Join the Read-Aloud Challenge!
March is officially National Read-Aloud Month, but you can take the Read-Aloud Challenge any month!
You help children grow up knowing that books are their Super Power when you read aloud together every day.
Research supports the many benefits of reading aloud to young children, however less then half of children under age 4 are read to daily in the U.S. It’s time to start a read-aloud revolution!
Why are books a Super Power? When children listen to books read aloud, they learn about people, places, and how things work. They learn about emotions and feelings and how to use words to share their ideas. While enjoying the special connection of shared book reading, children naturally increase their vocabularies and gain the knowledge and skills necessary for later reading. Books teach facts, inspire imagination, and start children on a lifetime of learning.
Parents and teachers can connect children with the power of books by reading aloud every day!
Here’s what you can do:
Take the Read-Aloud Challenge Pledge
I believe that reading to a child is one of the most important things I can do to help him/her grow up to:
- Love books
- Become a reader
- Have success in school and in life!
Read-Aloud Challenge Tool Kit!
Explore the the tabs below for downloads and links to give you ideas and activities for making read-aloud a fun and exciting part of your classroom or home.
Spanish versions of some materials are available under some tabs and also here:
Promesa del ninos, 10 Razones buenisimos, Actividad con hacer la mascara, y En Casa con Libros
Super Hero Activity Page Print out, decorate, cut out, and use to dress up as a Super Hero who loves books!
Kids Pledge Activity Print out, color, and fold and make it into your own book!
Promesa del ninos
Actividad con hacer la mascara
Kids: Ask for read-aloud every day!
Grown-Ups: Read to a child every day!