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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.

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. 

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Tortoise and the birds

Posted on June 19th, 2017

The bouncing cabbage

Posted on May 18th, 2017

Everyone’s special

Posted on April 3rd, 2017

Why monkeys live in trees

Posted on March 28th, 2017

The best, best friend

Posted on March 28th, 2017

Tortoise takes a taxi

Posted on January 31st, 2017

Koketso’s favourite jersey

Posted on January 30th, 2017

Stone soup

Posted on January 11th, 2017

How the ostrich got a long neck

Posted on January 11th, 2017

A ghost in Granny’s pyjamas

Posted on January 11th, 2017