World Read Aloud Day: Literacy an imperative we must embrace in 2021

South African children, along with their global counterparts in 66 countries, will once again immerse themselves in a world of new words, interesting characters and gripping plots on World Read Aloud Day.

Presented by global literacy non-profit LitWorld and sponsored by Scholastic, the annual literacy celebration advocates for greater access to literacy through diverse stories, as well as the power of reading aloud. This has shown to have an immense impact on the academic and cognitive development of a child, and as suggested by a recent national survey of 4,517 public school educators in the US*, their social-emotional well-being too.