Books: Reading Matters- free stories and resources- South Africa- during lockdown and for the foreseeable future

Reading Matters

YouTube video stories:

Cost: No charge. Free!

Website: Reading Matters

TheCapeRobyn is delighted to present an incredible educational resource which is being offered by Reading Matters – leading distributors and suppliers of educational books and resources in South Africa. 

With schools shut during our national lockdown, it is challenging for parents to ensure quality education for their offspring. Well-equipped schools are offering distance learning, with online teaching. Sadly, many schools are unable to facilitate this. Reading Matters is providing resources during lockdown – at no charge. Check out the stories on YouTube – link above. All the stories “are proudly South African, and exude the colour and uniqueness entwined through our society.”

Reading Matters has received positive feedback and is encouraging parents and educators to send the story links to children and students.  Reading is critical for all. It transports us to other realms. It entertains us. It educates us.

Yes, there is the high cost of data in South Africa and this is a challenge for parents and teachers who cannot download online reading and teaching material. If you are reading this – please take a moment to consider purchasing mobile data vouchers for someone you know who has young children and doesn’t have the budget for data. Spread the news about Reading Matters. There are fabulous YouTube videos and loads of other resources on the website. Without reading, we are nothing. Consider the impact of lockdown on literacy in this country. Consider that parents and care givers can share these wonderful books and resources with children and instill a love of reading.

About Reading Matters

Established in 1997, Reading Matters has worked actively in at promoting language and literacy in South Africa alongside READ Educational Trust, a non-profit literacy organisation READ operates “primarily as an educator development agency in the fields of language, literacy and communication and is a leader in educational assessment, materials development and resource provision.”

Links to Reading Matters- join the conversation on Reading Matters Platforms




* Promoted post. Image credit: Supplied. Children photographed, with permission by parents/guardians.