09 September 2008

Happy International Literacy day !

Today is International Literacy Day and this year's slogan is "Literacy is the best remedy" .. linking good health to literacy !
I was inspired to celebrate and found this on the internet <courtesy http://www.nifl.gov/nifl/literacy_day/ild_local.html>

Suggested Activities for Individuals

  • Take a field trip to a local literary landmark.
  • Learn about and support local literacy projects.
  • Join a book discussion group.
  • Develop a home library.
  • Sponsor a child in a reading program.
  • Give a book as a gift.
  • Volunteer to read to patients in a hospital or nursing home.
  • Get a library card and use it.
  • Share your enthusiasm for a book with a child.
  • Read books aloud to family and friends.
  • Reread a favorite book.
  • Ask your friends to tell you about the books that shaped their lives.
  • Help a child write and illustrate a book.
  • Attend readings at your local library or bookstore.
  • Recommend a favorite book to a friend.
  • Use television to encourage reading.
  • Teach someone to read.
I am going to think about it and see how I can contribute or celebrate my literacy :-)

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