The Vuma Reading Instruction Programme

Pearson is proud to introduce Vuma, our new reading instruction programme with stories that have been developed and written in the mother tongue. Fun, age-appropriate stories centre around a diverse group of loveable characters to whom all South African children can relate. 

Why choose Vuma?

  • Finely-levelled reading instruction programme
  • Specifically developed for teaching and assessing reading in the Foundation Phase
  • Stories have been individually developed around the structure and vocabulary of the
    language for which it was written

The Vuma Reading Instruction Programme includes the following resources:

  • Finely-levelled Readers and Big Books with stories that will delight both boys and girls.
  • Engaging Workbooks with activities to entrench reading and comprehension skills.
  • Comprehensive Teacher’s Guides with detailed guidance, lesson plans and assessments.
  • Colourful Alphabet frieze designed specfically for the classroom.
  • Audio stories include all the stories read aloud by professional storytellers.
  • Practical demonstrations of effective reading instruction in our Teacher Training Series DVD
  • Durable double-sided Context Cards
  • A set of 11 A3 full-colour posters introduce the characters and their homes.

Vuma is currently available for Afrikaans, isiXhosa, isiZulu and Sepedi Home Languages as well as English First Additional Language.

" Fun, vibrant and age-appropriate stories that will delight both boys and girls "