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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

The sky is falling down!

One sunny day, Little Chicken went out to look for food. She was walking under a clump of marula trees, when suddenly THWACK! – a fruit from one of the trees fell on her head. 

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The leopard, the otter and the mouse

Posted on January 9th, 2018

The sky is falling down!

Posted on January 9th, 2018

Why the moon gets smaller and bigger

Posted on December 19th, 2017

Hanna’s friends

Posted on October 26th, 2017

The house with the golden windows

Posted on October 26th, 2017

Bhuti Rabbit’s boring day

Posted on September 14th, 2017

The best street in the world

Posted on July 10th, 2017

The storm

Posted on July 6th, 2017

Tortoise and the birds

Posted on June 19th, 2017

The bouncing cabbage

Posted on February 27th, 2018