Wednesday, March 6, 2013

World Read Aloud Day

My daughter has spent the last couple evenings snuggled up under her blanket reading a book. Correction: reading the iPad. Last night at 10 p.m. I finally said sorry, but you need to go to sleep. I promised to wake her up early so she could finish reading before school. Here's hoping she finishes before it's time to leave or we're going to have a real struggle! The book that has captured her attention? Boys are Dogs by Leslie Margolis. I don't know the author, but with such a ringing endorsement from my reluctant reader, I'm going to have to read this one myself!

But not today. Today is World Read Aloud Day, a celebration of shared words, encouraged by LitWorld.

I read aloud a lot with my entire family. (Yes, my hubby likes to listen in, too!) Right now we're in the middle of Harry Potter and Goblet of Fire. My son and husband have heard this entire series before, but it's the first time through with my daughter. It's been hard to keep some of the secrets of the stories from her (darn those evil children who like to spoil endings!) but the books are so wonderful that we've all enjoyed discovering them again. And of course, each time we finish a book, the dvd comes out so we can compare the book with the movie. You can guess which version wins every time :-)

What will you be reading out loud today with a child?


Faith E. Hough said...

I remember when I was a kid getting in trouble for reading so much...I used to hold the book up to those dim LED nightlights and get terrible headaches, but I never wanted to stop!
And we read aloud a lot in my home, too. My husband works from home, so often I'll read aloud to everyone--just finished The Silver Chair. :)

Kristan Hoffman said...

No kids to read aloud with, but I have very distinct, wonderful memories of my parents reading aloud with me. No doubt that's where my affinity for reading and writing comes from. :)

S.A. Larsenッ said...

I totally HEART World Read Aloud Day! Last year, I highlighted it on my site. Hmm...should have done that this year. Yikes! My kiddos are too old now to read aloud to, but I can still swap page by page with my nine year old. :)

Christina Lee said...

SWEET. My son and I are reading HP5--The Order of the Phoenix. (*high five*)

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