We’ve rounded up 10 of the best books to inspire creative thinking for children. More than ever, we have to educate young people to think for themselves and decide what is right and wrong, what is true and false and what is good for everyone. We also have to teach them how to think ‘out the box’ from the very beginning.
With AI on the rise, being a critical thinker and reader and knowing how to read for meaning and understand how to build links between texts and ideas is vital. Reading skills are not enough and our teens are falling short in their high school years.
Kingsmead College, a girls’ school in Johannesburg, recently announced the winners of their second national Young Writers’ Competition. The competition, run alongside their annual Kingsmead Book Fair, aims to build a new generation of young writers in South Africa.
The Kingsmead Book Fair (KBF) will be held on Saturday 27 May in Johannesburg. This is the 12th year of the festival and it has become a significant event on South Africa’s literary calendar, for authors and readers alike. The KBF Young Writers’ Competition will close on the 31 March at 20H00. Enter now!
Do you want to write a children’s book? Of course you do. Do your homework first, though and make sure you’ve figured out all the nuts and bolts before you begin. We’ve gathered some of the best sites and resources that offer inspiration and guidance.
Here are 10 key reasons to get your kids reading this year – and yes, some may seem obvious but others may surprise you!
You’re ready to get writing but before you do, consider these top tips to give yourself the best chance of success.
Kingsmead Book Fair is launching a nationwide Young Writers’ Competition for ages 6 – 18. Enter now and show us your creative spark! Competition closes 16 May 2022.
Books are an investment in your child’s education, but they’re expensive and space-consuming. The answer is to start a Book Club and share them!
When you’re trying to get your children off screens, eBooks can seem counter-intuitive. Are they good or bad for your children? As with everything to do with the digital age, the answer is not so simple.
Paired reading is a wonderful reading technique which helps children master the skill of reading. It’s not only for children who are struggling, but also helps any child improve their fluency skills.
Why are we passionate about getting children to read? Beyond the academic reasons, reading is an invitation to think, dream, explore, adventure and become – and it’s available to everyone.