|Can You Imagine Not Being Able to Read? |
This is one of the many nursery rhymes my mother read to me as a child.
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“People say that life is the thing, but I prefer reading.” ― Logan Pearsall Smith
Happy International Literacy Day! Did you know that September 8 is International Literacy Day? Well, it is, and according to the International Literacy Day website, "Literacy contributes to peace as it brings people closer to attaining individual freedoms and better understanding the world, as well as preventing or resolving conflict." We, here at The Things You Can Read, would concur with that statement, and would add that we can't imagine not being able to read for our own personal pleasure, but also we can't imagine missing out on the connection that reading to our children has brought us.
If you want to know more what International Literacy Day is all about, we have included a short excerpt from International Literacy Day website, however we would encourage everyone to visit their website for even more information about this annual global event:
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Literacy and Peace
About the Day
For over 40 years now, UNESCO has been celebrating International Literacy Day by reminding the international community that literacy is a human right and the foundation of all learning.