Today is World Read Aloud Day, who are you reading to?
Today is World Read Aloud Day so who you will read aloud to, and where you will do that reading?
This day is to remind people about the importance of reading aloud for developing literacy, but also it is about fun. No one is too old to be read to.
Some of the folk behind this blog (NSW based library workers) will be having a read aloud event on the steps of the Mitchell Library at the State Library of New South Wales, starting at 4.15pm and continuing for about half an hour. Please join us if you are in the area. Bring anything you would like to read aloud. We are suggesting My brilliant career, but you can read anything you like – perhaps Neil Gaiman’s twitter stream, or a post from Boing boing would also go well. We are hoping people will form small groups and read aloud to each other for about half an hour – but you are welcome to stay longer reading if you like.
The hashtag for World Read Aloud Day is #readaloud (and don’t forget to include #nyr12 as well) so you can tell others how you are reading aloud today.