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Every day should be story day!

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You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child. – Dr Seuss

Wednesday 1 February is World Read Aloud Day(WRAD)! Nal’ibali, the national reading-for-enjoyment campaign, has been providing a free, special story for children to celebrate World Read Aloud Day (WRAD) for over a decade. 2023 is no different. Once again, Nal’ibali is calling on all South Africans to join them in reading aloud to the children in their lives on WRAD..

For some it will be the first, important step to habitual reading while for others it will be a continuation of their reading journey. For WRAD 2023, Nal’ibali aims to reach their goal of reading aloud to 3 million children. Young children who are read to in languages they understand, perform better in school, develop better memories, stronger vocabularies and comprehension skills.

This year’s story,  ‘Every day’s a story’ was written by Tumisang Shongwe (fondly known as Miss T), who is a children’s author and literacy advocate. The story is available in all eleven official languages on Nal’ibali’s website.  And copies will be distributed by the field team at community outreach events throughout the country.

The story is available as a PDF – you can  download here

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  • Fayyaadhah February 2, 2023 at 6:28 am

    Thank you for this ♡


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