World Read Aloud Day Feb. 24

by | Feb 17, 2016 | #PlayMoreMN, More Ways to Play, Top Story Two |

Did you know that reading aloud is just as important as reading to yourself?

According to the 15 Minutes National Campaign, reading aloud for 15 minutes every day helps with overall development. In fact, research shows that reading aloud is the most important thing caregivers can do to prepare a child for school. Reading aloud also helps increase attention span, refines language skills, and builds a strong vocabulary. It’s not just for elementary students either. Reading aloud is good for everyone up to college age.

You can help celebrate the power of reading aloud by taking part in the Scholastic-sponsored event, World Read Aloud Day. Millions across the world in more than 100 countries participate in the movement.

“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 and creates a community of readers advocating for every child’s right to safe education and access to books and technology.” [LINK] Participation is simple. Just take the time to read aloud from your favorite books and allow for discussion.

This special event is put on by non-profit LitWorld, which aims to empower readers while tackling the issue of illiteracy. It’s all about fostering a love for reading.

Promise to Read Aloud February 24, 2016

World Read Aloud Day is happening February 24, 2016. Check out LitWorld’s website for more information and to register.

 

 

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