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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! 

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.

Ulwandle

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

Inja yam

Posted on April 12th, 2016
Chuma Sitofu (9 years old) from Ihobe School (Free State)
Yintw’ edleb’ ezibhakubhaku Etsho ngomsila omde Ebala limnyama ngathi bubusuku Obungena nyanga Egam’ elingu Qumezakhe Yintw’ enoboya obufukufuku   Ndiyaziqhenya ngenja yam Libukubuku xa ihamba iyanyantsula Ayisoze ikudumaze xa uyozingela nayo Nditsho namaqhinga kadyakalashe Awathathinto kweli qhawe Indiva ngelizwi ndisaqhamka entla kamzi   Iluncedo kwimfuyo kabawo Xa iibhokwe zisiya emasini Ukhwaza kube kanye Qumezakhe kubo! Ibaleke kakhulu Izirhawule zibuyele ekhaya Ndinebhongo kakhulu ngenja yam