World Read Aloud Day

“World Read Aloud Day is all about spreading love for reading.  We think everyone in the world should get to read and write.  Every year, people all around the globe celebrate WRAD by reading and sharing stories together.”  LitWorld


As an elementary teacher and mother of two, read aloud time has always been a special part of my daily routine.  There’s just something so magical about a classroom full of children excited to return to the cliffhanger from the day before – and there is absolutely nothing better than snuggling up with your children to share great language and literature.  But the MOST important part of reading out loud is the many benefits it provides.

Slide1bLit World and Scholastic are teaming up again for the biggest World Read Aloud Day (WRAD) ever – spreading the message in more than 100 countries!  Visit both of their websites for more information and resources like printable bookmarks, read aloud suggestions, and facilitator guides.


The Orajel Read2Me Tonight campaign encourages reading aloud and storytelling at bedtime.  Visit their website to read more about their Brush! Book! Bed! habit, read a free e-book for ages 5 and under, and browse Scholastic’s 100 Best Read-Aloud Books Countdown.

Additional FREE Read Aloud Resources

Storynory provides a large collection of free audio stories for kids.  Listen to classics, fairy tales, myths, poetry and more.

Just Books Read Aloud offers 750 children’s books read aloud – sorted by length of book, author, narrator, category, reading level, and other languages.

Storyline Online features famous people reading notable children’s books (i.e., Al Gore reading Brave Irene by William Steig).  An activity guide and the option to purchase the book are also available.

So…grab a book, find an audience, and read out loud!

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