Most book clubs are white and middle-class. Even today, books and reading can presume a divide between Indigenous oral story-telling and non-Indigenous literacy.
Early shared reading is linked to a number of benefits for children, including better performance in NAPLAN, reading, writing, spelling, grammar and mathematics.
Fairy stories come alive in the telling — and the retelling.
Initiatives to tackle South Africa's reading crisis must take the country's realities into account.
Finding time to read to your children can be hard, but there are several ways you can make sure your child gets the most out of time for reading aloud.
Moving away from direct instruction and teaching to the test and towards making sure boys enjoy reading will improve outcomes.
Escape the romance trap with these heroines.
Acutely aware of class inequality and social injustice, Hardy was also a notable advocate of access to Higher Education.
World Book Day is about more than just fancy dress, it's about encouraging a love of reading in children and giving them the chance to be their heroes for the day.
Every year South Africans spend twice as much on chocolate than they do on books
The latest What Kids Are Reading report finds that secondary school students aren't challenging themselves – and it could limit their choices later in life.
Reading something that sows doubt about a widely agreed-upon fact – even the election of George Washington as president – can have a profound effect.
The state-produced stories, which include tales about apartment lotteries, theme parks and the Clintons, might seem absurd. But they offer a window into the regime's priorities and anxieties.
Amid concerns about Australia’s position in international literacy rankings, parents are an untapped resource for improving literacy.
Psychology researchers bring infants into the lab to learn more about how shared book reading influences brain and behavioral development.
The problem in learners' reading performance lies in how reading is taught in most South African schools. Learners are not taught to understand the written word and make sense of it for themselves.
The results of an international study into reading skills offer reason for optimism for Australian students. But tragically, too many children are still being left behind.
Should children with reading difficulties get their hearing checked?
French is no longer taught as a European language representative of "French" culture in South Africa. New modes of teaching, learning and research speak to an inclusive Africanist agenda.
Digital textbooks might be less cumbersome. But a new series of studies finds that reading from screens can hamper our ability to process and retain information.