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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. 
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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! 

My Family Story: Do not cast the trusted ones away for new untested ones

Posted on March 31st, 2016
Amahle Fani
There was once a young boy, whose name was Zuko. Zukho was a child who had no parents. He did not even have a home to live in. Zuko was not studying, because he had no-one to help him. He would live anywhere where he had be summoned. On one very...

Thamsanqa Makayi’s Family Story

Posted on March 31st, 2016
NA
When I was really young my grandmother used to tell me lots of stories.  The stories were about our environment and really made us laugh.  We really liked these stories, I always imagined that she was talking about someone else, but the stories she told were actually disciplining us and...

The clever man

Posted on March 31st, 2016
Nonjabulo Radebe
Once upon a time, there was very clever man in a certain village. People were jealous about this. One day an old man came to visit this young clever man to ask him ask him some difficult questions to prove his intelligence. The young man answered all of his questions correctly. The...