Why reading aloud means the world to your child

2019-01-28 16:23

To celebrate World Read Aloud Day on 1 February, the READ Educational Trust explains why reading out loud to child can change their destiny. Whoah, really? Yes.

What are the big guns reading?

2018-12-14 14:49

Bill Gates apparently reads 50 books a year. For the rest of us, December is the ideal time to catch up on our reading. If you are not sure where to start, some of these recommendations will certainly pique your interest.

Oprah, Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Jessica Parker and more celebs have book clubs - which one should you belong to?

2018-10-05 12:26

From Oprah and Emma Watson to Reese Witherspoon and Jimmy Fallon – celebrity book clubs are helping to make reading more popular.

This 11 year old has already written 3 books and is Africa's youngest published author

2018-09-06 13:56

Stacey Fru is not only a published author, but she has also recently started her own education-based foundation.

10 reasons why reading bedtime stories should be part of your daily routine

2018-09-03 11:22

Reading a bedtime story to your child is a delightful and fun experience where you can bond before they set off for dreamland. As fun as it can be, it is so much more than just that. Here are a few of the advantages of bedtime stories.

5 tips on writing the great South African novel from a popular author

2018-06-20 06:42

Be an avid reader to become a great writer.

When is the fat princess going to get her happily ever after?

2018-06-15 13:31

We need to turn folklore narratives upside down because there is huge power in subverting fairy tales.

"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!


OPINION: Do your kids learn 5 000 new English words every year?

2019-01-24 13:04

How the simple act of reading bedtime stories to your children could be the most significant contribution you can make to their future success.

10 books by African authors you have to read in 2019

2018-12-21 12:32

It’s the festive season and most of us are on holiday already. Here are some top picks by African authors launched this year, you can enjoy in the sun.

FNB's CEO recommends these four books for your summer reading list

2018-11-17 07:16

It is dominated by titles that focus on the digital landscape.

It’s banned books week – these are the books you should get your hands on (if you haven’t already)

2018-09-27 16:15

Celebrating the "controversial" books that should be read everywhere.

WATCH: This 4-year-old motivational speaker will make you want to grab your favourite book this Read a Book Day

2018-09-06 12:53

“Thank you for having me. I’m here to speak to you about the importance and benefits of reading," began Caleb, the 4-year-old motivational speaker that delivered a speech at a Texas middle school teachers’ night and stole our hearts.


2018-08-21 12:00

WE love stories. A good and well-written story creates a theatre of the mind!

What it looks like when equality starts feeling like “oppression” for some white authors

2018-06-18 10:44

Why diversity should never be treated as a trend.

12 books you should read before starting a business

2018-05-26 16:22

These 12 books offer essential advice for the budding entrepreneur, from digital marketing to creating a business plan.

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.

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