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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! 


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...


Posted on April 12th, 2016
Christina Mokome (17) from Westonaria, Gauteng
Selemo in Setswana when the bees are buzzing and the grass is green when trees are in full blooming glory summer means: Selemo in Setswana we celebrate by dancing from the joy summer brings   Rona bana ba mmala wa sebilo, re itumella wena Selemo Dikokomana tsa Batswana di ipela ka bontle jwago Mofuthu wa gago otswela dimela molemo Naga e...