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Did you know the Eastern Cape is home to Africa's highest bridge bungee jump?

At 216 metres, the spectacular Bloukrans River Bridge is Africa's highest commercial bungee jumping site.

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Outer Space! Print this beautiful, free colouring page here

Just in time for the school holidays, we have beautiful colouring pages to download and print.

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Did you know there is a fish migration so huge it can be seen from space?

The annual Sardine Run takes place between May and July.

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Welcome to our STORYTIME hub! Find free resources for little readers here

"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." - Albert Einstein

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Meet the 91-year-old retired teacher still changing children's lives

“There is no reason to just sit and do nothing. Everybody has got something to offer, no matter how small or diverse it is.”

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LISTEN: Why do birds sing?

When birds sing, what do you think they’re saying?

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South Africa's Provinces: Print beautiful, free colouring page here

Just in time for the school holidays, we have beautiful colouring pages to download and print.

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50% of children have never read a book with their parents – here's why we need to encourage reading early on

We could go on and on about the benefits of spending time reading, drawing or simply talking to your children, but you’re probably tired of hearing that. With 50% of children having never read a book with their parents though, maybe we actually aren't saying it often enough.

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Lupita Nyong'o talks Sulwe and why it's important for girls to 'see dark skin in a beautiful light'

'A seed for children to grow and draw from in later years.' Lupita Nyong'o recently took to Instagram to talk about her upcoming children's book.

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Six children's stories to bring calm to the holiday chaos

Stories that create ‘hygge’ — that Danish concept of security, connection and coziness — could be considered to achieve the highest expression of human rights, especially for children. Even in a summery South Africa!

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FREE DOWNLOAD: Who’s that baby? (In English)

Read Who's that baby, a mirror game for little ones.

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SA's first children's book on ADHD has been launched

“We wanted to create a resource that would be accessible to as many South Africans as possible in native languages and in the voice of a child with which both children, parents and teachers, could resonate.”

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Books for Africa! Local mobile library project receives donation of 2 600 children’s story books

"This is a reality that Nal’ibali is firmly committed to changing because access to books and stories is integral to a literate society," Jade Jacobsohn, Nal’ibali’s Managing Director, says.

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And So The Stories Ran Away

Titled And So The Stories Ran Away the exhibit is an innovative collaboration.

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READ: The best detective (In English, IsiXhosa, IsiZulu and 3 other languages)

"Bella can’t find Noodle anywhere! Bella’s friends help her to look for him and land up getting a big surprise." Read on...

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Help your child make sense of rands and cents with these fun books

It's never too early to teach kids how to be financially savvy. See which local children’s books Ethnikids' Khumo Tapfumaneyi recommends for equipping children to deal with money matters from a young age.

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FREE DOWNLOAD: Tortoise Finds His Home (In English, IsiXhosa, IsiZulu and 8 other languages)

Tortoise sets off in search of his house. Along the way, he meets new friends to help him. But the sky is darkening, and lightning flashes in the distance. Will Tortoise find his house in time? Read on...

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Why do burps make noise?

The next time someone says you’re burping too loudly, just reassure them that it was a perfectly normal mouth fart.

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More than Enough: A children's picture book about saving

A simple a story about acorns and why our squirrel family collects them.

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FREE DOWNLOAD: Who takes the train? (in English)

Read on to see what Naledi sees in the train...

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How are stars made?

Have you ever heard the saying “we are all made of star dust?” It’s actually true.

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FREE DOWNLOAD: I don’t want to go to sleep (In English)

Join Nandi as she lets her imagination run wild and free. Download the story in English here.

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READ: Nomsa's shopping list (In English, IsiXhosa, IsiZulu and 5 more languages)

When Mandisa's mother sends her to the shop, her younger sister, Nomsa begs to tag along. On their way, a strong wind snatches their shopping list out of Mandisa's hand and it is gone! Will the girls get into trouble for losing the list, or will they come up with a clever plan?
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