Tomorrow is worth celebrating! February 1 has been designated as World Read Aloud Day.
Research shows that reading aloud to children peaks at age five, then falls dramatically once a child learns to read independently. But the message of tomorrow is “Don’t stop now!”
Frequent reading-aloud puts a child on the path to becoming a lifelong (and frequent) reader. Plus, listening to a parent read to them is one of the most cherished memories for many adults, perhaps even you!
You don’t need to wait until tomorrow to read aloud to a child.