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First African languages bilingual dictionaries for young learners

First African languages bilingual dictionaries for young learners

Almost three-quarters of South Africa’s emergent literacy learners cannot read for meaning in their home language by the end of Grade 3. The main reason being that these young learners have weak language skills and lack sufficient vocabulary and grammar knowledge to...

Free printable Reading Logs to help foster a love for reading

Free printable Reading Logs to help foster a love for reading

Emma Cox said it best... "Reading is the most powerful gift we can give a child: it puts stardust in their imaginations." Reading does exactly that, and so much more. It helps us build a better future for ourselves as well as those around us. That's why as parents, we...

Book club: Best personalised kids books made in South Africa

Book club: Best personalised kids books made in South Africa

One of our favourite family birthday traditions is giving the girls a book instead of a card. Each year we pick a favourite or special read that the girls will keep and maybe even read to their own kids one day. We make sure to include a personal message as well as...

Book Club: Best Earth Day Books for kids

Book Club: Best Earth Day Books for kids

22 April 2021 is world Earth Day. A day aimed to raising awareness about climate change and global warming. A day to celebrate our beautiful planet and also an opportunity to educate ourselves on ways we can protect the environment. An easy way to start this journey...

Book Club: 10 inspiring books every girl needs to read

Book Club: 10 inspiring books every girl needs to read

It’s 2021 but somehow women all over the world are still being stereotyped, still being told what they can and should do. What they should wear and what’s considered appropriate and ladylike. Individuality is rarely celebrated. And with social media rising, the...

Best Busy Books for kids and why they are a must!

Best Busy Books for kids and why they are a must!

Whether you're planning a trip by car or air... A dinner somewhere "less than child-friendly"... Need your little one to play quietly during church or other silent gatherings or maybe just as an extra something fun to pass the time during rainy days or while waiting...

Frozen 2 Books available at Exclusive Books

Frozen 2 Books available at Exclusive Books

Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Exclusive Books and Penguin Random House SA. Frozen mania has set in... Or maybe it just in our home but after seeing the movie, our girls are "gaga" for all things Frozen, all over again! And the Frozen 2 Books available at...

Best Books of 2019: Our TOP PICKS from Exclusive Books

Best Books of 2019: Our TOP PICKS from Exclusive Books

When it comes to gifts... Books are never a bad idea! That's why I got so excited when Exclusive Books asked me to share our Best Books of 2019 picks from their Christmas Catalogue. I can't wait to add some of these to our collection! Our top 5 Best Books of 2019......

Potty Training with ease: Tips from a mother of 3

Potty Training with ease: Tips from a mother of 3

We love using books to prepare the girls for change and other big life moments and milestones. Remember the reading list we complied to prepare Eliana and Lia for baby number 3? Now that Ava's started showing an interest in potty training it's time for a new list......

Celebrating SA’s 10th annual National Book week with Murray & Me

Celebrating SA’s 10th annual National Book week with Murray & Me

South Africa commemorates National Book Week from 2 to 8 September. It's an initiative by the South African Book Development Council (SABDC) in collaboration with the Department of Arts and Culture. National Book Week is an important initiative, encouraging the nation...

Ons Top Afrikaanse Kinderboeke vir Augustus!

Ons Top Afrikaanse Kinderboeke vir Augustus!

Hierdie jaar het ons 'n punt daarvan gemaak om meer as ooit te lees. Die voordeel wat voorlees inhou is duidelik sigbaar nou dat ons oudste graad een is. Nie net vir akademiese gewin nie, maar ook om ons kinders voorteberei vir verskeie lewenssituasies wat op hulle...

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