World Read Aloud Day, always held on the first Wednesday of March, falls on the 5th this year. Last year more than one million people participated in this movement established by LitWorld, a wonderful non-profit organization that celebrates the power of word and story and promotes global literacy through their many worthwhile campaigns. Continue reading
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As a grandparent, you can be a role model for reading. You can also be a role model for giving. I suggest you combine the two by finding a way for you and your grandchild to help promote literacy on a local or global basis. Children benefit greatly from experiencing the joy associated with giving and from understanding that they can be a force for good in this world. Take inspiration from Tikun Olam, the Jewish concept of repairing the world one good deed at a time. I’ve included a sampling of worthwhile organizations who strive to break the barriers that impede literacy in the United States and beyond. Visit their websites to get details on how you can get involved or donate to their efforts. Continue reading
Celebrate by reading aloud, giving away a book or taking action in any way you can to Read It Forward to help advance the Global Literacy Movement. This day was established by LitWorld, a wonderful non-profit literacy organization fostering resilience, hope, and joy though the power of story. Learn more about all the worthwhile things, large and small, that they do by visiting their website or look for them on Facebook.