Tuesday, January 3, 2012

LitWorld's World Read Aloud Day

I wanted to let you know about an upcoming event that is sponsored by my favorite literacy organization.

LitWorld’s annual World Read Aloud Day is coming up on March 7. I am actively involved in spreading the word about this special event and will be telling you more about it over the next weeks,

“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.” (from the LitWorld website)

Stay tuned!

1 comment:

  1. I'm excited about World Read Aloud Day too. I just got done sending a follow-up email to two bookstores I've asked to let me set up an event for World Read Aloud Day. I ordered bookmarks to give away today as well.
    I'm going to share this post in a few places today to spread the word.


What I think . . .

There are all kinds of readers. Some—like my daughter and me—are never without a book to read for pleasure. Others—like my son—are careful, analytical, and curious readers who read primarily to seek information from the page.

No matter what kind of reader your child becomes, you can help him or her get started. After all, you are your child’s first teacher. And, best of all, you can have some fun in the process.

Please feel free to share your own ideas. Tell me about ways you've enjoyed reading with your child.

Madeline Boskey, Ph.D.