ARTICLES RELATING TO READING

Paper books beat tablets for parent-child interactions

2019-10-06 12:45

In a study, parents and toddlers talked more when reading print books, and were more likely to hold the book or turn pages together.

5 things you need to know in SA business today and 14 things successful people do right before bed

2019-08-13 07:14

The rand reached R15.4550/$ yesterday – its worst level in almost a year.

The secret to turning your child into a reading dynamo is timing, and according to experts its the 6-month mark

2019-07-16 12:43

Even though they're little, babies benefit from early reading more than you think and one study is showing that the earlier you start reading to your child, the better.

Reading to your kids could result in a lifetime earnings increase of R2m

2019-07-10 13:12

Just 20 minutes of reading aloud to your kids each day could result in them earning over R50K per year more than those who weren't exposed to this bonding experience.

7 ways to build your child’s vocabulary

2019-06-24 15:48

The size of a child’s vocabulary during the early years helps shape language skills later in life. Here are seven things parents and educators can do to help build children’s language and vocabulary skills.

50% of children have never read a book with their parents – here's why we need to encourage reading early on

2019-06-06 13:04

We could go on and on about the benefits of spending time reading, drawing or simply talking to your children, but you’re probably tired of hearing that. With 50% of children having never read a book with their parents though, maybe we actually aren't saying it often enough.

Tune in every Tuesday: This school teacher is using Facebook Live to read to learners!

2019-03-05 15:42

A teacher and first-year principal in the U.S. is using Facebook Live to read bedtime stories to her learners once a week, and we absolutely love the idea!

How dogs could make children better readers

2019-02-19 09:22

So, how exactly can dogs help children to read? It's simpler than it sounds, promise.

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.

 

Why rhyming matters for young readers

2019-07-30 10:40

Ethnikids founder, Khumo Tapfumaneyi, tells us all the reasons rhyming develops early literacy in little ones and recommends adding these local books to your child’s reading repertoire.

You could be putting your child off reading – here’s how to change that

2019-07-11 14:03

Despite the huge benefits that reading offers, many children fall behind from about the age of 10, and research shows there are some things parents and teachers may do that actually put children off reading.

Keep your kids reading with these locally penned book series

2019-07-02 14:36

Ethnikids founder Khumo Tapfumaneyi shares the reasons you should be adding a book series to your child's reading list and recommends a few locally written options.

Pretoria advocate runs Comrades while reading book to promote literacy

2019-06-12 11:52

A Pretoria advocate has found a cause close to his heart and is running with it – literally.

8 out of 10 Grade 4 learners cannot read for meaning and this NPO is trying to help

2019-06-04 08:11

“Books in the mother tongue are essential, especially for the early stage development of children’s reading ability.”

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.

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