Category: Blog

Raising Readers and the Spur Foundation

Raising Readers were given the wonderful opportunity to train 15 Principals from a few ECD’s in Alexandra last week. This 5 day course was sponsored by the Spur Foundation Full tummy Fund in partnership with the ASHA trust. Over the 5 days, they learnt what and how they need to develop pre literacy skills in…

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Rays of Hope and Raising Readers 2017.

Raising Readers were given the wonderful opportunity to work with the staff and volunteers of the Rays of Hope Foundation. This initiative was supported and funded by the P.T.A of Kingsmead School. We would like to thank you as we feel we really gave the participants some new skills and tools which they will be…

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Spellcheck Please!

At a recent presentation I was asked about spelling and why a child who can read still makes spelling mistakes, particularly in creative writing assignments. Reading and spelling are closely linked and are learnt side by side. When we were growing up and learning to read and write, the theory went like this ‘the better…

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Raising Readers and help2read making a difference

Last year Raising Readers had the wonderful opportunity to share our knowledge with teachers from the Diepsloot and Thembisa communities. We realised that this is an avenue where we can really make a difference and give educators the necessary tools to help raise readers.  This week we were fortunate enough to meet some of the…

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Adjusting to new schools

Has your child just started at a new school? Or has he/she just moved to a new teacher within the school? How is he adjusting? Change in a child’s life often brings about change in their behaviour as well. This is completely normal. If your child is normally a confident, happy easy going child and…

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