I’m a big fan of reading aloud. David or I have read aloud to Amber almost every day since she was born- that’s ten years of books and stories, poems and even a play or two, classics, graphic novels, you name it.
Today is World Read Aloud Day, sponsored by LitWorld, “to celebrate and encourage the invaluable practice of reading aloud and to bring attention to the importance of literacy
across all countries and for all of humanity. Reading aloud brings us together—brings meaning, enhanced understanding, and shared experience to our words and our stories.” I wish I had known about it earlier, but make the time to read aloud to someone today, child or adult. And if it’s not today, do it tomorrow, or the next day. Reading and sharing the love of books and words is just so important.
We all love a story.
As for me, I’ll be reading aloud from Harriet the Spy by Louise Fitzhugh. We’re on Chapter 2.