World Read Aloud Day
It is a common childhood tradition to be tucked in bed with your parents while they read you a story from one of your favorite books. The soft, soothing sound of a parent reading these stories to us filled our minds with imagination, comforted our hearts, and gave us a strong desire to explore and learn more. World Read Aloud Day will be a great opportunity to relive this important part of your childhood, or your everyday life.
LitWorld, an organization that promotes literacy worldwide, is heavily supporting World Read Aloud Day. LitWorld is often credited with creating this day. LitWorld helps thousands of people, both children and adults, to learn to read every year. LitWorld’s mission “strengthening children and communities through stories” is more than appropriate for World Read Aloud Day.
World Read Aloud Day, which is only one of many opportunities they have, was launched in 2018. It has become even more effective and can reach people around the globe.
2018 marks the 20th anniversary for the Harry Potter series. They combined Harry Potter Book Night and World Read Aloud Day to bring the magic of reading to everyone. Reading aloud can stimulate the brain, strengthen friendships, and bring people together.
Research shows that reading aloud can have many benefits for you as well as your family. Stories can provide emotional escape for many people, especially when read aloud. Reading aloud to your child every day for a few moments a day will help them to manage their emotions and express themselves better. Reading aloud to children is a great way for them to develop empathy and understanding of other cultures.
Reading aloud in class can help students understand and explain concepts better. Scholastic found that 98% of teachers agree with the statement that students learn more from reading aloud in class.
These benefits aren’t just for young children. Reading aloud can be a fun activity for both teens and adults. Reading aloud to children is a great way to bond with them and improve their emotional regulation. Reading aloud to teens helps them develop a greater sense of social-emotional intelligence as well as a deeper understanding of the world. The benefits of reading aloud to your child, teen, and adult are innumerable.
Words are everywhere, so what better way to celebrate them then by getting together with family and friends and reading aloud? Scholastic reports that World Read Aloud Day is celebrated in 173 countries. According to Scholastic, this day “calls attention to the importance of sharing stories through challenging participants to grab books, find an audience and read-aloud!”
World Read Aloud Day can be celebrated by doing exactly what the label says: getting a book and reading it aloud. This can be done alone, with your children, or with your friends. Imagine how much fun it would be to have a book club that reads dramatically your favourite passages and your most loved poems. Reading aloud builds confidence, engages the brain, and brings stories to life in a way which compliments the written word.
Teachers can celebrate the day in their classrooms, regardless of how old your students are. Students can either pair up and read aloud to each other in small groups, or they can gather together in one group to share their favorite text. The text can be discussed with the class or in small groups. You might also consider discussing loud reading. You don’t have to spend a lot of time reading. Take this day to read aloud your favorite storybook or novel, alone or with a group. It doesn’t take long to read aloud on World Read Aloud Day. Open up your favorite book today and get started!