7 August 2019: Workshop on games to support early literacy and language (4–5 year olds) | Application form
Registration for this workshop closes on 31 July 2019.
About the workshop
Every child aged between birth and five years should have access to high quality language, literacy and mathematics learning opportunities, in ECD settings and in homes. Language is at the heart of learning and young children learn through interacting with people and objects in their environment. They begin by learning language and then use language to learn. Listening, understanding, reasoning and communicating all rely on language. These skills in turn provide the building blocks of early literacy and mathematics learning.

We know that young children learn best when they are actively involved and having fun. Over the past ten years Wordworks has developed games and activities to support young children’s learning. The games are fun and engaging and will help 4 to 5 year old children to learn language and support early literacy development. The games are available in Afrikaans, English and isiXhosa.

In this workshop we will demonstrate how to play the games, and explain their importance for language and literacy learning. Many of the games are available as open source resources on our website. They can also be purchased as part of our Literacy Game Pack.

Date: 7 August 2019
Venue: Novalis Ubuntu Institute, Rosmead Ave, Wynberg, Cape Town (see our website for directions)
Time: 2:30pm – 5pm (includes tea break)
Cost: R200 per person (includes refreshments)


The training will be conducted in English but the materials are also available in Afrikaans and isiXhosa.

Optional purchase of materials
Attendance at this workshop is NOT DEPENDENT on the purchase of any additional materials.
However, if you would like to purchase the materials referenced in the workshop, click here: http://www.wordworks.org.za/buy-resources-2/
Literacy Game Pack
Animal Cards
Contact details for workshop applicants
Please fill in one form per organisation/school/centre/other, hereafter known as 'organisation'.
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Wordworks will send you an invoice together with our banking details as soon as possible after receiving your application
Please send your proof of payment to edeline@wordworks.org.za

Once proof of payment has been received, you will be notified that your place at the workshop has been secured. Please use the contact person's name as the reference.

Wordworks reserves the right to cancel the workshop up to two weeks before the date of the workshop. In this case all payments will be reimbursed.

Venue for all WordWorkshops: Novalis Ubuntu Institute, Rosmead Ave, Wynberg, Cape Town (see our website for directions)
WordWorkshop times: Wednesday afternoons, 2.30pm – 5pm
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