Prepare your child to read / Ungayilungiselela ukufunda ingane yakho: A 20 page book for parents on early literacy based on the Media in Education Trust and Print Media South Africa book Ready to Read. The book was edited for newly literate parents by Operation Upgrade, and translated into Zulu. The English and Zulu versions were read by women from the Mpumlwane Family Literacy group who underlined words and phrases they found difficult.
Parents and young children/ Abazali kanye nzingane ezincane: This is a 12 page book for parents on early childhood development. A reader prepared by Early Learning Resource Unit and Adult Basic Education Services Trust in Cape Town was reworked for parents. The English and Zulu versions were read by women from the Mpumlwane family literacy group and the language adjusted.
Stay Healthy/ Ukunakekelwa kwempilo: This 32 page book on HIV/Aids was developed by us with Professor Geoff Solarsh (University of Natal Medical School) and Carol Browne (Senior Dietician, SA Sugar Association) reading it for accuracy and relevance. The books offer guidance on how to work with HIV/Aids mothers and children.
Stay Healthy/ Ukunakekelwa kwempilo workbooks: The 20 activities were developed to help extend discussion about HIV/Aids so that groups could talk about issues that they may themselves be facing and examine their own attitude to the pandemic.
You and your child/ Yenzele okungcono ingane yakho: 22 pages of ideas of what children need and parent’s role in their development. The topics were drawn from what the family literacy group members said they wanted their own children to know and be able to do.
Help children be strong/ Sizani abantwana ukukhula baqine: A 29 page book for adults on how to help children build resilience i.e. I can, I am, I have. This was a simplification, with permission from The Bernard van Leer Foundation of “Strengthening the Human Spirit” by Edith Grotberg.
Growing up in the Southern Drakensberg: A book of stories written by family literacy group members describing their own youth. These were selected from stories that came out of workshops run by Jill Frow with each group. The stories are in Zulu and English and are illustrated by the women.
Stories of Strength: A book that like “Growing up in the Southern Drakensberg” was a product of workshops Jill Frow held with family literacy group members. The aim of the workshops was to explore the survival skills of people living in difficult circumstances.
Our Stories: A guide to facilitating storytelling and writing with adult literacy groups and came out of the work done with our groups.
Community Library Guidelines/Imikhombandlela ngokusungulwa kweLayibhrari: A re-working, with permission from CEPDA, of a book developed for women’s groups in Nepal.
You are your child’s first teacher: A Zulu translation of an ELRU publication. It reinforces the message the FLP is giving in all its activities.
My day: A5 22 pages. This storybook for children is in full colour. Dual text: Zulu and English.
Ezweni: A5 10 pages. This storybook for children is in full colour. Dual text: Zulu and English.
Hands: A5 6 pages. This storybook for children is in full colour. Dual text: Zulu and English
Sipho’s mother’s brother’s child: A5 12 pages. This storybook for children is in full colour. Dual text: Zulu and English
Audio tape: Three original songs in Zulu plus recordings of above three stories (15, 16 and 17) in Zulu and English