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OBSERVANCE: INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY: Reading Is Important

Updated on July 2, 2017

Propel The Mind

*Reading propels the mind of children/adults. There is so much in our world to learn about. And although there will be many places we will not actually be able to travel to, we can read about them. When we read about such places, we get a sense of what it's like to be there. We can imagine, even more clearly.

What We Gain:

*Joy of Reading: Fact or fiction or both.

*Positive Self Esteem: Because we know we have the ability to read.

* Classroom Confidence: Children/students (including adults) will not feel ashamed or experience the fear of not knowing how to read.

*Nourished Mind: We learn depth of information.

*Independence: The ability and courage to achieve higher goals.

*Enhanced creative thinking.

*Enriched analytical/and problem solving skills.

The Importance of Reading by canipie

What We Learn:

*Sentence structure: What a complete sentence consists of.

*The meaning of words by their placement in a sentence.

*Learn the workings of a language.

*Phonics: How to sound out the words.

*Reading Comprehension: Knowing how to read and increase understanding of what we read.

Parents/Educators:

*By asking your children/students questions and having them share what they have read about, gives you an idea of their comprehension level.

*Watch for events at your local and main libraries in your city. A good 'storyteller' can spark an interest in reading for your children/students. ALSO: Opportunities to personally meet these storytellers or an author of one of their favorite books may present itself. Getting a personalized book signing can be an exciting experience for them.

A Love For Reading by mom2amor

INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY: SEPTEMBER 8th

It is reported that over 100 million children and over 700 million adults, do not know how to read. Let us celebrate reading on September 8, 2011, International Literacy Day.

Each year the UNESCO reminds us of the status of literacy nationally.

Let us celebrate by: Making reading a fun/rewarding part of our daily lives. Celebrate reading with your children. Visit the library -- read them a story -- let them read a story to you -- You can even have a story-telling party for your children and a few of their relatives and friends, (children, teens and adults).

The NEA

The National Education Association desires to 'build a nation of readers.' On March 2, 2011 the NEA celebrates 'Reading Across America.' The following is a quote from the NEA:

About NEA's Read Across America

"The National Education Association is building a nation of readers through its signature program, NEA's Read Across America. Now in its thirteenth year, this year-round program focuses on motivating children and teens to read through events, partnerships, and reading resources.

NEA's Read Across America Day, NEA's national reading celebration takes place each year on or near March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss. Across the country, thousands of schools, libraries, and community centers participate by bringing together kids, teens, and books, and you can too!"

"On March 2, the National Education Association calls for every child to be reading in the company of a caring adult."

For further information visit: www.nea.org

 

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    • Support Med. profile imageAUTHOR

      Support Med. 

      7 years ago from Michigan

      Lady_E: Thanks for your comments. Many need a little help along the way. Hope this hub will help get them on the right track and provide info for those who would like to tutor. Have a wonderful day!

    • Support Med. profile imageAUTHOR

      Support Med. 

      7 years ago from Michigan

      Eileen: Thanks for reading and enjoying this hub. Been really busy lately. Thanks for commenting. Have a great day.

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      Eileen Hughes 

      8 years ago from Northam Western Australia

      This is very important. getting kids to read or even reading to them when they are very young and showing them the pictures, that way they will get to love books too.

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      Elena 

      8 years ago from London, UK

      This is very encouraging. You'd be surprised that there are so many adults who can't read in UK and they are not Foreigners. (Born and Bred in UK)

      We should instill it in our kids early and make it interesting too.

      Great Hub. :)

    • Support Med. profile imageAUTHOR

      Support Med. 

      8 years ago from Michigan

      katiem2: Thank you for your comments and enjoying the article. Continue to share in the power of reading.

      MartieCoetser: Thank you for visiting/commenting. I don't think one could ever be 'too pro-reading.' It is a great way to gain knowledge and depending on what we are reading, it can deter those bad experiences.

      bayoulady: I remember the RIF campaign/logo. It seems to be hidden now. They should keep it in the forefront. Thanks for visiting/commenting.

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      bayoulady 

      8 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

      I remember years ago when I first started teaching there was a campaign with the logo RIF ...Reading IS Fundamental. Parents should begin to foster a love for reading with their babies. You know, sitting in my lap and being allowed to turn the pages is my 33 yr old daughter's earliest memory of books.

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      Martie Coetser 

      8 years ago from South Africa

      I would say 90% of our knowledge is obtained through reading and 10% through personal experience, including listening to what others tell us. Or do you think I am too pro-reading?

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      katiem2 

      8 years ago from I'm outta here

      Literature is such a love near and dear to my heart, I share the power of reading with all young people I get the opportunity. LITERACY DAY is very important thank you.

    • Support Med. profile imageAUTHOR

      Support Med. 

      8 years ago from Michigan

      Pamela99: Thanks for your comments. Glad you enjoyed it.

      LillyGrillzit: Glad you enjoyed the hub; yes, it is very important. Have a good one!.

      leni sands: Thanks for visiting/commenting.

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      Leni Sands 

      8 years ago from UK

      Very important hub. Good work

    • LillyGrillzit profile image

      Lori J Latimer 

      8 years ago from The River Valley, Arkansas

      Thank you for this important Hub. This is an important subject.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      8 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Support Med, I think reading is the most important thing we should teach our children starting when they are young by reading them books. It is heartbreaking that so many don't know how to read as not only can't they read important documents or newspapers but they miss out on so many opportunities. Very important hub, rated up!

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