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From the time my children were born until this very moment, one of our favorite things to do is to read aloud as a family. Currently our family read aloud favorite is The Hobbit sitting by the campfire. If you haven’t tried it, I highly recommend it. It takes on a whole different feel being outside by a fire.
“Read Aloud, Change the World”
Today is World Read Aloud Day. On behalf of the 793 million people who cannot read, today is about sharing stories and favorite books to everyone around the world.
World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words and creates a community of readers taking action to show the world that the right to literacy belongs to all people. World Read Aloud Day is celebrated by millions of people in more than 100 countries thanks to people like all of us who participate and spread the word across the globe!
There are many ways to celebrate and LitWorld has made it easy with their easy to use guides. Inside are suggestions for different read aloud activities and games, there are also fabulous reading lists.
The most important part about today is to read aloud to someone whether near or far. You can be sitting near them, read as a family, a classroom, across the seas via Skype or some other virtual technology. Just Read and have a ball!
Not sure what to read? LitWorld has also provided a free download copy of their book, New Day, New Friends.
Among the many important skills we build and share are the following:
10 Reasons to Read Aloud to Your, or Any, Child
Other ways to participate:
Follow along on Twitter using the hashtag
Everyone deserves the right to read. Let’s all work together to create a world where everyone reads. Happy World Read Aloud Day!
My book A Year in the Secret Garden has won a Gold Level Mom’s Choice Award! Let’s CELEBRATE!
If you are looking for wonderful crafting activities, cooking project the whole family can participate in and character studies that help readers delve deeper into important characters like Mary, Dr. Craven, Colin, Ben Weatherstaff, Martha and Mrs. Metlock, this book is for you.
Readers, parents, teachers and librarians can grab their copy of A Year in the Secret Garden on the Audrey Press website and on Amazon.