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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! 

Nelson Mandela

Posted on May 8th, 2016
Nthangeni Vhuhwavho (15)
Nelson Mandela Ntata Mandela, Father of a nation You are a wonderful man, A man of power and courage You are one more wonder of the world Madiba, Madiba, my first black president Nelson Mandela Ntata Madiba, Father of a nation. He spend his life behind bars, Without any judgement. Many...


Posted on May 7th, 2016
Nthangeni Vhuhwavho
Mashudu o vha e musidzana wa u talifha, fhedzi khonani dzawe dzo vha dzi tshi dzulela u mugaela musi e tshikoloni. Vho vha vha tshi mugaela nga ku ambarele kwawe. Sa vhunga vhabebi vhawe vha tshi shuma tshikhuwani, ho vha husina ane a nga muthogomela. Zwoluga ndi munwe wa tshigwada...

Xhosa is born

Posted on April 12th, 2016
Bonolo Mndila (17) from Westonaria, Gauteng
Tip, Tap, Tip, Tap… the rain has come… men, women, children and the gods have sung of a culture strong as ten thousand lions, rich as fields of gold glorified as kings and queens…   as the kraal full of white, thick cattle nourish the nation God watching over creation Xhosa was born…   As queens give birth to princelings...