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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The traveller’s treasure
Once upon a time, there was a very greedy man. Although he was very rich, all he ever wanted was more money.
One evening, an old traveller came to the greedy man’s door.
“I’ve been walking all day,” the old traveller said. “Please let me rest here tonight.”
“Hmmm,” said the greedy man. “What will you pay me?”
“I have no money with me,” said the old traveller, “but tomorrow I can lead you to a special treasure and share it with you...