Friday 1 February marks World Read Aloud Day and Nal'ibali is encouraging you to read aloud to the children in your life.
Team Nal’ibali is busy taking public pledging for WORLD READ ALOUD DAY – 1st FEB. On Thursday 31st January, our team will be helping you pledge at selected taxi ranks (see table for details) so that you can get your pledges in to support World Read Aloud Day! #2019WRADChallenge pic.twitter.com/MEhFkpqSRR— Nal'ibali (@nalibaliSA) January 30, 2019
Nal'ibali Literacy Mentor Sithembiso Nhlapo joined Azania Mosaka to talk about the initiative and the importance and power of reading aloud to and sharing stories with children.
Children gain self confidence if you read aloud to them on a daily basis. A lot of time when children go up and read, it needs confidence.— Sithembiso Nhlapo, Literacy Mentor - Nal'ibali
When you tell them stories in a language they understand and they can interact with you, that is when they get to a point where they love reading.— Sithembiso Nhlapo, Literacy Mentor - Nal'ibali
Click on the link below to hear more from Nhlapo...
This article first appeared on 702 : [LISTEN] The importance of reading out loud