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

Nal'ibali Supplement edition 176

May is Get-Caught-Reading Month! It’s the month when we remind ourselves and others that reading is part of our daily lives. Reading for pleasure is something we can do anywhere and anytime!

 

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 175

If you regularly read and write with your children at home, you teach them that reading and writing are important, useful and enjoyable. This helps make literacy learning easier for them. Everyone at home has a role to play in developing young children’s reading and writing. Here are some ideas to make literacy an enjoyable part of everyday family life.

 

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 174

We all have at least one language that we understand and communicate best in, although some of us may have more! People use different labels for this language − like “mother tongue” or “mother language” or “home language” − but it is the language we learnt first. It’s the language we think and feel in, the one in which it is easiest for us to express ourselves and communicate with others.

 

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 173

Welcome to your special World Read Aloud Day edition of the Nal’ibali Supplement!

World Read Aloud Day is celebrated by people from all over the world who are passionate about children’s books and reading. In fact, it’s celebrated by over one million people in more than one hundred countries! Every year Nal’ibali joins in these celebrations to raise awareness in our own country of how reading aloud supports children’s literacy development.

 

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 172

Reading and telling stories can be two of the most satisfying activities for children, especially if they are stuck inside to keep safe, or because it is raining or they are sick. The magic of books and stories will let them go on adventures and visit different places without leaving home. Reading to our children shows them that reading can be enjoyable and entertaining. This motivates them to read more and more. And this is how they develop a lifelong relationship with books and reading!

 

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 171

Every day, people reach out to others to bring about positive change. A small act of kindness and love – like taking the time to read to someone or tell them a story – can make a big difference in their life. Stories allow us to make sense of our own lives and to connect with family and friends. Sharing stories helps children to do more than just learn to read; it builds a sense of belonging to their families and communities and also helps them understand others.

 

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 170

As adults we know that being able to share is an important life skill, and part of this is learning to take turns with others. When you regularly spend time reading with your children, not only do you develop them as readers, you also have an excellent opportunity to show them how to share and take turns. Taking turns helps you to create a partnership with your children around books. It means that you can share the power to make decisions about what you will read and how to spend your reading times. And so, exploring books becomes something you really do together!

 

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 169

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, children have not been able to go the library and reading clubs and have been away from school for a long period of time. To support you as you do your best to keep your family safe, Nal’ibali has put together this special edition of our supplement to help you with ideas on how your children can continue reading and writing for enjoyment at home. Some activities can be enjoyed by the whole family, while others have been divided into age groups to give you age-appropriate ideas.

 

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 168

Have you thought how stories can offer a way of supporting children through some of life’s challenges? There are many wonderful stories about the challenging situations and events that children may face, such as starting school, separation, illness, the death of a loved one, divorce, prejudice, and bullying.

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 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