Coming up this week: World Read Aloud Day!
I just recently learned about this celebration of literacy, which takes place every year on the first Wednesday in March.
From the LitWorld website:
"World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words and creates a community of readers taking action to show the world that the right to literacy belongs to all people. By raising our voices together on this day we show the world’s children that we support their futures: that they have the right to read, to write, and to share their stories."
I love that idea, that everyone has the right to read, not that reading is privilege for those who have the resources. The LitWorld website is a fantastic resource for celebrating this day, with pre-made kits for classrooms, communities, offices, and homes. There's also a picture book that you can download straight from their website! You can sign up for the event and tell them how you'll be celebrating, as well as donate to their cause.
World Read Aloud Day isn't the only event that LitWorld hosts, as their mission is to help promote worldwide literacy, so they are involved with a number of organizations to help spread a love of reading and writing across the globe. Definitely a cause worth checking out, and a day worth celebrating!