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It’s story time! Do you remember the evenings listening to a bedtime story over the radio? I do. I
loved it. That is what I am creating here for you and your children.


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What's the story? 

Each week you will receive either a written story for R100/month or a written story, accompanied by an MP3 recording of the story, for R120/month. These stories are aimed at developing your child's auditory senses by listening and are available in both English and Afrikaans. It also frees up your hands if you don't have time to read a story yourself. Just put your phone or other electronic device in earshot and smile as you get a few minutes free.

You can choose between two story series:

Snuki and Fester’s Adventures 

Age 0-3 years old

Snuki the dog and Fester the cat are two friends seeking out adventure. Snuki is all heart but not much nerve. Fester always has a plan up her sleeve. The stories are fun and easy to understand.
Click to read extract: English or Afrikaans.
 
Sabik and Navi’s Wonderworld

Age 4-8 years old

Sabik, a little boy and Navi, a little girl, live in wonderful, magical world of green rolling hills, white sandy beaches and ample forests. Together, they explore the world they live in. Raz, Sabik’s pet owl, is always ready to help them if they don’t know the answers.
Click to read extract: English or Afrikaans.
 


Why is it important for children to listen to stories?

Albert Einstein says: 

The most influential physicist of the 20th century

 "Imagination is more important than knowledge. For knowledge is limited to all we now know and understand, while imagination embraces the entire world, and all there ever will be to know and understand."

Linda Santilli says: 

Play therapist and councellor

"Listening to stories without visual stimulus, offers children the opportunity to create their own magic and fantasies. They anticipate what might happen and can creatively identify with the characters. Children experience emotions more intensely when listening and learn empathy towards others.  These are all crucial traits for social interaction and emotional growth.”

Sherry Watkiss says:

Counselling psychologist and director of The Centre for Play and Innovation

"Listening to stories and engaging with fantasy characters and play opens a child's mind. It encourages creativity and the ability  to think out of the box which is and will become increasingly important as we move into an exciting and unlimited future."

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