Today, Scholastic announced the full spring schedule of programming from Storyvoice, the Company’s digital home of live read alouds. A free, online destination hosting weekly interactive events with award-winning authors and illustrators, Storyvoice provides families and classrooms alike with engaging, innovative literacy programming throughout the school year.
Storyvoice’s programming includes an all-star lineup of seven events with authors on February 7th in celebration of World Read Aloud Day®. Each event is free to attend and will feature multiple interaction segments where kids both at home and in classrooms can read, draw, and connect with their favorite books, creators, and each other.
The merits of reading aloud as kids age are undeniable, and Storyvoice serves a critical purpose by engaging school-aged students through read-alouds at the very moment when reading aloud tends to decline in the home. Recent research from the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading Report
™ found that while half of kids five and under are read aloud to at home 5-7 days a week, that number declines to just about one-third of 6–8-year-olds and merely 16% of 9-11-year-olds.
Michael Clarke, Senior Director of New Media at Scholastic and co-founder of Storyvoice said: “We know directly from kids that read aloud time holds a special place in their worlds, and by using technology like the Storyvoice platform, we are creating a vibrant reading community that enables every child, everywhere, at every age to regularly enjoy the benefits and joys of reading with others.”
To learn more about Storyvoice and check out the platform’s full schedule of interactive read-aloud events this season, visit: storyvoice.scholastic.com
. And in advance of World Read Aloud Day® this Wednesday, February 7th, here’s the full schedule of the day’s Storyvoice events:
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