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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Long ago, a wicked giant stole two children and made them his slaves.
All day they cooked and cleaned and washed his smelly clothes.
The giant never locked the door, because he knew his pet crow wouldn’t let the children escape.
This bird had very sharp eyes, and it told the giant everything it saw.
Late one night, as the giant snored loudly, the children sat whispering together.
“We’ll never escape!” whispered Neo to Nunu. “That bird will tell the giant as soon as we try!”
They thought for a while. Then Nunu said, “I know! Let’s ...