Websites to visit and social media
pages to follow
Cape Town EMBRACE aims to ensure all children born in Cape Town have the best chance to fulfil their developmental potential. Their advice and methodology is helpful to the entire country though.
A reading for enjoyment campaign that offers resources and support to everyone wanting help children develop a love for reading.
Ilifa Labantwana is an innovative and ambitious Early Childhood Development programme that aims to provide evidence – based on actual experience of implementation and careful evaluation – and build national consensus and mechanisms to scale up appropriate and cost effective ECD services and support for young children in South Africa.
SmartStart is an early learning social franchise – this is a network of licensed practitioners who follow standardised practices to deliver quality early learning outcomes for children. SmartStart mobilises and activates women (and some men) to implement the SmartStart early learning programme. They provide access to all their resources on their website.
ELRU, the Early Learning Resource Unit is nationally and internationally recognised for over 37 years of high quality, high impact service to build the foundation of early childhood development. This is realised by providing the support needed by practitioners, caregivers and children from conception to 6 years to engage in a world of stimulating, safe and healthy learning experiences. They also have an online store with children’s books and teacher guides.
Children’s Book Network aims to bring books to children and children to books – to make reading cool. We work through this website – an ever expanding resource – and through community workshops planned with, by and for the children.
An initiative to provide books and stationery to children in underprivileged areas.
Wordworks supports early language and literacy learning among children from historically disadvantaged communities in South Africa. You can also find stories, games and information sheets on their website.