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What Are The Best Ways To Teach Kids How to Read?

Mother and child reading together

When you think about it, reading is a rather complex task. Children must make sense of letters, sounds, words, sentence types, punctuation, and many other structures. The learning doesn’t stop there though. Reading is not simply reciting words on a page. It is a meaning-making process that children bring their …

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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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Paying it forward, Rand for Rand!

Child holding big book

This year has proven stormy on so many levels, and the economic chaos resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic has left non-profit organisations like the Rally to Read, reeling. As a non-profit organisation of 23 years standing, Rally to Read has worked tirelessly to promote literacy at grassroots level, in remote …

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5 Children Books That Teach Empathy

2 Kids reading

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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Reasons To Develop The Reading Habit In Your Child

Kids reading

For some people, reading might be just a hobby, but it has a bigger value to offer than that. You must be aware of the fact that knowledge fuels the readers’ vision and imagination by keeping their minds active and more creative. But it depends on the genre of books …

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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


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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6 Mother’s Day Gifts Ideas For Moms That Love Reading

Mature woman reading

Mothers day is just around the corner and I’ve been searching for some lovely Mother Day gift ideas for my mom. We are a bookworm family so my mother loves reading and I’ve come across some stunning gift ideas for moms that love reading and thought I would share them …

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The Secret To Get Your Baby Reading

Mother and Daughter reading

Have you ever seen those infomercials from My Baby Can Read? Where there’s 3 year olds reading novels and little babis reading words off of flashcards? Don’t be fooled. I’m one of the parents that dished out the $200 plus dollars to buy it. I’ve also bought about a thousand …

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