Books, Reading

World Read Aloud Day 2012

Do you read aloud to your children? Did you know 793 million people worldwide can’t?

March 7th is World Read Aloud Day, a celebration that encourages us to “imagine a world where everyone can read.” This year, LitWorld is hoping 1 million people will join the event by registering read-aloud activities on its Web site. To make it easy, the site has a this list of suggested activities, including reading aloud with your class at school, hosting book swap parties, dressing up like your favorite storybook characters and more. And there’s no excuse for not reading aloud: the site has a free digital picture book, New Day, New Friends available for download.

Do you have plans for celebrating World Read Aloud Day? I think I’ll have to tote a favorite book along to my MOMS Club meeting that day and read to all the busy toddlers.

7 thoughts on “World Read Aloud Day 2012”

  1. I must admit mine are really not into being read to at the moment, so I will try harder on that day. Sometimes I just sit near them and read a book aloud to pique their interest. Usually all that that gets is a funny look from my husband lol.

  2. We are having a family read aloud time after dinner! My sister picked Mo Willems “We are in a book” to read aloud. (she reads the piggie part and my dad reads Geralds part). I am not sure what I will pick to read aloud…

    1. Oh, my boys love Piggie and Gerald. Their current favorite is “Should I Share My Ice Cream?” Just this morning my three-year-old was running around with a pig hand puppet and a pretend ice cream cone.

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