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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! 

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...

Goodbye

Posted on April 12th, 2016
Sinazo Qwaqwa (Grade 8) from Butterworth
Goodbye seems to be the simplest word, But yet the simplest word. Goodbye seems to be meaningless And pointless. Why say goodbye when you know it will hurt??? Goodbye seems to hurt many souls, Goodbye is not for me to say But for me to ‘quote’ It’s better for me to live with you forever than, Say goodbye to...

Speak

Posted on April 12th, 2016
Ruth Everson from Johannesburg
My language is like the
Thud of a djembe drum
Beating my heart on the page.  My words are the long, slow, flow
Of rivers of love,
Winding down to oceans of peace.
My words are mirrors,
You can’t look away –
See the self of yourself in my lines.
My syllables speak silence,
Released from the clasp of...