Thursday, March 1, 2012

Best Day in the World, Maybe

It's coming up: World Read Aloud Day. March 7, y'all. Put it on your calendar.

LitWorld's mission is to
. . .use the power of story to cultivate literacy skills in the world's most vulnerable children through Education, Advocacy and Innovation. LitWorld creates resilience building reading and writing experiences which connect and fortify communities.
Who can't get on board with this agenda?

The best thing I ever heard anyone say about reading was that in addition to the value (in terms of acquiring knowledge and information) and sheer pleasure it gives, reading also ensures domestic harmony, because whenever one must wait for another member of one's household, one may sit oneself comfortably and read, thereby spending time profitably and enjoyably that would otherwise be wasted in grumbling. 

Read about World Read Aloud Day here.
Register to participate in World Read Aloud Day here.
Download a pdf containing an activity kit here.

I'd love to hear what you're going to read aloud. Could be anything. I'll make a list, starting with 10 Minutes till Bedtime by the wonderful, wonderful Peggy Rathmann.

NOTE: You probably noticed the change in design. No credit to me. You know how simple those templates are.

UPDATE: Great idea here at GOOD. It's a 30-Day Art Challenge for March. Already shaping up to be a good month, what with the reading and the art.

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