ARTICLES RELATING TO READING CRISIS

5 top tips for sharing picture books with your kids

2019-09-12 10:09

The time you spend sharing a picture book with your young child (whether at bedtime or during the day) can massively boost their language, cognitive, social and emotional development, particularly if you follow a few simple guidelines.

Addressing SA's reading crisis may start with screen time

2019-07-25 11:52

A lack of access to children's reading material is no excuse to avoid reading to your kids: your mobile device is now your greatest literacy-enhancing asset.

Everything President Ramaphosa promised our children in his #SONA2019 speech

2019-07-02 09:11

Better educational outcomes and every 10-year-old will be able to read for meaning in the next decade: Here’s what President Cyril Ramaphosa said, specifically on education, in his 2019 State of the Nation Address.

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.

 

Shine Literacy fulfills Pres. Ramaphosa’s hopes for SA education

2019-08-05 13:18

Shine Literacy aims to increase access to quality learning opportunities and resources, and equips parents and communities to play an active role in promoting early literacy.

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.

Parents respond: You can blame the “idiot box” for 50% of children having never read a book with their parents

2019-06-11 14:32

“She never read any books that weren’t school-related and her reading and spelling are terrible. Simply put, price was no object. She preferred to sit and watch the idiot box.” – Parents respond to why they don't read with their children, and we share how you can reintroduce a love for it.

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