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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! 

I like the way I am

Posted on April 12th, 2016
Yola Mpi (9 years old) from Western Cape
I like the way I am I look smaller than the children of my age I have tiny nose, tiny mouth and a tiny face I am very active in the morning My mom calls my name once and I am out of the bed After dressing up for school I do not sit down like...

I’m special because…

Posted on April 12th, 2016
Joshua Peterson (9 years old) from Western Cape
Firstly, why I’m special is because I’m a gift of god. I’m special in the way I am and look. I go to a good school and enjoy it. I get a lot of homework every day but I cope even though it’s difficult. Sports is...

Build me a world

Posted on April 12th, 2016
Sinazo Qwaqwa (Grade 8) from Butterworth
Build me a world where there is room to move in
Build me a world where I won’t suffer because
Of pains, sorry and hurt
What kind of world is this if it’s only about
Pain and sorrow
What kind of a world if it’s about cruelty
And hatred
I...