Preparing your pre-schooler for reading

According to the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) of 2016, almost 80% of South African Grade 4 learners do not understand what they read. One cause of this is that many teachers are overwhelmed by large classes, and another is that schools lack...

World Book Day: Amazing Reading Records

World Book Day, which takes place on 23 April each year, sees adults and children across the world celebrate their love of books and reading. Take a look at these five awe-inspiring reading-related records from the Guinness World Records.

Animals: a new tool for fighting illiteracy?

Animals don’t often feature in lists of tools used to combat literacy issues, but one South African researcher has highlighted the positive impact that our furry friends can have on reading levels. Zanne van Eeden, a Masters of Education student at the University of...
Inspire a love for reading in your classroom

Inspire a love for reading in your classroom

If you can read, you can travel the world, go on adventures, meet heroes, unravel mysteries, investigate history, explore the universe and taste freedom! Reading solves problems too: poor spelling or vocabulary, concentration issues, sometimes even poverty and...