Dragon mode – the story comes alive!

Dragon mode – the story comes alive!

Blog Dragon mode – the story comes alive! PRAESA literacy mentor Sive Mbolekwa and Sara Stanley, who works in early childhood projects for the development of literacy and imaginative Storyplay with PRAESA, have a thought-provoking session with classroom dragons over...
Lucy Hawking’s visit to South Africa!

Lucy Hawking’s visit to South Africa!

PRAESA has published with Jacana Media the isiXhosa and isiZulu versions of George’s Secret Key to the Universe, translated by Xolisa Guzula (isiXhosa) and Phiwayinkosi Mbuyazi (isiZulu). Author Lucy Hawking visited South Africa in October to highlight the...
Do mice read?

Do mice read?

Blog Do mice read? by Sara Stanley The PRAESA team visited the Educare Centre at the University of Cape Town in early October for day 2 of a Storyplay session using Frederick by Leo Lionni. Sive, Nolu and Nadia had already started the mystery on day 1, with the...
Magic! Is anything possible in storyland?

Magic! Is anything possible in storyland?

Blog Magic! Is anything possible in storyland? Sive Mbolekwa, PRAESA literacy mentor, reflects on his sessions with Grade R children using the picture book An Extraordinary Egg by Leo Lionni (IQanda elinguMmangaliso). In this story, three frogs discover a beautiful...
Giving children choices helps grow healthy democracies

Giving children choices helps grow healthy democracies

Sive Mbolekwa, PRAESA literacy mentor, reflects on his day in the classroom and the emphasis on obedience over choice that he observes. How will the children whose choices are so curtailed become the active citizens South Africa needs, he wonders… This morning at...

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