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World Read Aloud Day

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Thanks to my friend Drew, I found out about World Read Aloud Day today.

Reading daily is just a part of our lives… I read Fuller his lessons, he reads a book to me almost every day, and Damon’s new kindle has sparked a father/son reading marathon of the Wizard of Oz books (I think they are on book five).

I sometimes joke that having a child who can read is a big adjustment for our family. Suddenly Fuller is gathering information from word he sees, not just words he hears. At Christmas he was reading over my shoulder as I had an IM conversation with Damon. The topic was Christmas presents, so I actually switched computers to finish the conversation with D. Fuller sees URLs as part of advertisements or on packaging and asks to visit the sites (um, no).

But joking aside, I love that Fuller can read and I cherish the reading aloud he does, because the joy it gives us both is more than I ever imagined. And watching Damon spend an hour or more reading about Dorothy, Tick Tock, and whatever other characters live in the Kindle also brings me joy.

So, I say bring some more joy into your life. Read out loud to someone today, and celebrate bringing literacy to the world.

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  1. It is so great seeing the boys growing up. Eva is on the cusp of being able to read. Did you do anything specific to teach Fuller?
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  2. I can imagine that independent reading opens up the world! We’re on the verge of that, but we’re not there yet.

    Yay for World Read Aloud Day!
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