Reading Out Loud is One Way to Battle Illiteracy
Illiteracy continues to affect both children and adults. 793 million people around the world have been found to be illiterate. Within the United States, 32 million adults cannot read.
“Dominique Young is the senior director of the Family and Community Engagement division at Scholastic, a book publishing company and a partner of World Read Aloud Day. She says more frequently, schools today are struggling to work reading aloud into the school day…’Reading aloud is a formal way of having a conversation,’ Young says. ‘If parents can understand their power of having very purposeful and meaningful conversations with their child, that’s also helping to break illiteracy statistics and help to build language and vocabulary development.'”