Here at Scholastic, reading aloud is one of our favorite things. Working on the podcast, I hear time and time again from authors, editors, and educators how some of their most cherished memories are those in which a loved one read aloud to them. And there's an abundance of data (including from our own Kids & Family Reading Report) that shows why people love read-alouds so much: They're important for a child's happiness and development!
With that in mind, it's no surprise that we're thrilled to be celebrating World Read Aloud Day, a global celebration that calls attention to the importance of reading aloud and sharing stories by challenging participants to grab a book, find an audience, and read out loud.
In honor of the day, we released a new podcast episode all about the read aloud, featuring Pam Allyn, Ernest Morrell, Nick Cannon, and Andrea Davis Pinkney.