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World Read Aloud Day 2023

With an estimated 70% of 10-year-olds unable to understand a simple written text, days like World Read Aloud Day take on extra significance, given how important reading aloud is in a child’s early literacy development.

For World Read Aloud Day 2023, Nkemdilim Osuigwe PhD from the African Library and Information Associations and Institutions (AfLIA) hosted a delightful 'show and tell' webinar to explain to interested African librarians about the value of reading aloud to children of all ages, to talk about the most effective ways to read aloud, and to show how to translate a story book in order to have a mother-tongue resource on hand for story hour! It was invigorating and motivational. Read more about how to take 'African stories to the world'.