Thursday, September 8

international literacy day...A to Z


Happy International Literacy Day--a day dedicated to highlighting the importance of worldwide literacy. UNESCO proclaimed September 8th International Literacy Day in 1965, and each year the day is celebrated with the announcement of three literacy awards by UNESCO and in  school communities throughout the world with reading activities and volunteer projects. 

According to this article from Education World, the presence of books in the home has a greater influence on a child's education than the parents' income, nationality or level of education. Reading really does make a difference. Celebrate today by learning more about the global condition of literacy in this video, trying out one of these volunteer project ideas, or just by reading a new book with your children. 

(Photo by Home Interior Designs Inspiration)


Contributed by Alyssa

1 comment:

  1. Terrific tips! I am so glad to see you engaging families in authentic ways instead of trying to turn them into classroom teachers!

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