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Story Library

Being told stories and being read to leads children to develop the rich storehouse of language, grammar and vocabulary they need to bring to texts when learning to read and write. 
Try our multilingual stories below or send us your own stories to share with others.

Story Library

Multilingual stories

Looking for stories to read in a range of African languages and English? Try our growing collection of stories to print out or read aloud. 

Audio stories

Browse our archive of audio stories in partnership with SABC Education to enjoy at home, at school or in your reading club. 

Story cards

Grow your children's love of reading by printing out our beautifully illustrated story cards containing traditional and modern stories. 

Story seeds

Do you want to tell your own stories but sometimes find it a bit difficult to get going? Here are some ideas to get you started - available in 6 SA languages. 

Your stories

Want to submit your own stories? Check out our selection of poems, stories and writings created by you - or send us your own here!