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Remy – A Book About Believing In Yourself

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Remy is an eleven-year-old, intelligent, but unhappy boy who lives in a beautiful coastal South African town. Self-conscious about his appearance, he is quite shorter than other children his age and has very small eyes, Remy lacks self-confidence and struggles with insecurities and anger issues.  Remy is often mocked by …

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Giving That Goes The Distance To Support Literacy!

The Read shop

If you’re keen to put some meaning back into giving gifts this festive season, consider purchasing from the READ Online Shop! The READ Online Shop is an initiative by READ Educational Trust, a South African NGO promoting literacy in schools for over 40 years. A literate society will surely change …

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An all women line up for National Book Week’s Books Beyond Words

Books Beyond Words, the weekly online storytelling event hosted by South Africa’s annual reading awareness week, National Book Week (NBW) is bringing an all-women line up of storytellers this weekend in the spirit of Women’s Day. Living treasure Naledzani Netshirembe and the infectiously exuberant Malefu Mahloane will grace the stage to …

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12 Children’s Books That Discuss Substance Abuse

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Substance abuse and addiction can be such a difficult topic to discuss with kids, especially when they are facing confusing and hurtful circumstances related to a parent’s or sibling’s addiction. “As an addiction treatment professional, a person in recovery, and a father, I know from personal experience how important it …

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5 Children Books That Teach Empathy

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Empathy is the ability to experience and have an understanding of the feelings of others and responding in useful ways. For some children it is easier to develop empathy more inherently than others, but this is a crucial life skill that needs to be taught to all children. Children with …

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3 Children Books About Death

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When you’ve lost a loved one or a beloved family pet, children cope with the loss in different ways, depending on how close they were to the person or animal that passed away, their age and the support they receive at the time. Here are some tips for helping your …

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5 Children Books That Teach Kindness

Beautiful girl reading book

Why is it important to teach a child the importance of being kind from a young age? There are four main benefits associated with children that practice kindness. It’s never too early to start teaching your children vital principles and life lessons that can carry them throughout the different development …

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8 Children Books That Teach Gratitude

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From a young age my parents taught me how to practice gratitude. In these modern times I often see children that are not always appreciative toward their parents or peers and often demonstrate a lack of this valuable attribute. ***Disclosure -The links in this post may contain affiliate links and …

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9 Benefits of Story Time

Story time at school

Reading and the telling of stories to your children is not only great fun for your children and an amazing opportunity to bond with your children, it also comes with great benefits for your children and offers a wonderful way for your children to learn. Remember that children learn best …

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Baby Books Fоr Fun аnd a Great Bonding Experience

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A baby book is a great wау tо spend tіmе wіth уоur baby. Thеу allow уоu tо hаvе intimate оnе оn оnе tіmе аѕ wеll аѕ contributing tо thе language development оf уоur baby. Thе reading оf a bed tіmе story саn bе аn excellent раrt оf a bedtime routine …

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6 Children Books That Teach Respect

Father reading book to his toddler girl

It is never too early to start reading. Reading books aloud to children from a young age exposes them to a wide range of words, it helps them to build vocabulary and stimulates their imagination plus improving their understanding of the world. It is a great way of teaching them …

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