Welcome to Day #5 of Bloggers Read Across the Globe (BRAG) — Promoting Children’s Reading and Literacy
Children’s Literacy Headline: “All over the world, children are hungry for learning and for the power it brings. Literacy is the foundation for emotional and physical well-being, intellectual growth, and economic security. The right to read and write is a fundamental human right and belongs to all people. LitWorld is making that a reality.”
We’re Celebrating LitWorld’s World Read Aloud Day — March 7, 2012
LitWorld “cultivates literacy leaders worldwide through transformational literacy experiences that build connection, understanding, resilience and strength. LitWorld joins with teachers, parents, community members, and children to support the development of sustainable literacy practices across the world.”
Words changing worlds . . .
By 2014: Help one million children learn to read.
By 2016: Equip ten thousand literacy leaders to effect change that will impact ten million children across the globe. I just love this LitWorld video!
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More about LitWorld — Taking Action for Global Literacy, Celebrate the Power of Words, Change the World
Worldwide at least 793 million people remain illiterate.
Imagine a world where everyone can read…
World Read Aloud Day is about taking action to show the world that the right to read and write belongs to all people. World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words, especially those words that are shared from one person to another, and creates a community of readers advocating for every child’s right to a safe education and access to books and technology.
By raising our voices together on this day we show the world’s children that we support their future: that they have the right to read, to write, and to share their words to change the world.
Accomplished so far:
• Reached 35 countries and 40,000 participants on March 3, 2010
• Reached 60 countries and all 50 states and 200,000 participants on March 9, 2011
• March 7, 2012: Let’s make it a million participants or more!
What Can You Do to Celebrate World Read Aloud Day?
I encourage you to visit LitWorld where you’ll find ways to participate on March 7. For example, share World Read Aloud Day with friends across the globe by using video chat and tuning into LitWorld’s special live webcasts. Join the upcoming Live Orange Broadcast Series Events on the art of reading aloud, check LitWorld’s Facebook Events Page for details.
Sign up for an official WRAD 2012 Video Chat, or set up your own cross-global video chat with a long-distance friend. If you can’t join the WRAD 2012 Signature Event at Books of Wonder in New York City in person, check the site on March 7 and tune in to the live webcast.
DON’T FORGET TO ENTER THE BRAG GIVEAWAY NOW!!!