Mark your calendars! February 24 is World Read Aloud Day. Created by Pam Allyn, the founder of LitWorld and an ambassador for the Scholastic Open a World of Possible literacy initiative, World Read Aloud Day calls attention to the power of reading aloud, and connects the world as a community of readers.
World Read Aloud Day is a perfect time to reflect on family and classroom reading routines, and commit to setting aside time each day to gather as a family or classroom for a story shared aloud. With the help of the Scholastic Book Fairs World Read Aloud kit you can easily host your own read aloud event.
Stumped on selecting a title to read aloud? Try a book with humor! According the Kids & Family Reading Report™ 70% kids ages 6–17 say they want books that make them laugh!
The same report also uncovered 91% of children ages 6–17 say “my favorite books are the ones that I have picked out myself.” So be sure to take full advantage of your child’s school book fair! During World Read Aloud Day season, over 1,000 Book Fairs will be held all across the US, providing children with an abundance of inspiring reading choices, and providing schools with new resources for inviting families to embrace the practice of daily read alouds. Click here to find a Scholastic Book Fair near you.
Happy reading (aloud)!