Eek! This really snuck up on me this year. This coming Thursday, February 16, 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.” Seriously, what more could you wish for your 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.”
You may not have time to set something up by Thursday but if you don’t, please spend some time this week scheduling something. 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. Check out all they have to offer here and make plans to read aloud on Thursday.