Toy Library Association South Africa

Jim Joel Fund Sponsorships

TLASA is proud to announce the recipients of the Jim Joel Fund Sponsorships. These sponsorships are valued at R9800 each and enable the toy librarians to be enrolled in the new accredited online Toy Library Skills Programme starting February 2021. Christine Liebenberg (Ntataise Lowveld) Kwanele...

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Jim Joel Fund Bursaries

TLASA is proud to announce that our training service provider, Cotlands, now has an accredited online Toy Library Skills Programme available!  In this 6-month part-time course, students will learn how to develop a business plan for their toy library, to successfully market their toy library, as...

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National Toy Library Conference

TLASA has planned a 2-day fun-filled, informative online conference to explore the link between concrete play experiences and skills required for the 21st century. The conference will seek to demonstrate how the Toy Librarian can actively stimulate children to be ready for the 4th industrial revolution.

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15th International Toy Library Conference

In July 2019, TLASA was the proud co-host of the International Toy Library Conference in Johannesburg. In collaboration with ITLA and Cotlands, we hosted an informative, thought-provoking, exciting and enriching African toy library experience. The conference was an opportunity to network, share learnings, dialogue and...

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Why the paper beads?

You would have noticed that TLASA’s logo contains two strings of beads, a mixture of wooden and paper beads. People often ask us why we chose to add these beads into the logo. There are two reasons. Firstly, we wanted to give TLASA a new...

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Regional TLASA seminars feedback

Every quarter, toy librarians from all over the country come together in their regions to share new ideas, news and network with others working in the field of toy libraries. The first quarterly seminar for 2019 took place on the 27th of March. A total...

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Think tank with government

TLASA is delighted at having hosted two Gauteng Provincial toy library think tanks with the Department Social Development and the Department Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation. The first think tank was held on 21 February and the second on 8 March 2019. The outcome of...

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Africa Play Conference 2019

The Africa Play Conference was held from the 25th to 27th February 2019 in the City of Tshwane, Republic of South Africa. The delegates were from Angola, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Canada, Chile, Cote d’Ivoire, Eswatini, Ethiopia, France, Ghana, Jordan, Kenya, Mexico, Morocco,...

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Highlights from the VVOS/AECYC seminar

On the 23rd of February 2019 TLASA was invited to present at the VVOS/AECYC seminar in Pretoria. Monica Stach, TLASA chairperson, presented on Toy Libraries – The missing link in quality ECD services provisioning. Pauline Turusida facilitated 2 hour workshop with the theme, “Don’t forget...

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