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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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Feleng learns to read

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Rabbit’s good idea

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The smell thief

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Sefudi's sadness

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