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Browse our archive of Nal'ibali reading-for-enjoyment supplements available in eight language combinations. 

Nal'ibali Supplement edition 167

Celebrates storytelling of all kinds – stories read aloud from books, stories that are told, as well as stories acted on stages, in movies and in puppet shows.

Afrikaans/English: PDF

Sepedi/ English: PDF

Siswati/ English: PDF

Sesotho/ English: PDF

Xitsonga/English: PDF

Setswana/ English: PDF

isiXhosa/English: PDF

isiZulu/English: PDF

Nal'ibali Supplement edition 166

There are three special days that fall on the 14th of February each year as well as celebrate love. The days are as follows: International Book Giving Day, Valentine’s Day and Library Lovers’ Day. Here is more information on each of these special days, as well as some creative ideas for celebrating them!

 

Afrikaans/English: PDF

Sepedi/ English: PDF

Sesotho/ English: PDF

Xitsonga/English: PDF

Setswana/ English: PDF

isiXhosa/English: PDF

isiZulu/English: PDF

Nal'ibali Supplement edition 165

At Nal’ibali we are often asked for reading advice. There are some questions that people have asked us often over the years. So, we thought we would share the five most frequently asked questions with you – as well as our responses to them. Celebrate the power of stories and reading throughout the year!

IsiXhosa/English: PDF

Xitsonga/English: PDF

Afrikaans/English: PDF

Sesotho/English: PDF

Sepedi/English: PDF

Setswana/English: PDF

IsiZulu/English: PDF

Nal'ibali Supplement edition 164

Since 2013, Nal’ibali has been bringing you a special story to celebrate World Read Aloud Day. Last year, the story was read to 1 162 879 children on one day! This year’s story, A day to remember, features some of our much-loved Nal’ibali characters.

IsiXhosa/English: PDF

Xitsonga/English: PDF

Afrikaans/English: PDF

Sesotho/English: PDF

Sepedi/English: PDF

Setswana/English: PDF

IsiZulu/English: PDF

Nal'ibali Supplement edition 163

November is International Picture Book Month! It’s a time to celebrate those special books with wonderful stories and beautiful pictures that we all love so much. Picture books are meant to be read aloud, so this makes them the perfect reading resource for sharing stories with children.

IsiXhosa/English: PDF

Xitsonga/English: PDF

Afrikaans/English: PDF

Sesotho/English: PDF

Sepedi/English: PDF

Setswana/English: PDF

IsiZulu/English: PDF

Nal'ibali Supplement edition 162

Books don’t just have words and pictures in them. They are filled with adventure – new places to go and new people to meet!

One way you and your children can travel to new places every day is through reading stories together.

IsiXhosa/English: PDF

Xitsonga/English: PDF

Afrikaans/English: PDF

Sesotho/English: PDF

Sepedi/English: PDF

Setswana/English: PDF

IsiZulu/English: PDF

Nal'ibali Supplement edition 161

 

One way to bring stories to life at your reading club, is to turn stories into plays! You can either work

on one story, altogether, or divide the children into smaller groups to work on different stories. Follow

the steps below and have fun!

IsiXhosa/English: PDF

Xitsonga/English: PDF

Afrikaans/English: PDF

Sesotho/English: PDF

Sepedi/English: PDF

Setswana/English: PDF

IsiZulu/English: PDF

Nal'ibali Supplement edition 160

Every family has stories to tell! Some of these stories might be ones that were told to you as a child.

The stories of our families are as unique as the people in our family! These stories are part of each family’s history

and they help children understand where they come from and who they are.

IsiXhosa/English: PDF

Xitsonga/English: PDF

Afrikaans/English: PDF

Sesotho/English: PDF

Sepedi/English: PDF

Setswana/English: PDF

IsiZulu/English: PDF

Nal'ibali Supplement edition 159

South Africa is celebrating National Book Week from2 to 8 September 2019 and, together with the rest of the world,

commemorates International Literacy Day on 8 September.

IsiXhosa/English: PDF

Xitsonga/English: PDF

Afrikaans/English: PDF

Sesotho/English: PDF

Sepedi/English: PDF

Setswana/English: PDF

IsiZulu/English: PDF

Nal'ibali Supplement edition 158

Making time in a busy day to read to children, is an investment in their future, no matter what their age.

These pleasurable times not only show children that you enjoy their company and care about them,

but they build lifelong good memories of books and reading too!

IsiXhosa/English: PDF

Xitsonga/English: PDF

Afrikaans/English: PDF

Sesotho/English: PDF

Sepedi/English: PDF

Setswana/English: PDF

IsiZulu/English: PDF

Nal'ibali Supplement edition 157

In South Africa during August, we honour the role that women have played and still play in building democracy in our country. Here are some reading, writing and drawing activity ideas that you can use to create opportunities for children to think about the influence women have on their lives. Choose the ones that are best suited to your children’s ages and interests.

IsiXhosa/English: PDF

Xitsonga/English: PDF

Afrikaans/English: PDF

Sesotho/English: PDF

Sepedi/English: PDF

Setswana/English: PDF

IsiZulu/English: PDF

Nal'ibali Supplement edition 156

Reading stories to children is a great bonding as well as educational activity. But did you know that there are other simple things you can do that help increase what children learn from the stories you share with them?

IsiXhosa/English: PDF

Xitsonga/English: PDF

Afrikaans/English: PDF

Sesotho/English: PDF

Sepedi/English: PDF

Setswana/English: PDF

IsiZulu/English: PDF

Nal'ibali Supplement edition 155

Getting young children into the habit of reading is sometimes easier than keeping them reading as they get older! So, what can you do to make sure that your children keep reading throughout their childhood and into their teenage years? Here are some ideas.

IsiXhosa/English: PDF

Xitsonga/English: PDF

Afrikaans/English: PDF

Sesotho/English: PDF

Sepedi/English: PDF

Setswana/English: PDF

IsiZulu/English: PDF

Nal'ibali Supplement edition 154

The month of May is filled with special opportunities for children to use reading and writing in meaningful and fun ways! Here are some ideas for the different celebrations this month. Rather than trying to do all of them, choose one or two that you think will most interest your children.

 

IsiXhosa/English: PDF

Xitsonga/English: PDF

Afrikaans/English: PDF

Sesotho/English: PDF

Sepedi/English: PDF

Setswana/English: PDF

IsiZulu/English: PDF

Nal'ibali Supplement edition 153

Have you ever wondered why people say that it is important to read to children who are not yet at school? Well, because it will expand their minds and make their hearts sing! Read with your 3 to 6 year olds regularly and you will witness just how much they learn and what they can do with books! Here are some ideas for sharing books with them.  Each year on World Read Aloud Day, Nal’ibali reminds everyone who lives in South Africa about the benefits of reading aloud to children.

IsiXhosa/English: PDF

Xitsonga/English: PDF

Afrikaans/English: PDF

Sesotho/English: PDF

Sepedi/English: PDF

Setswana/English: PDF

IsiZulu/English: PDF

Nal'ibali Supplement edition 151

On 6 October 2018, Nal’ibali won third prize at the African Union’s Innovating Education in Africa Expo held in Dakar, Senegal. And guess what? Nal’ibali received this recognition for its bilingual reading-for-enjoyment supplement! Many people know that 14 February is Valentine’s Day, but did you know that Library Lovers’ Day and International Book Giving Day are also celebrated on this date each year? So, this year on 14 February, combine these three days into one celebration of love and reading by doing these things.

IsiXhosa/English: PDF

Xitsonga/English: PDF

Afrikaans/English: PDF

Sesotho/English: PDF

Sepedi/English: PDF

Setswana/English: PDF

IsiZulu/English: PDF

Nal'ibali Supplement edition 152

This year, children’s author and activist, Lebohang Masango, was Nal’ibali’s World Read Aloud Day ambassador. We chatted to her to find out more about her passion for literacy. "Reading and storytelling can teach people so many things, such as how to use your imagination, how to develop the confidence to speak out and how to be more compassionate to others. Exposing children to these lessons is important because readers become leaders, as we know."

IsiXhosa/English: PDF

Xitsonga/English: PDF

Afrikaans/English: PDF

Sesotho/English: PDF

Sepedi/English: PDF

Setswana/English: PDF

IsiZulu/English: PDF

Nal'ibali Supplement edition 150

This is a special edition! It’s World Read Aloud Day as well as the 150th edition of the Nal’ibali Supplement. Read about our journey from the beginning of Nal’ibali and get ideas for how to celebrate World Read Aloud Day at home and at your school, library or reading club. Enjoy our special World Read Aloud Day story, ‘Where are you?’ as well as ‘That’s not Thabi’ (Book Dash) and ‘Feleng learns to read’.

IsiXhosa/English: PDF

Xitsonga/English: PDF

Afrikaans/English: PDF

Sesotho/English: PDF

Sepedi/English: PDF

Setswana/English: PDF

IsiZulu/English: PDF

Nal'ibali Supplement edition 149

It’s a new year and we have tips and ideas on how to make 2019 a story-filled year! Play our special story-building board game to get you in the mood. Our three stories to start the year are: ‘Peggy’s smile’ (David Philip/New Africa Books); ‘The fish that couldn’t swim’ (Book Dash) and ‘Ginger’.

IsiXhosa/English: PDF

Xitsonga/English: PDF

Afrikaans/English: PDF

Sesotho/English: PDF

Sepedi/English: PDF

Setswana/English: PDF

IsiZulu/English: PDF

Nal'ibali Supplement edition 148

It’s International Picture Book Month and this edition is a celebration of the picture book – from reasons to use picture books to ideas for celebrating them this month. The stories that we feature are picture books, ‘Frederick’ (Jacana with the Little Hands Trust/PRAESA) and ‘Can you?’ (David Philip/New Africa Books), as well as ‘The lion and the monkey’.

IsiXhosa/English: PDF

Xitsonga/English: PDF

Afrikaans/English: PDF

Sesotho/English: PDF

Sepedi/English: PDF

Setswana/English: PDF

IsiZulu/English: PDF