Posts Tagged ‘Early literacy’

“Your child is also my child” – becoming part of an “army of adults” reading to children

First published by the Sowetan on 2 June 2016. We often hear about South Africa’s dismal education outcomes and low literacy rates. We have also been hearing that early literacy, reading for joy, and growing up around books can change the life trajectories of individuals and dramatically improve our society.   Yet we hear much less […]

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Posted on 8 June 2016 under From Head & Heart, From Head & Heart: Creative Learners, Opportunity 6: Reflection and Analysis.


The “ordinary magic” that can change a child’s future

This article was first published in the Star on 9 May 2016 Since 27 April 2015, ‘Mandela’s children’ have been turning twenty-one. They are the first of the ‘born-free generation’ to become adults. Are they better off than young adults were in the early nineties? It’s a difficult question to ask at the best of […]

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Posted on 11 May 2016 under Creative Learners, DGMT Points of Interest, Opportunity 4: Reflection and Analysis, Opportunity 5: Reflection and Analysis, Opportunity 6: Reflection and Analysis, Opportunity 7: Reflection and Analysis, Resourceful Young Children.