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.
Why monkeys live in trees
Lion was the king of the beasts. He was proud of his roar, and he was proud of his sharp teeth and claws,
but he was most proud of his beautiful golden coat and mane. One day, as he drank from a pond,
Lion noticed that his mane was looking rather patchy. “What’s this?” he grumbled to himself.
He turned around and noticed a patch of hair missing from his golden back. Lion was very unhappy.
He ran off to see Dr Tortoise to find out what could be done to save his coat…