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World Read Aloud Day



Today is World Read Aloud Day, a day when we join with hundreds of thousands of other voices around the world, reading aloud to bring attention to the importance of global literacy. In this world, 793 million people cannot read. According to LitWorld:
World Read Aloud Day is about taking action to show the world that the right to read and write belongs to all people. World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words, especially those words that are shared from one person to another, and creates a community of readers advocating for every child’s right to a safe education and access to books and technology. By raising our voices together on this day we show the world’s children that we support their future: that they have the right to read and share their words to change the world.
This morning, I went into my daughter's kindergarten class and read Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs to a group of kids. We talked about extreme weather and they each created a picture that showed what would happen if there was too much sun, too much snow, too much rain or too much wind.

Tonight, I plan to read aloud with both of my kids as well.

I encourage you to take some time to read aloud today, talk about the importance of literacy around the world, share a book with someone you love, give away a book to someone in need.

For more information, visit the World Read Aloud Day blog.

Comments

  1. Is it terrible that yesterday, of all days, was the first day in forever that I didn't read to my son?!?! He's started to read on his own and he's on a very big independent streak lately...Oh well.

    It sounds like you had a great time in your daughter's class!

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    1. Figures, doesn't it? I was hoping to read to both of my kids that night, but my son just wanted to read his own book. So I didn't end up getting to do that either. I did read a book to my daughter, though.

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  2. Could someone please make a calendar of all the wonderful Book Events each year so that I don't miss them!

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    1. Wouldn't that be great?! For some reason I got an email about this one. I think because I participated last year. If only I had a little spare time to create a calendar...

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