In Charlotte, North Carolina, parents are being encouraged to start reading bedtime stories to their children through the use of World Read Aloud Day. This initiative is aimed at reminding parents of the importance of reading with their kids regularly. Read Charlotte Deputy Director Kate Bradstreet and local mother Jennifer Grant, who is featured in the recent Read Together campaign, joined a radio show to discuss this topic.
The Read Together campaign was launched last summer in collaboration with 16 partner organizations, with the goal of emphasizing the significance of reading with children on a regular basis. The initiative provides resources and simple tips on reading together based on children’s age, which can be found on their website.
According to Bradstreet, reading with an adult helps children improve their vocabulary, language, listening comprehension, and general literacy skills. Fiction books provide children with a deeper understanding of stories, while nonfiction books on topics such as plants, animals, and space help them make sense of the world around them.
Grant emphasized that reading together is an important part of her family’s daily routine and a moment they all look forward to. She shared how she reads different types of books with her kids depending on their age and interests. To learn more about the Read Together campaign and the Grant family’s experience, visit their website. Additionally, readers can stay up to date with upcoming events by visiting their website or following them on Facebook.