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Keep the little ones entertained this holiday with these storybooks
School’s out, it’s a little too hot to play outdoors and the water restrictions in some parts of the country mean the family pool is off limits.
This might just be a great time to get the kids reading for pleasure. Here are five books perfect for the holidays.
1HAIR, IT’S A FAMILY AFFAIR BY MYLO FREEMAN (CASSAVA REPUBLIC PRESS) This is a great book for kids around six years old and it’s also slightly educational.
It’s a celebration of black hair, from Afros to dreadlocks to granny’s grey hair and even daddy’s chiskop. All told through the eyes of a primary-school girl, Macy.
2ZIMNANDI NGOKUPHINDWA BY GCINA MHLOPHE (UNIVERSITY OF KWAZULUNATAL PRESS) R149* Izinganekwane (folktales) never go out of style.
This oldie but goodie from Gcina Mhlophe is great for giving children an introduction to some of our traditions. It contains 10 enchanting tales in isiZulu.
3PRINCESS ARABELLA SERIES BY MYLO FREEMAN (CASSAVA REPUBLIC PRESS) There are quite a few books in this series and kids will have fun following the adventures of a princess who looks just like them.
From the first day of school to celebrating birthdays and the love of colours, it teaches kids they can be whatever they want to be.
4GRANDAD MANDELA BY ZINDZI, ZAZI AND ZIWELENE MANDELA (LINCOLN CHILDREN’S BOOKS) R435* In this book, published as part of the celebrations of what would have been the icon’s 100th birthday, Nelson Mandela’s daughter Zindzi sits down with her grandchildren Zazi and Ziwelene to answer their questions about her father.
5HOW MANY WAYS CAN YOU SAY HELLO? BY REFILOE MOAHLOLI (PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE) R129* On her first day of school Sara wants to make friends but she can’t understand the languages the other children are speaking. Her teacher encourages her to find out the many ways one can say hello.