We are challenging all families to read aloud together at home this week and share a reading selfie to social media with #EFSreads2019. We will collect all of your photos and put them into a movie to share with our students and community (make sure to set your photos to public, so we can see them). If you are not on social media, we still want you to participate! Email your photo to firstname.lastname@example.org. Whether you are posting or emailing, please do so by Thursday, January 31 at 10 a.m. On Friday morning, we will come together as a school, read a book aloud, and watch the video of our families’ photos.
Why are we so excited about World Read Aloud Week?
- We love books!
- Research shows that reading aloud to children at least three times a week develops stronger reading skills, leading to greater academic achievement in school.
- Sharing cozy time with a book as part of a bedtime routine is a great way unwind at the end of a busy day.
- Reading aloud to children models strong fluency skills, such as language development, comprehension, and understanding of language.
- Focused time with literature helps to enrich the skills that we are building throughout their day at EFS.
So, curl up with your family and a good book, snap a reading selfie, and send it our way! We can't wait to see what you have been reading!