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Books For Kids: Entertain Your Kids This School Holiday!

Books For Kids: Entertain Your Kids This School Holiday!

Are you looking for ways to keep kids entertained during school holidays and away from screens? Look no further than our vast selection of books for kids and take advantage of our school holiday promotion to shop & save 15% at checkout starting 13 March!

Afrikaans Children's Books

If you are wondering how to improve your child's Afrikaans, reading storybooks or children’s books in Afrikaans can be an excellent way to do so. There are many Afrikaans books for kids available that help children expand their vocabulary and develop a deeper understanding of the culture and traditions. 

Reading Afrikaans children's books regularly can also help improve their comprehension development and academic performance. Whether your child is a native Afrikaans speaker or a non-native speaker, giving your children Afrikaans books to read can be a fun and engaging way to improve their language skills and foster a love of reading. 

Roald Dahl Die Twakke

So, consider introducing your child to some Afrikaans storybooks or children's books today. Our selection of Afrikaans Children's books includes popular titles such as Die Twakke by Roald Dahl and Bitterbosbende 1: Die Geheim van die Nuwe Hoof by Anzil Kulsen

Afrikaans Teenage & Young Adult Fiction

Reading Afrikaans books can be a great way for teenagers to explore coming-of-age stories and expand their vocabulary with more challenging words. Many Afrikaans books for teenagers explore themes that are relatable to their experiences, such as love, friendship, and personal growth. 

These stories can help teenagers develop empathy and rational thinking skills as they navigate their own lives. Additionally, reading Afrikaans books can help expand their vocabulary and improve their language skills as they encounter unfamiliar words and phrases. 

Anne van Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery

This can be especially important for teenagers who may be studying Afrikaans as a second or additional language, as it can help them build a solid foundation for language learning.

A “must read” in this genre is Anne van Green Gables as this classic tale has been in the spotlight since the Netflix series adaption came out.

Children's Fiction

Fiction books for kids, such as epic fantasy books for kids, can have many benefits for children, including fostering their imagination and creativity. By reading about fantastical worlds and characters, children develop their ability to imagine and visualize. Escaping into dream worlds in books can help improve their problem-solving skills and overall cognitive development. 

The best children's fantasy books can also help children develop compassion and social skills, as they identify with and relate to the characters they read about. Additionally, reading can help children improve their language skills, expand their vocabulary, and develop a love for reading. 

By introducing children to the joy of reading at a young age, parents and caregivers can help set them up for academic success and lifelong learning. Ultimately, children's fantasy books can provide a world of imagination, wonder, and endless possibility, and can be a valuable tool in helping children grow and develop.

Children's Stories from Myths & Legends by Randall Ronne

We love Children's Stories from Myths & Legends by Randall Ronne and of course, the Harry Potter books that will keep kids entertained for the school holidays for hopefully the rest of eternity. 

Children's Non-Fiction

Non-fiction books for kids are a fantastic way to keep your children's brains active and promote learning during the school holidays. Unlike textbooks, non-fiction books are written in an engaging and accessible way that makes learning fun and interesting. They cover a wide range of topics, including science, history, art, and more, which can spark kids' curiosity and deepen their knowledge in fields they are already passionate about.

For instance, if space fascinates your child, non-fiction books about the planets, stars, and galaxies can deepen their understanding of the universe and expand their knowledge of astronomy. Similarly, books about animals or the ocean can help them learn about different species, habitats, and ecosystems. 

Reading non-fiction books also helps children develop critical thinking skills, as they learn to analyze and interpret information. They can learn to distinguish between facts and opinions, evaluate evidence, and draw conclusions. These skills are essential in many areas of life, including schoolwork, analytical thinking, and decision-making.

Everything Under the Sun: a curious question for every day of the year by Molly Oldfield

With so many to choose from in this category, a great place to start is Everything Under the Sun: a curious question for every day of the year as it covers a wide variety of topics that can get both kids' and parents' brain juices flowing. 

Picture Books

Picture books are more than just stories with pretty illustrations. They play a crucial role in children's cerebral and intellectual development, providing them with numerous benefits. One of the major advantages of picture books for kids is that they help children develop their visual literacy skills. These skills include recognizing shapes, colours, and objects, as well as spatial awareness.

Visual literacy skills are essential for early formative years, and picture books provide a fun and engaging way for children to develop these skills. Through picture books, children can learn to visualize ideas, follow a story's plot, and identify the emotions and motivations of characters.

Picture books also provide children with an opportunity to learn about new cultures, places, and people. By reading about unique experiences and perspectives, children can develop empathy and understanding of the diverse world around them.

Dr Seuss

Bond with your child by reading picture books during the school holidays and watch their imagination and curiosity grow. We can’t think of better picture books than Good ol’ Dr Seuss

Teenage & Young Adult Fiction

In today's world, teenagers and young adults spend an overwhelming amount of time on their phones. The constant stimulation of social media and instant gratification of the internet can have detrimental effects on their mental health and well-being. However, reading teenage and young adult fiction books can be one of the best ways to reduce screen time for teenagers and provide an escape from the web.

One of the most significant benefits of reading fiction for teenagers and young adults is its potential to improve empathy and emotional intelligence. Reading fiction allows readers to step into the shoes of different characters, explore their perspectives, and experience their feelings. This can lead to a better understanding of how to regulate their own emotions and improve social skills. These stories can help teenagers and young adults navigate the complex world of growing up and finding their place in society. 

The King is Dead by Benjamin Dean

Some great reads in this genre are The King is Dead and One Of Us Is Lying. If you want a suggestion that “is like totally trending” try a book called Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute.

Xhosa, Zulu & Sepedi Language Kids Books

Reading is an essential skill that every child should develop, regardless of their native language. However, reading in one's mother tongue has significant advantages, especially for Xhosa, Zulu, and Sepedi-speaking children. 

Reading in these languages is critical to connecting them with their culture, history, and community, which is necessary for identity development and a sense of pride in their heritage. It also promotes better cognitive development, comprehension, and critical thinking, all of which are critical for their academic success.

One way to make reading more effective and enjoyable for these children is by creating books with relatable characters. Children find it easier to engage with and enjoy stories that feature characters who look like them and speak their language. 

These characters can help children understand and navigate the challenges they face in their daily lives. For instance, if a child is experiencing bullying, reading about a character who overcomes bullying can help them feel empowered and less alone in the situation.

Masidlaleni by Refiloe Moahloli

We love Masidlaleni which has both an isiZulu and isiXhosa edition and Wonderfully Made for its inspiring positive affirmations. 

Time To Shop With Your 15% Discount on Kids Books!

Encouraging kids to read can be difficult because they may not see it as a fun or enjoyable activity - this could lead to resistance and disinterest in reading. Keep an eye out for our
upcoming blog where we will provide you with tips and strategies on how to make reading fun for kids and build healthy habits and don't forget to shop during our promotion starting 13 March.

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