World Read Aloud Day

5th February 2020

February 5th 2020 was World Read Aloud Day! LitWorld founded World Read Aloud Day in 2010 as an opportunity for people all around the globe to celebrate the joy of reading aloud, and advocate for literacy as a fundamental human right that belongs to everyone. Over the last ten years, World Read Aloud Day has evolved into a global movement of millions of readers, writers, and listeners from communities all across the world coming together to honour the joy and power of reading stories, and continue expanding the definition and scope of global literacy.

At BNIS teachers swapped classrooms and read a story to children they don't normally spend time with. It was such a fun event. Teachers read favourite books, online stories and poems to the group of children they had been allocated too. Strangely a witch even appeared in FS2 to read Room on the Broom!

We have often referred to the HUGE benefits of reading aloud to children. Children that are read to more often have improved language and listening skills, experience stronger emotional connections to their loved ones, and gain a lifelong love of reading. Please visit Reach Out and Read for more information.