Early learning non-profit SmartStart partnered with author, playwright and poet Gcina Mhlophe to launch their new wordless story books on International Literacy Day, which is celebrated around the world on September 8.
With only 2% of published children’s books in South Africa printed in local vernacular languages, the wordless books will enable story sharing in mother-tongue languages; this is critical for successful early learning and literacy development.
“Parents often don’t realise the value of story sharing, or even just talking with their child. This is one of the simplest and most effective ways to help children develop language skills, expose them to new ideas, and – most…
South Africa Education News