Reading is always something which I emphasize on with my kids. I feel that is important to instill the love for reading from when they are infant.
All of us start off with listening to our parents or teachers reading to us. We get a vague understanding how words are formed and used in various languages.
Literacy is of the utmost importance in our modern world. One needs to be literate to be able to keep up with the constant changes in society and to have the ability to constantly upgrade our skills and knowledge.
It is no longer sufficient to just have a Degree or Master to survive in the corporate world. Professional qualification have to be constantly upgraded and we need to be on top of the latest developments in our chosen fields.
World Read Aloud Day is an international event that encourages everyone worldwide to celebrate the power of words and stories by participate in a global movement to advocate for every child’s right to literacy, safe education, and access to books and technology.
Litworld is documenting various attempts to read aloud by people across nations. They are hosting at 24-hour Read Aloud at Time Square in USA. Pop over to their site to find out how they are bringing literacy to the underprivileged and how you can get involved in the global literacy movement.
If you are not able to be physically present to read aloud to your kids there are some websites online which have audio books which your child can read along to.
There is a selection of 126 short stories with audio which your child can listen to while reading the story.
I’ll be doing my part that day by making special effort to read aloud to the kids before their bedtime on the 9th of March.
What will you be doing to promote literacy?