reading Literacy (PIRLS) study - the reading crisis is no overstatement. But here are several strategies that can improve children's reading.

10 South African Instagram accounts to follow if you love reading

2018-05-15 15:38

Local bookstagram accounts taking reading to the next level.

5 tips to win at reading to your children

2018-04-09 13:10

Reading aloud to your children can encourage a love of reading while having educational, social and emotional benefits for your child. This study outlines how you can make reading to your children an enriching experience for all.

This is what Maria Ramos and other SA CEOs are reading right now

2018-03-29 13:20

President Cyril Ramaphosa is a big fan of reading, as are these South African CEOs.

Local book boxes are taking reading to the next level - win one plus a subscription to Mills & Boon's book club

2018-03-22 15:21

Here’s the best way to fill up that bookcase in your home.

Why there needs to be more autistic characters in children’s books

2018-02-02 10:26

Autistic characters in children’s books are few and far between. But it's important that children read about characters who are different or maybe even more like them than they initially thought.

12 fiction reads we're dying to get our hands on

2018-01-12 15:48

Local and international books to bury your nose in.

Boost your memory by reading out loud

2018-01-05 11:00

Struggling to remember the most mundane details? Reading out loud may help.

Book review: Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

2017-12-20 11:43

Read this book if you want to engender some independence and self-worth in your own daughters.

5 ways to get reluctant readers to pick up a book

2017-12-20 10:47

Adult or child, here’s how to encourage the people in your life to read even if they think books are boring.

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