Every child. Every parent. Every day.
Forty-six percent of parents with children ages 0-5 read aloud to them fewer than five days a week. Eight percent read aloud less than once a week. The Read Aloud 15 MINUTES National Campaign seeks to change those figures, and with them, the face of literacy and education in the United States.
The campaign is bringing together a passionate group of leadership partners, includes the American Library Association, with a goal of having every American child ready to read when entering kindergarten and continuing to build skills throughout early school years. Their overriding theme is “Start at the beginning.”
Check out their website for an impressive array of FREE downloadable posters, book selections, surveys and other supporting materials including messaging from the project’s “SpokesDoctor,” Dr. John S. Hutton.
Submitted by Kris Adams Wendt.