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The eBook Debate

The eBook Debate

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.

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3 things NOT to tell a child learning to read

3 things NOT to tell a child learning to read

Congratulations!  Your child is entering the magical world of books and will hopefully become a lifelong reader.  All children learn at their own pace and encouragement and practice are vital right now. Learn what three things you should NOT say to a child learning to read.

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We need free books

We need free books

A family trip to the bookstore is a joy many families can’t afford. Rising costs, a weakened economy and high unemployment are taking their toll. We have some suggestions for cheap and free books.

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Do You Dread Reading To Your Kids?

Do You Dread Reading To Your Kids?

While the benefits of reading to children are well documented, some parents dread reading time.  Usually it's at the end of a long day and children know how to drag it out until you're crying at the thought of reading one more Disney Princess book.  Or answering...

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Kingsmead Bookfair 2019

Kingsmead Bookfair 2019

  Kingsmead Bookfair 2019 is done and dusted.  It was an honour to be the curator of the children's and teen programmes of the fair this year and to get a chance to engage with authors from South Africa and abroad.  While I love any bookish event there were a few...

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7 Comprehension Skills

7 Comprehension Skills

In a world overflowing with information it’s more important than ever to use comprehension skills to extract meaning from a text and be able to apply that elsewhere.  Simply put, your child needs to understand what he is reading. It may sound simple, but chances are...

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