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Early February Celebrates World Read Aloud Day

Reading Aloud Builds Literacy

During early February, over 173 countries now celebrate what the non-profit organization LitWorld created in 2010. This holiday – event – observance is sponsored by Scholastic each year, and this year, we celebrate it on February 2nd. In honor of this celebration, Scholastic is hosting a FREE virtual event from Jan 31st through Feb 2nd and they’ve put together a suggested reading list of 30 books.

The fact that reading aloud builds literacy even more than talking makes this an especially critical holiday to celebrate with your young readers. I encourage families to peruse the various books collections I have available on my blog for children to enjoy, whether that be with a teacher, parents, or as a budding solo reader:

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