The first Wednesday of March — this coming Wednesday — is World Read Aloud Day. The goal of the founding organization, LitWorld, is to encourage young people to “lead lives of independence, hope and joy.”
Wow. Just wow. How can you say no to that?
That’s why I’m telling you about this today instead of waiting until Wednesday. Why not read aloud and share the power of story with a group of young readers? As LitWorld says, “By raising our voices together on this day we show the world’s children that we support their futures: that they have the right to read, to write, and to share their stories.”
How can you celebrate this day?
- Take your children to a reading event at the local library.
- If there isn’t an event scheduled, find a comfy spot in the children’s section and sit down to share a book aloud. No, you can’t be too loud but that’s okay.
- Read at a Scout or Youth meeting.
- If your child is in school, ask if you can come share a short story with the children.
LitWorld has a host of ideas as well as reading kids for communities, classrooms, work sites and more. Check out all they have to offer here and make plans to read aloud on Wednesday.