Skip to main content
March is National Read-Aloud Month
Start the ​"Books are my Super Power" Read-Aloud Challenge Today!

What is the Read-Aloud Challenge?

We challenge you to participate in fun and educational activities throughout National Read-Aloud Month.

Why Should you Participate?

Research supports the many benefits of reading aloud to young children, however less than half of children under age 4 are read to daily in the U.S.

Will you accept the challenge?

NHSA and the Family Reading Partnership are joining forces to increase awareness and support for all for families to engage in reading aloud at home with the goal that every Head Start Child will grow up knowing that books are their Super Power. Research supports the many benefits of reading aloud to young children, however less than half of children under age 4 are read to daily in the U.S. It’s time to start a read-aloud revolution!

Why are books a Super Power? When children listen to books read aloud, they learn about people, places, and how things work. They learn about emotions and feelings and how to use words to share their ideas. While enjoying the special connection of shared book reading, children naturally increase their vocabularies and gain the knowledge and skills necessary for later reading. Books teach facts, inspire imagination, and start children on a lifetime of learning.

Parents and teachers can connect children with the power of books by reading aloud every day. Celebrate this March during National Read-Aloud Month!

 

 

Start the Read-Aloud Challenge Today!

  • View the Toolkit to download kids' Super Power Activities, posters, book lists with activities for home and school and a calendar of read-aloud fun for the whole month!
  • Join the Read-Aloud Challenge Facebook event to see all the action, post pictures, get book suggestions and be eligible for prizes! (One lucky prize winner will be picked each week)
  • Order the new bilingual (English/Spanish) edition of the Family Reading Partnership book “At Home with Books/En Casa con Libros” at a deep discount to encourage more read-aloud time at home.
Sponsors