read aloud day

What is World Read Aloud Day

Every year, World Read Aloud Day draws everyone’s attention to just how important reading aloud and sharing stories with children is. People all over the world spend time on this day celebrating the power of stories and building communities of readers.

Join us on this day and read a story especially written for us by South Africa’s best known storyteller, Gcina Mhlophe to children you know. Last year Nal’ibali called on South Africa to help set a read-aloud record and together we read aloud to nearly 50,000 children! This year we’d like even more of you to join us and read to children on this special day – and, of course, then continue reading aloud to them throughout the year.

How to join in:

On 4 March 2015, read our World Read Aloud Day story to:

  • your own children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews
  • children in your class or at your school
  • groups of children at your reading club, library, educare centre or community centre.

Download one of our World Read Aloud Day story kits below with the story, fun activities and a special World Read Aloud Badge for children to colour in. You can read it online here on our website, OR on our mobisite here. You can also make finger puppets to use with the story here.

In addition, listen to Gcina Mhlophe reading the story in English, isiXhosa and isiZulu!

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