The importance of words

If South Africa is going to be able to do anything about the literacy crisis, we need to make sure that our children are surrounded by an abundance of words – meaningful, expressive, enriching words that they hear, read and use. The wider the vocabulary of our children when they enter school, the easier they will find learning to read for meaning. That is one of the reasons that the latest donation we received from Book Dash is so meaningful!

912 books were kindly sponsored, which means that all 760 children currently in our creches will get their own book to take home and keep forever, and all 18 creches have new books to add to their library for daily story time. Thank you to the amazing donors that have sponsored this contribution towards improving literacy.