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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. 

Featured Story

Everyone’s special

One day Mandla goes for a walk in the forest. Along the way, he meets Elephant, Giraffe and Waterbuck. He discovers that they can all do special things that he can’t do. This makes him feel sad … until his mother explains that we are all special in different ways.

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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

The best detective

Posted on January 11th, 2017

The glass mountain

Posted on September 13th, 2016