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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.

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 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...

African Renaissance

Posted on April 12th, 2016
Shaun Magowa (Grade 12 learner) from Westonaria, Gauteng
Constantly chasing concepts foreign to our reality we allow our minds to be barren, unable to conceive thoughts with one hand we hold on to the culture we once knew with the other we reach for foreign wor(l)ds every time our grip tightens we fail Africa.


Posted on April 12th, 2016
Rethabile Maeena (11 years old) from Ihobe School (Free State)
Lwandle umhle uyabukeka Umkhulu okwehlabothi Lwandle ungamanzi, siyasela Lwandle ngaphakathi kuwe Kukho izilwanyana, neentlanzi Ngaphandle kwakho lwandle   Singasela ntoni na Ungomanzi ububomi kuthi Lwandle unobongozi bodwa Awubonakalisi, ufihlakele Uyinzonzobila, unobunzulu   Siyhlamba, siyapheka kuba Wena ungamanzi, ububomi Lwandle umhle uyabukeka Kodwa unobungozi Kakhulu kwimveku Masilumkeleni bantwana   Ulwandle luhle luyabukeka Ulwandle lunabungozi Lufuna umntu oqaphelayo Masiqhapheleni bantwana