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It's International Literacy Day!

International Literacy Day, aims to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. At Thembalitsha, literacy is an extremely essential aspect within the focus area of Education. The importance of reading and when to start?  It’s never too late to start reading, but it is highly recommended to start at an early age. Reading to young children is known to improve and assist in one’s cognitive development; the ability to think and understand; “the construction of thought processes, including remembering, problem-solving, and decision-making, from childhood through adolescence to adulthood” ( ). Reading stimulates parts of the brain that allows one to understand the meaning of language, all the while building on key language, literacy and social skills. Our ECD Centre’s build on the fundamentals of a child's educational foundation. Literacy is commonly understood as reading and wr