Who will you read to today?
Reading aloud builds literacy skills in kids,
(there are statistics that show kids who have a regular read aloud story time do better in school) and reading aloud builds bonds of intimacy, friendship and community.
And not only that!
Story reading better prepares you for telling your own story. And reading that story out loud? That builds confidence- it's a safe way of practicing your madd public speaking skillz!
Okay. We know not everyone wants to share their story in a public way, but what about sharing your story by writing it down, or sharing your story with your kids, your family members?
Sharing your story in more words than a status update?
Your story has value, power, and impact, no matter if it is one of overcoming hardship or if it is one of a peaceful family life. It still has value, power, and impact. Reading aloud from someone else's story prepares you to share your own.
And reading aloud prepares our children to share their story.
The Yourdori Girls value the story. It's so important to us, so unique, we are in the business of crafting a perfect place for you to keep your story.
We created a facebook event page to share our love of reading
aloud, not only that, we will be live casting lots of people reading aloud from all over the country. Each person has five minutes to share from a book starting with us @Yordori on Periscope at 7 a.m. pacific time and then again at 5 p.m. pacific time. If you have the Perisope app we would love for you to watch. If you have a twitter account we would love for your feed back and tweet love to share the message that reading aloud is good for the reader and the listener. We are using the #WorldReadAloudDay2016, look for us!
World Read Aloud Day is a concept of Litworld.org. The day "motivates children, teens and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words and creates a community of readers taking action to show the world that the right to literacy belongs to all people. "
That sounds like something we all can support.
So. World Read Aloud Day is an important day. What will you read today? What story will you share? A beloved childhood story? A book that changed your life? A passage that inspired you?
The Yourdori Girls
Nancy and Dana